Links 7/10/23

Links for you. Science:

Earth is at its hottest in thousands of years. Here’s how we know.
There’s an enormous gravity hole in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Scientists say they’ve finally worked out what’s causing it.
New Insights Into Long COVID Point To Damage To The Vagus Nerve
Ticks may be able to spread chronic wasting disease between Wisconsin deer
The impact of acute SARS-CoV-2 on testicular function including insulin-like factor 3 [INSL3] in men with mild COVID-19: A longitudinal study (COVID PUTS THE CLUNK IN UR JUNK!)
Masks matter for more than mandates


Where Clarence Thomas Entered an Elite Circle and Opened a Door to the Court. The exclusive Horatio Alger Association brought the justice access to wealthy members and unreported V.I.P. treatment. He, in turn, offered another kind of access.
How the Supreme Court’s Idea of Religious Freedom Could Resegregate the Country. The court once held that the Civil Rights Act trumped religious freedom. After these recent decisions, that’s over. The consequences could be enormous.
The importance of staying angry at the Supreme Court: The way to beat a partisan Supreme Court is to hold a grudge against it for a really long time.
The ‘Game-Changing’ Technology The Nuclear Industry Is Betting On For A Revival
Federal agencies need to step it up on voter registration initiatives
Meet Longtime Residents of the Watergate, Washington’s Most Famous Home
Things TFG made worse
The Rage and Joy of MAGA America (yes, it’s David French, but he’s actually correct here)
I Watched a Week’s Worth of RFK Jr.’s Fear-Inducing “TV Channel”: The pandemic radicalized many people, and RFK Jr.’s programming is sucking them into his paranoid, anti-science worldview
Want to suffer Hollywood’s wrath? Mess with TCM, you dirty rats! Few things are sacrosanct in streaming TV’s chaotic revolution. But as Warner Bros. Discovery’s top exec recently learned, Turner Classic Movies is still zealously protected.
The End of the Honest Internet
Let the Platforms Burn: The Opposite of Good Fires is Wildfires.
Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement. The lawsuits allege the companies trained their AI models on their works without their consent.
Mixed Progress in the Fight Against Inequality and for Democracy
Congratulations. You have been admitted as a new PhD student here. Will you accept the offer?
The Art Of American Conservatism
Conservative Pundits Are Defending Clarence Thomas and His Megadonor
‘The Risk Is Staggering,’ Report Says of Disease From U.S. Animal Industries. The nation uses an enormous number of animals for commercial purposes, and regulations do not adequately protect against outbreaks, experts concluded.
This Week, America Failed to Get Josh Hawley to Feel Shame. Everyone pulled together to get Hawley to correct a false “quote” from Patrick Henry on the U.S. and Christianity. It didn’t work.
A small-town Georgia preacher fills pews by leaving no one out
The Supreme Court makes almost all of its decisions on the ‘shadow docket.’ An author argues it should worry Americans more than luxury trips.
They opposed the infrastructure law. Now, some in the GOP court its cash.
A Journey to the Center of RFK Jr.’s Dark, Public Slack Channel
D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood in uproar over affordable housing
Generation Gap
We’ve all been very patient, but it’s time to institute socialism—for Twitter, that is

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