Links 9/6/23

Links for you. Science:

Why we need to address the Peruvian skeletons in the Smithsonian’s closet
CDC warns doctors to look out for rare, deadly flesh-eating bacteria
Escherichia coli Microcin B17 as a chassis for the development of novel antimicrobial peptides
Three-Eyed “Dinosaur Shrimp” Are Waking Up At Burning Man
SARS-CoV-2 reservoir in post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)
I’m so sorry for psychology’s loss, whatever it is


Talk Louder About Defunding the Police: Don’t let bad faith cowards control the discourse about a good policy. (must-read)
There Oughta Be a Class: Electives didn’t cause the crisis of democracy. Gen-eds won’t save us (excellent)
A portrait of Tenochtitlan (amazing)
Dear Linda Yaccarino: Do you really want to be associated with the most vile public outpouring of antisemitism in American history? (the more parsimonious explanation is Yaccarino is an anti-Semite)
Market Response to Racial Uprisings
West Virginia University Banked on Growth. It Backfired.
You Want It Darker?
COVID Denial’s Second Act: Climate Change Denial
A List Of Household Items Republicans Lost Their Minds Over For No Reason
How to delete your Twitter history: You can easily delete individual posts. Removing your Twitter history is a little more complicated.
Neo-Nazis parade swastika flags in Florida, chanting ‘We are everywhere’
Twitter accused of helping Saudi Arabia commit human rights abuses
As Texas cracks down on trans youth, some families feel trapped
Senator Admits “Kids Online Safety Act” Will Target Trans Content Online
Mushroom pickers urged to avoid foraging books on Amazon that appear to be written by AI
On March 4, 1858, South Carolina senator James Henry Hammond rose to his feet to explain to the Senate how society worked.
Violence Is Coming? Sorry, It’s Already Here—and Getting Worse.
Police raid, arrests at gay spa provoke fears of new persecution
As U.S. COVID hospitalizations rise, some places are bringing mask mandates back
The Triumph of Weaponized Nostalgia: Past eras of stable white Christian patriarchal dominance are widely sanitized and mythologized in our political discourse
Elon Musk Wades Deeper into Antisemitic Propaganda
Elon Musk is the most dangerous antisemite in America
No, you don’t have the flu already. It’s probably COVID.
Wealthy Family Wants to Reopen Alabama Industrial Polluter in Black neighborhood
Zillow Is Rolling Out 1 Percent Down Payment for Home Purchases. It’s a Stroke of Genius (this will not end well)
Federal student loan interest has started accruing again. Here’s what borrowers need to know
COVID-19 caused mortality rate to increase for first time in 10 years (Japan)

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