Links 5/6/23

Links for you. Science:

Why viral reservoirs are a prime suspect for long COVID sleuths
COVID’s future: mini-waves rather than seasonal surges
California condors in Arizona, Utah died from avian flu
The virome of the last eukaryotic common ancestor and eukaryogenesis
Evolution of Florida vaccine analysis
Scientists Discover Fungi That Can Eat Plastic in Just 140 Days


Texas is Fabricating Abortion Data: Doctors are being forced to report fake abortion ‘complications’ under threat of losing their jobs
Tucker Carlson, ‘White Men’ and the Lynch Mob Mentality
Please, Everyone, Calm Your Faces About Shoplifting
Emails Reveal ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Herschel Walker Money Scandal: Emails show Herschel Walker solicited hundreds of thousands of dollars for his own business from a billionaire donor, with the donor believing he was giving to Walker’s campaign. (imagine if Walker had won…)
Metro to increase Red Line train frequency to help alleviate overcrowding
May The 4th Be With You, D.C.: All The Things You Never Knew About The District’s Star Wars Connections
How the Courts, COVID, and Jan. 6 Have Made it Harder for D.C Prisoners to Earn Early Release. Incarcerated people must now apply for early release from far-flung federal prisons rather than the D.C. Jail, making the process all the more difficult.
Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition. Crow paid for private school for a relative Thomas said he was raising “as a son.” “This is way outside the norm,” said a former White House ethics lawyer. (plz leave Justice Thomas’ smol billionaire fren alone)
The Largest Source of Stolen Guns? Parked Cars.
Court ruling on PrEP could lead to more than 2,000 HIV infections in the next year, say researchers
You May Need That Procedure. But Do You Really Need an Escort? Following even basic screenings and operations, patients often must arrange for someone to deliver them home. For older people, it can be a tall order.
Wisconsin Teacher Who Complained About “Rainbowland” Song Ban Placed on Administrative Leave
Domitian II – the Lost Roman Emperor
AI is Just Someone Else’s Intelligence
There’s a Ghost Haunting the Labor Secretary’s Confirmation
The Case for a Banking Public Option
The Supreme Court’s Ethics Issues Are Not All Created Equal
How the New York Times rehabilitated John Yoo from “torture lawyer” to Trump legal critic
Post-Bull Depression
From Rockets to Ball Bearings, Pentagon Struggles to Feed War Machine
Gun Deaths More Likely in Small Towns Than Major Cities
The defense is no defense
Why Are TV Writers So Miserable?
A $1 trillion platinum coin could save the US from economic catastrophe in less than a month. It would be fast, legal, and no bigger than a regular coin.
Absentee Capitalism
Can You Have a Fun Vacation on Ozempic?

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