Links 10/29/23

Links for you. Science:

ChatGPT use shows that the grant-application system is broken
There is a sex bias in amphibian and reptile natural history collections
Duration of SARS-CoV-2 Culturable Virus Shedding in Children
A Comprehensive Bioinformatics Resource Guide for Genome-Based Antimicrobial Resistance Studies
Covid shots may slightly increase risk of stroke in older adults, particularly when administered with certain flu vaccines (note these are small numbers and far less harmful than older adults catching either of these diseases while un-/undervaccinated)
The Virus Takes a Detour in its Evolutionary Arc


The Only Question to Ask About These House Republicans
Interview with Sofie Berzon MacKie
Ignorance, Stunts and Stoking Racist Conflict: Why Right-wing America Is No Real Ally for Israel. For U.S. right-wing pundits and politicians, inciting against Biden, immigrants and Muslims is far more important than true solidarity with Israelis and support for Israel’s security
Why I Just Quit DSA: After over four decades as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, one of the group’s founding members is leaving in sorrow and anger.
The New House Speaker-Designate Was the Brains Behind Making Sedition Palatable: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rep. Mike Johnson.
New speaker Mike Johnson’s 2020 election denial could have 2024 implications
A fifth-string speaker suits up for House Republicans
It Seems a Texas District Attorney Has Been Doing a Little Fiefdom Building
Republican Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate is trying to hide extreme views
Want a lift? How about three? Metro’s elevators leave some riders behind
Far-right candidate who wouldn’t denounce white-supremacist supporters loses Tennessee mayor’s race
‘Like A Tiny Cog In A Broken Machine’: Overtime, Mismanagement Plummet Morale And Push Cops Out Of MPD
Scholastic reverses course, won’t cave to bigots by segregating diverse books
Mike Johnson as speaker shows ‘Maga is ascendant’ in Congress, Matt Gaetz says
New House speaker: A Christian nationalist who spurns gay people, secular government—and democracy
Biden Has a Youth-Vote Problem. His Israel Policy Is Making It Worse.
Senate Democrats eye end run around Tuberville’s military promotion blockade
Israel: From the Six-Day War to the Six-Front War
What to expect from the UN in the Israel-Hamas war: The UN will have to overcome deep distrust among Israelis.
What Happened to Empathy?
Why is Elon Musk attacking Wikipedia? Because its very existence offends him
The Tangled Grief of Israel’s Anti-Occupation Activists: Israelis who advocate for Palestinian rights are simultaneously absorbing two streams of traumatic news: the brutality and extent of Hamas’s attacks and the bombardment and siege of Gaza.
From ‘Goodfellas’ to ‘Flower Moon’: How Scorsese Has Rethought Violence
What’s Biden’s Plan If Netanyahu Ignores Him: The person you’d least suspect teed up a useful thought experiment
Where Have All The Vaccines Gone?

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