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 apart
Immune Evasion, Infectivity, and Fusogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.86 and FLip Variants
Asgard archaea defense systems and their roles in the origin of immunity in eukaryotes
Growth phase estimation for abundant bacterial populations sampled longitudinally from human stool metagenomes
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity (name the locus CHONK)


The Conservative Censorship Campaign Reaches Its Natural Conclusion
Metro delays full switch to automated trains until next year
California healthcare industry had highest COVID-19 death rate of all occupations early in pandemic
Outflanked by liberals, Oregon conservatives aim to become part of Idaho. Much of conservative eastern Oregon wants to be part of Idaho, and a push to shift an old border is underway
A lighter, curved plate: first body armour for women showcased in Kyiv (not pink tho)
Here’s who controls D.C.’s Union Station and why that could change
The Stealth Attack on the Power to Tax: The Supreme Court could overturn a well-established form of federal taxation.
A Major Criminal Justice Reform Law Forced Police to Collect More Data. But the D.C. Auditor Says No One’s Doing Much With It.
Addressing Gun, Traffic Violence: What We’re Watching At The D.C. Council This Fall
As 2024 Looms, Neo-Nazis Are Returning to the Streets
The Tyranny of the Marginal User: why consumer software gets worse, not better, over time
DC Housing Authority Board Taps D.C. Native, Former Barry Farm Resident To Run Agency
Impeachment Scam: What You Need to Know. The GOP is hoping to use impeachment and a broken info environment to damage Biden.
Adorable Little Detonators Our friendship survived bad dates, illness, marriage, fights. Why can’t it survive your baby?
We Are Not Just Polarized. We Are Traumatized.
Biden Administration Aims to Trump-Proof the Federal Work Force
Return of ‘insane’ NYC traffic making commuters crazy: ‘There’s no point in driving’ (but no need for a congestion tax something something)
Enough with the Mitt Romney adulation! The GOP hasn’t been a serious “policy” party in decades
Farmed Out
Even Lauren Boebert knows a phony Biden impeachment will backfire — why the GOP will do it anyway
Explore How Income Influences Attendance at 139 Top Colleges
Microsoft Publishes Garbled AI Article Calling Tragically Deceased NBA Player “Useless”
The heads-I-win, tails-you-lose democracy
There Are Now Tests That Can Detect If Someone Took Abortion Pills
When your parents go the full 1/6
B.C. hospital sees fast spread of COVID-19, but no outbreak declared due to ‘negative connotations’: Health authority instead using ‘enhanced measures’ for infection control such as masking and extra cleaning

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