Links 4/27/23

Links for you. Science:

There Are Some Really, Really Old Trees In Fairfax County
A ferritin-based COVID-19 nanoparticle vaccine that elicits robust, durable, broad-spectrum neutralizing antisera in non-human primates
Mystery solved: Scientists ID Caribbean sea urchin killer
Rat ambassadors try to counter bad press amid NYC’s rat war
Lower prevalence of Post-Covid-19 Condition following Omicron SARS-CoV-2 infection
The XBB.1.16 COVID Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now


Republicans’ War on Their Own Public Health. Tens of thousands of conservatives died because they believed anti-vaccine lies. Now the GOP is bringing back measles and polio.
Health care access for trans youth is crumbling — and not just in red states: The impact of gender-affirming care bans — inflamed by the rhetoric on the right about “child grooming” — is rippling beyond Republican-controlled states. (one of the few stories to mention the anti-abortion terrorism of the 1980s)
What Was Twitter, Anyway? Whether the platform is dying or not, it’s time to reckon with how exactly it broke our brains. (very good)
How Washington allowed bank CEOs to pocket huge bonuses amid failures
The Future of AI Relies on a High School Teacher’s Free Database
How Elon Musk Turned the Blue Check Mark Into a Scarlet Letter
The business genius has another excellent idea
Egos over freedom: Proud Boys trial proof MAGA will pay any price to avoid admitting they were wrong
For transgender kids, a frantic rush for treatment amid bans
Tucker Carlson’s ouster is another sign that MAGA is shrinking
NYC libraries could cut weekend service if Mayor Adams’ budget cuts go through (defund the police is bad something something)
The Decline of the Hit
The unnecessary price of Covid-19
Florida surgeon general altered key findings in study on Covid-19 vaccine safety
This Bill Could Help D.C. Turn Vacant Homes Into Grocery Stores
Let’s Call the Parking Police on the NYPD
Why did Fox News give Tucker Carlson the boot? The answer matters
Tucker Carlson’s Exit Shows Who’s the Real Star at Fox: No one is irreplaceable at the network. It was designed that way.
When GOP Attorneys General Embraced Jan. 6, Corporate Funders Fled. Now They’re Back.
Seeking to Turn Students Into Informers, Republicans Continue Authoritarian History
The Amazing Story of How Philly Cheesesteaks Became Huge in Lahore, Pakistan
Tucker Carlson Helps Nazis Find Victims (a piece from 2018 that was pulled at the last minute)
SpaceX Starship explosion spread particulate matter for miles
Moral Panics
Tucker Carlson’s Prayer Talk May Have Led to Fox News Ouster: “That Stuff Freaks Rupert Out”
Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries To Spearhead Effort To Flip New York House Seats

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