Links 3/12/23

Links for you. Science:

Long COVID linked to lower brain oxygen levels, cognitive problems and psychiatric symptoms (paper here)
Problem-Solving and Spontaneous Tool-Using Ability in European Brown Bears (Ursus arctos arctos) (what if it’s on cocaine though?)
12 exotic bacteria found to passively collect rare earth elements from wastewater
Defining the Benefits of Antibiotic Resistance in Commensals and the Scope for Resistance Optimization
Better incentives are needed to reward academic software development
Freshwater environment as a reservoir of Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae


Inside the New York Times Blowup Over Transgender Coverage. Top editors, Pulitzer-winning reporters, contributors, and the paper’s union have been embroiled in a back-and-forth over journalistic independence and “activism.” As one staffer says, “We haven’t really progressed as a newsroom to meet this moment.” (the Radical Centrist ideology on display is horrifying)
Transgender people face ‘horrifying’ rhetoric at statehouses
Now It’s Time
Parents push back on allegations against St. Louis transgender center. ‘I’m baffled.’
What You Get for Being Loyal to Elon Musk
Blaise Ingoglia bill would ‘cancel’ Democratic Party
Conspiracy Theorizing Goes Off the Rails
House and Tome: Retiree Uses Second Life as Artist to Highlight Homeless Plight
Sanders Warns of ‘Primary Care Cliff’ as Federal Funds for Local Clinics Set to Expire
New, Buzzy Cochrane Study Sets the “Fools Gold” Standard for Anti-Maskers
Eight Lessons From Bernie Sanders’s New Book
VW wouldn’t locate kidnapped child because his mother didn’t pay for find-my-car subscription
You probably won’t get any student loan relief, thanks to a GOP-controlled Supreme Court
D.C. And Congress Disagree On Plenty, But Here’s A New One: How To Count To 30
3 abortion bans in Texas leave doctors ‘talking in code’ to pregnant patients
The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Tried Very Hard Today to Find a Good Reason to Screw Biden
Drip and Tuck
East Palestine Isn’t Suffering From One Disaster. It’s Suffering From Many.
Michigan Man Charged With Threatening To Kill All The State’s Jewish Elected Officials
Florida bill would require bloggers who write about governor to register with the state
Christopher Wray is getting away with doing a lousy job
The Useful Idiots Fueling the Right-Wing Transphobia Panic
There is no lab leak theory: It’s still just vibes in search of a hypothesis
The Supreme Court justices deciding whether to axe Biden’s student loan relief program paid an average of $42,539 to go to college. Today, they’d have to pay around $320,531.
Finally, Democrats appear ready to wage war on Fox News

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