Links 3/9/23

Links for you. Science:

Swimming Cougars Take to the Sea, Astonishing Researchers in the Pacific Northwest
Gulf of Maine sees second-hottest year on record, report shows, ‘getting to the edge of habitability’
Algae may help some coral reefs survive in warming oceans, study says
Most science is done via direct mechanistic evidence rather than indirect mechanistic inference through an RCT.
The risk of miscarriage following COVID-19 vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Wear a respirator, not a cloth or surgical mask, to protect against respiratory viruses

Other:

‘A housing market for almost no one’: Rising prices and interest rates have made home buying feel impossible
The Broken Promise of “College for Everyone”: The rise in undergraduate degrees was supposed to increase prosperity and cut economic inequality. Biden’s student debt relief plan, which is being challenged at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, proves otherwise.
Long COVID may be all in the brain, yet it’s anything but imaginary
DeSantis bill lays out a right-wing takeover of Florida public colleges and universities
Short on dispatchers, operators and trains, MBTA says subway service cuts continue (related story here)
FDA Authorizes First At-Home Test That Can Detect Flu And COVID-19
In development-leery Brookline, an early test of the state’s multifamily housing law
The Cost Of Deglobalization
The most overused — and incorrectly used — word in sports? ‘Dynasty.’
‘The Democratic Party in New York Is a Disaster’
I know Michael Delaney. After what he did, he doesn’t deserve to be a judge. His nomination shows me and other survivors of sexual assault that the Biden administration approves of what Delaney and St. Paul’s School put me and my family through.
Private Equity’s Senator Gets Big Payout
Opponents of my kids’ math program have their calculus all wrong. The Calculus Project puts underrepresented students in a cohort of their peers and empowers them to soar. What’s so discriminatory about that?
Is D.C. juvenile justice a revolving door? We need to know.
Fort Point Channel floodgate idea advances, but how to pay for it?
Discreetly, and at peril, Russian volunteers help Ukrainian refugees
Ed Markey helped make Elon Musk. Now, Markey is working to slow him down.
Tennessee senator gloms onto D.C. crime to force a vote. Resolution from Sen. Bill Hagerty puts Hill Democrats, D.C. Council and Biden in tough position (the penalty for carjacking in D.C. is actually higher than in Tennessee)
Boston’s residential neighborhoods are thriving, while downtown struggles
These researchers use satellite photos, AI to map crosswalks and fill gaps
Wow, Florida…
A D.C. drag event feared Proud Boy crashers. Residents came to defend it.
Will a $1.6bn defamation lawsuit finally stop Fox News from spreading lies?
Doctors who touted ivermectin as covid fix now pushing it for flu, RSV
The Build-Nothing Country
My Abortions Are God Approved Holy Ones
5 good points the right is making about the Ohio train disaster (headline could be “When conservatives abandon ideology and talking points, things might not suck as much”)

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