Links 9/29/23

Links for you. Science:

Why September’s record-warm temperatures have scientists so worried
Crocodiles Spotted Pushing Dog In River To Safety Instead Of Eating It: Researchers who described the incredible scene also said that the reptiles appeared drawn to marigold flowers.
Congress May Help Tribes Restore America’s National Mammal: The bipartisan Indian Buffalo Management Act would help spur one of the country’s most unique conservation movements.
Water Hazard: We’re scared of sharks. They should be scared of us.
China’s quest for human genetic data spurs fears of a DNA arms race
A NASA capsule carrying pieces of an asteroid successfully lands in Utah


The Missing Inflation Data: The Biden administration is getting bad data and bad advice — but there’s a way out. (this is good, but neglects an additional factor: rental prices have skyrocketed, and that massively cuts spending power for a large swath of people)
You’ve Persuaded Us Already: When it comes to the idea that conservatism has embraced fascism and supremacy, nobody is more persuasive than conservatives themselves. An essay on bullies and the margins of permission in the USA.
Demand for life sciences lab space has slowed in Boston area and nationally, report says
Prominent Democrats Are Calling On Sen. Bob Menendez To Resign: Party leaders “absolutely” should push the New Jersey senator out of office over his corruption charges, said Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota.
A Cape Cod clinic has begun offering medication abortions, and a faith-based group is pushing alternatives
UAW reports Sen. Tim Scott to labor board over ‘you strike, you’re fired’ remark (good!)
At 100-years-old, Patricia Bartevian still a fixture at her Boylston Street shop
Which president had the most shutdowns? Reagan, with an asterisk.
The Impatience of Job: The story is perfect for our harrowing times. But we’ve been reading it all wrong.
Amid rising antisemitism, the vivid language of Yiddish makes a comeback
The Absurdity of Washington Brain: Where what matters in House Republican strategy doesn’t actually matter
Egyptian presidential hopeful targeted by Predator spyware
Winning the Ideas, Losing the Politics
Football coaching’s ‘Madden’ generation: They grew up playing ‘Madden NFL,’ the megahit video game. Now they’re using it to teach in college and the pros.
They Don’t Mean Any Of It
First the megadealers conquered the art world. Next up, museums. As museums play it safe, four powerful galleries are stepping onto their turf — taking risks and defining artistic value
Other People Are Doing It Wrong
How the National Gallery has broken its Corcoran promise: In 2014, the National Gallery took the Corcoran’s art. Now, it no longer plans to use the building for major contemporary art shows. (basically, they stripped the Corcoran for parts)
At Smith College, 372 boxes full of fascinating feminist history. The new book ‘50 Years of Ms.’ led me to an essential collection, and questions about why so much of the women’s movement has been forgotten.
Misinformation research is buckling under GOP legal attacks: An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online
This Spanish city has been restricting cars for 24 years. Here’s what we can learn from it
For $18.65, famous artist designs racial justice windows for National Cathedral
The Menendez Scandal Reflects The World That SCOTUS Built
Dangerous missteps more than tripled over 3 years in Md. hospitals: The Maryland Department of Health lost access to patient safety data as harm to patients spiked during the pandemic years
Too Hot For the Heritage Foundation! In the Trump-era GOP civil war, a pair of scholars at the think tank signed the wrong manifesto. (rooting for injuries)
Craptacular Is More Like It

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