Links 4/28/23

Links for you. Science:

Polly wants a video chat
Your Hair Is Going Gray. This Glitch May Explain Why.
Universal Influenza Candidate Vaccine Performs Well in Phase 1 Trial
Contrary to popular belief, most virologists I know are not cowboys when it comes to safety. They prefer to use far more tractable surrogate systems when studying dangerous viruses. A case study to highlight the nuances of viral manipulation
Fungal Diseases and COVID-19 (the most noteworthy part: “COVID-19 likely increases the risk for fungal infections because of its effect on the immune system and because treatments for COVID-19 (like steroids and other drugs) can weaken the body’s defenses against fungi.”)
The Mystery Of The Tully Monster Will Never Be Solved


Daylight Come, and He Got to Go Home
Who Could Mistake Tucker Carlson For Anything Else?
Chinese Censorship Is Quietly Rewriting the Covid-19 Story. Under government pressure, Chinese scientists have retracted studies and withheld or deleted data. The censorship has stymied efforts to understand the virus.
A Test of the News: Objectivity, democracy, and the American mosaic
Will Tucker Carlson Become Alex Jones? The host used his platform to bring hate and conspiracy theories from the fever swamps to cable TV.
Bernie Sanders endorses Biden, rules out 2024 bid of his own
It’s time to support the hidden workers who keep the 1 percent running
Biden Aligns Democrats With “Freedom” As GOP Goes Into Fascism Overdrive
The Unbearable Costs of Becoming a Writer
Law firm head bought Gorsuch-owned property: The Supreme Court justice did not report the identity of the purchaser, whose firm has had numerous cases before the court. (this looks like a bribe…)
Elon Musk is a right-wing oligarch building his own Death Star. Nothing he’s done at Twitter makes sense unless you recognize it’s all about empowering authoritarians and weakening democracy.
Dr. Fauci Looks Back: ‘Something Clearly Went Wrong’
Clarence Thomas Billionaire Benefactor Harlan Crow Bought Citizenship in Island Tax Haven
The fight over federal telework
Metro CEO: DC’s fare evasion law needs changing
This prolific Globe commenter attacks city councilors — from a shared council account
Where Did All The Bad Takes Come From
Elon Musk’s exploding rocket offers a superb symbol of MAGA’s current fortunes
Our Glorious Justices
Black residents are leaving Baltimore in large numbers, heading to suburbs
Why Would He
Neil Gorsuch Is the Latest Justice to Show Off Some Fancy Financial Footwork
Woman with Cancerous Pregnancy Was Told to Wait in Parking Lot Until She Was ‘Crashing’
Helicopters Will Be Required To Fly At Higher Altitudes, On New Routes To Reduce Noise
Neil Gorsuch has a disclosure problem, too
Here’s the Gutsy, Unprecedented Campaign Biden and the Democrats Need to Run

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