Links 9/9/23

Links for you. Science:

Comprehensive New Amphibian Family Tree Revises Frog Evolution Timeline
A golden egg? Mysterious shiny orb seen on seafloor off Alaska stumps ocean explorers
SARS-CoV-2 Eris variant spreads faster and dodges immunity
Study helps explain SARS-CoV-2 variants’ rapid spread
The long and sinuous road to phage-based therapy of Clostridioides difficile infections
The Battle Against the Fungal Apocalypse Is Just Beginning


The big problem(s) with grades (must-read)
The Proud Boys aren’t sorry: Proud Boys faked remorse, but the truth slipped out as one yelled “Trump won!” after being sentenced
The subtext to voter concern about Biden’s age
Neighbors and Colleagues Accuse Ward 2 ANC Joel Causey, Recently Exposed as a Registered Sex Offender, of Years of Bullying Behavior
Project Veritas audit accuses ‘untouchable’ founder of improper spending
If You’ve Got a New Car, It’s a Data Privacy Nightmare
In U.S., most UFO documentation is classified. Not so in other countries.
Tarrio, a Miami-made Proud Boy, got what he deserved. But Miami is far from blameless
In court, Trump supporter faces election official he violently threatened (rightwing media is elder abuse)
I Learned To STFU
Heat’s hidden risk
‘Cop City’ activists indicted by same Georgia grand jury that indicted Trump
Why all the Burning Man schadenfreude? Where do I start …
DeSantis appoints Moms for Liberty co-founder to state ethics commission
More than 60 Atlanta training center activists named in RICO Indictment
The Finding Out Part: Proud Boys Face Sentencing
How Washington region leaders can score a transit touchdown for the ages–Hint: it’s not funding a stadium (more here and here)
Some neighbors fought a duplex, and won, as county approves more Missing Middle homes
Trump Says He’ll Launch Probe Into Whether Trans ‘Ideology’ Leads to Mass Shootings (if Trump takes power, people will get murdered. Both parties, despite the many faults of Democrats, do not do this)
You Want an Electric Car With a 300-Mile Range? When Was the Last Time You Drove 300 Miles?
The Big COVID Question for Hospitals This Fall: With universal masking mandates almost entirely gone, hospitals now have to decide when—or if—to bring requirements back.
They made me do it!
Not just Trump: The trial of Texas attorney general Ken Paxton shows MAGA loves crooks as leaders
The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes: The most overrated metric in movies is erratic, reductive, and easily hacked — and yet has Hollywood in its grip.
NIMBY judge holds that environmentalism requires more global warming (and homelessness)
Finance Finds A Way

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