Links for you. Science:
Spored to Death
Measles was once seen as a childhood disease. Increasingly, adults are susceptible, too
The secret life of dolphins: What 50 years of research is uncovering in Sarasota Bay. An exclusive look into the world’s longest-running dolphin research program
It’s time to close the gene synthesis loophole that could lead to a human-made pandemic. Congress is grappling with the security concerns of the DNA synthesis revolution.
The Multiplicative Power of Masks
COVID Omicron carries 4 times the risk of death as flu, new data show
Instead of Just Policing Misinformation, How About Real Public Health Campaigns?
COVID levels are so high, they’re hovering near 2020’s initial peak, as the WHO urges those at high risk to take any booster they can get their hands on
How naive I was: Nearly 3,000 dead Americans used to mean something.
Go North: For a livable future, look to the Upper Midwest
Democrats Need to Have an Honest Talk About White People: The party needs a sober, empirically grounded analysis of what we really know—and don’t know—about how best to expand support among white voters.
Bashing covid boosters, DeSantis contrasts with Trump and worries experts (MURDEROUS MEATBALL!)
James Ho Wants to Be the Next Clarence Thomas
From HVAC to pests, D.C. schools are still waiting on crucial repairs: The Department of General Services, which is responsible for maintaining school buildings, said crews are working “as hard as possible” (Bowser is so incompetent)
Alabama Public Library Service Votes To Create A List Of Books To Potentially Ban
Mitt Romney’s Lonely Exit: The former GOP presidential nominee is now a pariah in his own party.
‘A big vision’: Proposal for drug rehab and homeless shelter in Franklin Park prompts clash of progressive values
Inside The Cottage Industry Of ‘Experts’ Paid To Defend Anti-Trans Laws
Most Bostonians know little about the man for whom Faneuil Hall is named, who enriched himself by trafficking in human beings. Should knowing that history change the way the city remembers him?
The Octopus Abattoir Must be Stopped
Antisemites have a ‘captive audience’ in Musk
Ken Griffin’s Secret War on ‘Dumb Money’
I Beg You To Remember That The Electoral College Exists
Inside the Fall of S.B.F.’s Big Cool Buddy
Exposing the Many Layers of Injustice In the US Criminal Punishment System
The Hunter Manhunt: A candid conversation with former Biden administration official Michael LaRosa about Huntergate, the White House, and the messaging wars.
Scenes From the End of the Sexual Revolution
The perversity of obsessing over Biden’s electability (I’m not sure what to make of this, since I’m at a loss to understand Biden’s COVID successes)
Biden’s Age, Trump Crimes and the Media’s False Equivalence (this is correct, but Biden–or his surrogates–failing to attack Trump has created this)
Big money ruins everything+pronatalism’s fake apocalypse
French ski resort closes permanently because there’s not enough snow
I Have a Pretty Good Idea Why Michael Oher Is Angry
Take (Her) to the Limit: Term Limits do Not Diminish Women’s Overperformance in Legislative Office