Links 10/8/23

Links for you. Science:

Ten simple rules for interpreting and evaluating a meta-analysis
New Drug May Slow Evolution Of Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria
These Baby Beetle Backpacks Are Made Of Poop
The high-tech hunt for one of the world’s most elusive sharks
Origins of Parkinson’s may lie in the gut. Researchers hope to prove it.
The more symptoms the better? Covid-19 vaccine side effects and long-term neutralizing antibody response (lots of caveats to made here…)


The Era Of Hostage Taking And Small Ransoms: Republicans made Ukraine aid the price of avoiding a shutdown. Where does it end? (excellent)
How red-state politics are shaving years off American lives
The Supreme Court Eyes Its Next Big Power Grab: Two cases this term might cement a new order of judicial supremacy—and end the idea of a government by “We the People.”
America doesn’t need more God. It needs more atheists.
What was Elon Musk’s strategy for Twitter? A year after the world’s richest man acquired the social media platform, a game plan published by a fired Trump White House staffer provides a clue.
The Coming Supreme Court Power Grab
As Commanders eye RFK, D.C. stadium’s neighbors hope team punts (build more housing, not a stadium)
Why MAGA Wants to Betray Ukraine
An epidemic of chronic illness is killing us too soon
Attorney General Brian Schwalb Has Started An Antitrust Investigation of a Company Helping Landlords Set Rent Prices
Most of the world’s wind is over deep water. Floating machines can harvest it.
Anti-Vaxxers Think an Emergency Phone Alert Will Cause a Zombie Apocalypse
On Dianne Feinstein, Laphonza Butler, and California Democrats’ toothless girlboss identity politics
The unsung hero behind Donald Trump’s crushing fraud case: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Progressive firebrand’s first big win: Exposing Trump’s fraud so Letitia James could bring down his company
Many scientists don’t want to tell the truth about climate change. Here’s why
The Americans Most Threatened by Eviction: Young Children
Driver hits woman in S.F., then Cruise driverless car runs her over; photo shows victim trapped (if these are to have any success, there needs to be a way for a person to intervene quickly)
Why Reality TV Star Donald Trump Is More Trusted than Most News Outlets
Anthropology Rejects Attempt to Inject Culture Warring into Major Conference
Kevin McCarthy’s embarrassing lesson: MAGA torches everything it touches — and will destroy itself
Fairfax Supervisors Approve Plan To Reduce Parking Requirements
Musk says X discourages links in posts
Sinclair stations aired a sponsored segment featuring a white nationalist who supports killing journalists
Unsurprisingly, Amy Coney Barrett’s Weird Church Faces Allegations of Abuse: The feds won’t confirm if there was an investigation, but weird ideas for sure beget weird behavior. (more here)
As ‘Podiumgate’ roils Arkansas, governor’s office accused of criminal cover-up
The Republican Party Must Collapse if the Republic Is to Survive

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