Links 9/5/23

Links for you. Science:

The evolution of infectious transmission promotes the persistence of mcr-1 plasmids
Increase in invasive group A streptococcal disease among Australian children coinciding with northern hemisphere surges
Mild SARS-CoV-2 infection results in long-lasting microbiota instability
SARS-CoV-2 within-host diversity of human hosts and its implications for viral immune evasion
Retrospective, observational analysis of the first one hundred consecutive cases of personalized bacteriophage therapy of difficult-to-treat infections facilitated by a Belgian consortium (for now, seem like an artisanal, sometimes successful, sometimes not, therapy)
Microevolutionary Hypothesis of the Obesity Epidemic (dunno)


It’s not going to be easy to make D.C.’s youth curfew work
A Nonpartisan Way to Best Deal with COVID this Fall (I think this is pretty accurate advice)
If McConnell wants to work himself to death, let him
The endless battle to banish the world’s most notorious stalker website: The anonymous forum, known as Kiwi Farms, keeps popping back online despite a relentless campaign by transgender activists and a former insider
The Big Myth About “Free” Markets That Justified History’s Greatest Heist
Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies as climate risks grow
Surgeons Are Double and Triple Booking Procedures That Residents Must Perform
New phone sparks worry China has found a way around U.S. tech limits
Teacher shortages hide a bigger problem
Musk’s new Twitter policies helped spread Russian propaganda, E.U. says. X’s failure to slow the spread of disinformation on the Internet would have violated E.U. social media law, had it been in effect
How the Swiftie Cinematic Universe Came to Theaters
For All Rudy’s Troubles, There’s Much More Still There
Maui’s neglected grasslands caused Lahaina fire to grow with deadly speed. Visual analysis retraces how the grasslands blazed. Landowners and the government have done little to address the well-known problem.
“Our Future Will Be Very Dystopian”: The rich and powerful have hijacked progress throughout history, says Daron Acemoğlu. They did so back in the Middle Ages and also now in the age of artificial intelligence. In an interview, the MIT economist dives into the question of whether Silicon Valley is plunging humanity into destitution.
Nursing homes face minimum staff rule for first time: The Biden administration released a proposed rule after decades of complaints about poor care
Wagner After Prigozhin & the Next Putsch Attempt
No, vulnerable Republicans are not pivoting to birth control
As Cruel As It’s Possible To Be: Fox host Jesse Watters has a way to “fix” homelessness: make people feel ashamed of themselves as they lay dying in the streets.
What the E.U.’s sweeping rules for Big Tech mean for your life online: The Digital Services Act has now taken effect, imposing new requirements on some of the tech industry’s biggest names
Perked Up: Lavish rewards programs are subsidized by the poor
In a small Rhode Island town, a big issue about the First Amendment: Legal ads bring a lot of revenue to little local newspapers. What happens when local politicians pull them?
Hanging in the Balance Sheet: Dramatizing the quest for market share
Gannett Stops Using AI To Write Articles For Now Because They Were Hilariously Terrible
“You Betrayed Us, Azeen”: A story on the allegations of former St. Louis gender clinic staffer Jamie Reed left parents who spoke with NYT reporter Azeen Ghorayshi crushed.
Pillen’s Rise: After building pork empire, Nebraska’s governor stands at intersection of state and ag power
America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

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