Links 4/24/23

Links for you. Science:

Lightning Bolt Deposits a Strange Mineral Never Seen on Earth Before
Immunogenicity of the BA.1 and BA.4/BA.5 SARS-CoV-2 Bivalent Boosts: Preliminary Results from the COVAIL Randomized Clinical Trial
Genome size distributions in bacteria and archaea are strongly linked to evolutionary history at broad phylogenetic scales
Two artificial tears outbreak-associated cases of XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa detected through whole genome sequencing-based surveillance
Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 mutational spectrum
Restriction-modification systems have shaped the evolution and distribution of plasmids across bacteria


Conservatives, Not “The Left” Are Making Young Americans “Woke”
Long COVID Is Being Erased—Again: What was once outright denial has morphed into a subtler dismissal.
Stephenie could not get her legs to move in sync. Turns out it was long COVID
A Few Ways Out of the Debt Ceiling Mess
Stop the Charade: The Federal Budget Is Its Own ‘Debt-Ceiling’
Mississippi Must Grant Religious Exemptions For Childhood Vaccines, Federal Judge Rules
A Seattle synagogue was tagged with anti-Israel graffiti. It left the vandalism up to make a point.
There is no such thing as an accidental shooting
A Very Stable Genius
Fire Mark Zuckerberg
Elon Musk Has Broken Disaster-Response Twitter
The End of BuzzFeed News Means the Coming of a New Internet
We MUST Be Critical of Rebekah Jones, “Censored” Florida COVID “Scientist”
House GOP: Give Us Everything We’ve Ever Wanted And We’ll Extend The Debt Ceiling … ‘Til March
The UK Faces a Steep Climb Out of a Deep Hole
Kitchen Table
Robots Are Now Delivering Food In The Mosaic District In Fairfax
COVID-19 outbreak hits large Bay Area hospital, prompting new mask rules (no one could have predicted…)
The Republican Party Can’t Reform Until They Jettison People Like Cleta Mitchell
America Fails the Civilization Test
Heavier Vehicles in Aging Parking Garages Are a Recipe for Disaster
$62,000 and three years later: Long COVID continues to upend this California couple’s lives
Senate Democrats need to play hardball
American Madness: Thousands of people with severe mental illness have been failed by a dysfunctional system. My friend Michael was one of them. Twenty-five years ago, he killed the person he loved most.
SpaceX’s Starship Kicked Up a Dust Cloud, Leaving Texans With a Mess
Sen. John Fetterman Is Ready to Talk About His Mental Health: ‘I Want People to Hear This’

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