Links 9/3/23

Links for you. Science:

A deadly tick-borne epidemic is raging. Dogs are key to ending it.
Masatoshi Nei (1931 to 2023): Founder of molecular evolutionary genetics
Long COVID Recovery Remains Rare. Doctors Are Struggling to Understand Why
Persistent symptoms after COVID-19 are not associated with differential SARS-CoV-2 antibody or T cell immunity
Scientists solve mystery of why thousands of octopus migrate to deep-sea thermal springs
In Macro Photos, Barry Webb Captures the Fleeting, Otherworldly Characteristics of Slime Molds and Fungi


Highways are the next antiabortion target. One Texas town is resisting. (this is a nightmare and was predicted by the nefarious left)
Did Vermont officials quash local school mask mandates? Inquiring feds want to know. (does Zients know about this? Because this is very out-of-character for the Biden administration)
Trump conspirators beware: Rudy Giuliani’s loss is a reminder that the courtroom is MAGA kryptonite (the same thing happened with creationism)
Mitch McConnell Had Another ‘Episode’
Mitch McConnell Is Waging War on Labor. Don’t Worry, He’ll Lose.
FBI Hoovering Up DNA at a Pace That Rivals China, Holds 21 Million Samples and Counting: China and the U.S. are collecting the same proportion of their populations’ DNA profiles — and the FBI wants to double its budget to get even more.
From Trump to Vivek: The GOP Is Primed for Another Charismatic Phony
Kyle Deschanel, the Rothschild Who Wasn’t
How one magazine is changing the game for trans-inclusive coverage: A recent project from SELF focusing on trans youth in sports shows how legacy media can and must evolve.
Mask Mandates Have Kept One Cancer Center Free From COVID-19. Others Have Lifted Masking Requirements Despite Patient Concerns
Judge Strikes Down Lege’s Power-Grab Against Cities, HB 2127
‘We’ve lost 75%’ of search and seizure appellate cases, DC’s top prosecutor says. Graves: DC Court of Appeals “dramatically changed what officers can and cannot do when it comes to protective pat downs of individuals.”
Covid-19 spread during Middlebury Bread Loaf conference. As the storied gathering of literary writers went forward last week, there were an increasing number of positive cases. By the end of the conference on Saturday, 28 people had reported becoming infected.
Why Nikki Haley Scares the Biden Campaign: She almost certainly won’t be the Republican nominee. But she’s showing where Biden is vulnerable. (Biden is a good anti-Trump candidate because he comes across as an avuncular grandfather, especially in contrast to Trump’s madness, but Haley is a throwback to Republican candidates, who are still extremist, but are good at appearing moderate)
A New Rudy Scandal: FBI Agent Says Giuliani Was Co-opted by Russian Intelligence
The Case for Negotiating with Russia
Capture the Flagship: West Virginia University dismantles itself
D.C. Funded A Record Number Of Housing Vouchers, But Still Struggles To Efficiently Use Them
Elon Musk’s X now wants your biometric data, as well as your job and education history, for ‘safety, security, and identification purposes’
He Was Shot 14 Times at the Dinner Table. His Children Want to Know if Britain Ordered the Hit.
Clarence Thomas Acknowledges Undisclosed Real Estate Deal With Harlan Crow and Discloses Private Jet Flights
Jeff Landry’s Bid for Louisiana Governor Has Been a Crusade Against Its Cities
Don’t Say Gay, or He, or She, or They: Florida schools under DeSantis are in a panic over pronouns.
This red dye was so valuable it built cities. One family in Mexico is still making it the old way
Trump May Need Supreme Court To Say His Coup Attempt Does Not Violate Constitution

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