Monthly Archives: September 2023

Links 9/23/23

Links for you. Science: America’s most iconic coral reef is dying. Only one thing will save it. An extreme heat wave has pushed Florida’s reef to the brink — and burned up years worth of progress. Study finds human-driven mass … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: A New COVID Normal for D.C.? Housing and Economic Anxiety COVID and Economic Pessimism Biden Administration to Supply More Free COVID Antigen Tests

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Links 9/22/23

Links for you. Science: Intra- vs. inter-host evolution of SARS-CoV-2 driven by uncorrelated selection -The evolution thwarted (important and neato) Two Artificial Tears Outbreak-Associated Cases of Extensively Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Detected Through Whole Genome Sequencing–Based Surveillance The Overlooked Danger That’s … Continue reading

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Links 9/21/23

Links for you. Science: What turns an ant into a soldier or a forager? It may be all in their heads Abandoned Apollo 17 lunar lander module is causing tremors on the moon Supporting nonlinear careers to diversify science This … Continue reading

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Biden Administration to Supply More Free COVID Antigen Tests

The good news is Monday, September 25, you can go to and request four free tests. While I would like to see a much larger program, along with free N95 masks, it’s something at least. One reason the Biden … Continue reading

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Links 9/20/23

Links for you. Science: Spored to Death Measles was once seen as a childhood disease. Increasingly, adults are susceptible, too The secret life of dolphins: What 50 years of research is uncovering in Sarasota Bay. An exclusive look into the … Continue reading

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COVID and Economic Pessimism

Economist Claudia Sahm, both at Substack and Bloomberg, makes the argument that COVID is to blame for poor consumer sentiment. From Bloomberg: Lots of reasons have been given for the gloominess, including political partisanship, the media’s focus on negative news … Continue reading

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Links 9/19/23

Links for you. Science: COVID-19: A New Disease Paradigm. What if SARS-CoV-2 continues to infect us even after the initial symptoms fade? (this should be viewed as a hypothesis to be tested, not as a well-substantiated explanation; there are a … Continue reading

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Housing and Economic Anxiety

Ned Resnikoff makes a very important point about the Hollywood strikes (boldface mine): But one of the most important background conditions for these two strikes is the housing crisis. As labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein recently noted, dizzying housing costs in … Continue reading

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Links 9/18/23

Links for you. Science: Scientists Say You’re Looking for Alien Civilizations All Wrong Wolf vs Coyote: Was that a huge coyote you saw—or could it have been a wolf? Here’s everything you need to know to tell these wild canines … Continue reading

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