Links 7/24/23

Links for you. Science:

Medicine is plagued by untrustworthy clinical trials. How many studies are faked or flawed?
Scientists Are Just Beginning to Understand COVID-19’s Effect On the Brain
On the frequency, prevalence, and perceived severity of questionable research practices
Asymptomatic COVID-19 is linked to a gene variant that boosts immune memory after exposure to prior seasonal cold viruses
COVID left some with damaged immune response, study finds
Some ARE Genetically Protected Against COVID-19 (but it’s not a Bioweapon, RFK, Jr.)


The Steep Cost of Ron DeSantis’s Vaccine Turnabout. Once a vaccine advocate, the Florida governor lost his enthusiasm for the shot before the Delta wave sent Covid hospitalizations and deaths soaring. It’s a grim chapter he now leaves out of his rosy retelling of his pandemic response.
Long COVID: confronting a growing public health crisis
Iger’s M&A Wiggle Room
Tony Bennett saw racism and horror in World War II. It changed him.
Ukraine’s Summer War of Attrition
What Can Minimalism Do For Us?
Aiming for Dictatorship
For the House Republicans, the scientific method itself is now evidence of conspiracy
More Heroes for These Desperate Times
Shintaro Fujinami Is Trying To Find The Feel
The Message Is in the Merch
New Yorkers Got Broken Promises. Developers Got 20 Million Sq. Ft.
Why Are Archaeologists Unable to Find Evidence of a Ruling Class of Indus Civilisation?
Dead EV batteries turn to gold with U.S. incentives
Why Do So Many People Still Support Donald Trump?
A British ‘Star Trek’ fan is building a massive USS Enterprise model
Centrist Dipshits
More rabbis of color are being ordained. Why aren’t they on the bimah?
Roman ruins reveal how emperors used winemaking in a lavish power play
Male anti-abortion religious leaders mull murder charges for pregnant people at national event (they’ve always wanted this, they just feel emboldened enough to say it out loud)
The solution to Biden’s student loan problems is right before his eyes
Have I got a story for you. It starts with a simple tip that someone has done a FOIA request for all 7 million voter signature cards in Georgia. I was able to get a screenshot of the request. It’s much more insane than I could have possibly thought and people need to know.
Red-state education restrictions leave textbook publishers in a bind
The World Cup and the Frustrating, Inspiring State of Women’s Soccer
Today we say goodbye to this great blue bird. This logo was designed in 2012 by a team of three.
Inside Starbucks’ Dirty War Against Organized Labor

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