Links 3/28/23

Links for you. Science:

Genetic evidence of susceptible wildlife in SARS-CoV-2 positive samples at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, Wuhan: Analysis and interpretation of data released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control
How Do Volcanic Smoke Rings Form? New Clues in the Vapor.
We (Probably) Can’t Tell Whether Mars Has Life. State-of-the-art equipment can’t always identify life inhabiting the most Mars-like spot on Earth, leaving scientists wondering how to do better on the Red Planet.
Tanzania says five dead in Marburg virus outbreak
Better sleep, better life? testing the role of sleep on quality of life
Evolving antibody evasion and receptor affinity of the Omicron BA.2.75 sublineage of SARS-CoV-2


How Start? Reflecting on the War in Iraq
If It’s Really That Bad, People Need To Know
They’re Bad People
Michael Bloomberg Has Found a New $5 Million Cause: Helping Hochul (today in ‘awful Democrats who take money from Republicans’)
‘Under His Wings’: Leaked Emails Reveal an Anti-Trans ‘Holy War’
Awash in Asphalt, Cities Rethink Their Parking Needs
Food Nonprofit Bread For The City Pausing Food Services For A Month
A Sandwich Shop, a Tent City and an American Crisis. As homelessness overwhelms downtown Phoenix, a small business wonders how long it can hang on.
State Democrats Stiff Renters Again: As the Affordability Crisis Rages On, State Dems Do Nothing to Stop Rent Gouging (“Ninety-four percent of the Senate owns a home, as does ninety-three percent of the House… renters are massively underrepresented in the Legislature, and so it only makes sense that when it comes time to cut for floor time, renters stand to lose.”)
Who Is Still Inside the Metaverse? Searching for friends in Mark Zuckerberg’s deserted fantasyland.
The Uncanny Valley
Will Humans Ever Go Extinct?
Minnesota Is Restoring the Voting Rights of Tens of Thousands
Metro Will Retrofit Faregates To Cut Down On Fare Evasion
Singal and the Noise
A critical analysis of the evidence for the SARS-CoV-2 origin hypotheses (written before the racoon dog data)
At Georgia lawmaker’s office, statehood advocates say ‘hands off DC’
Biden quietly signs one of his term’s most harmful and oppressive measures yet. The president’s support for overturning criminal justice reforms in Washington, D.C., spoke volumes, even as he and the White House remained quiet.
Expanding child labor is exactly what America’s kids don’t need
Inch by Bloody Inch in Ukraine War, Russia Is Closing In on Bakhmut
White House disbanding its covid-19 team in May
The Chickenshit Club
How to explain the covid baby boom
Sexual Harassment Allegations Against John Falcicchio Throw Bowser Administration Into Chaos
Senate Democrats should be holding oversight hearings of their own
Unsafe At Any Speed

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