Links 11/11/23

Links for you. Science:

Study suggests mass vaccination programs cut COVID cases in Japan 65% (paper here)
Why Do Frogs Keep Trying to Mate with the Wrong Things?
Nature retracts controversial superconductivity paper by embattled physicist
Pre-Delta, Delta, and Omicron Periods of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and Health Outcomes During Delivery Hospitalization
Immune–epithelial cell cross-talk enhances antiviral responsiveness to SARS-CoV-2 in children
Down With Dengue


Here’s the Horror Hamas Left in Its Wake at One Kibbutz: Eighty-five were murdered at Kibbutz Be’eri. This is how it looked when I visited three and a half weeks later.
Public Health Preparedness: Building and Maintaining Infrastructure beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
Here’s The Thing About Israel’s Grand Strategy: Israel wants to restore its deterrent capability, and the only way it can do that requires a lot of norm violations.
When Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic: The most consequential form of anti-Zionism today is the one that deploys guns and rockets.
Mike Johnson, the new speaker of the House, is a gender extremist
Editor of scientific journal says fake study linking whale deaths to wind farms is ‘deliberate misinformation’
Reeling from Hamas’ massacre, a kibbutz pleads for the return of hostages
Joe Biden Has Confirmed 150 Federal Judges. 100 Of Them Are Women.
Honk honk! Can noise cameras reduce ‘potentially fatal’ sound pollution?
Silicon Valley Fairy Dust
Patient Rights Groups Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From ACT UP. These groups are invoking ACT UP’s legacy to push for further deregulation of the FDA. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Inside an OnlyFans empire: Sex, influence and the new American Dream
James Comer, Like Joe Biden, Also Paid His Brother $200K
Google spent $26 billion to hide this phone setting from you
Senate Democrats make the case for Puerto Rico self-determination (and D.C.?)
Resign if you cannot follow the Constitution? Great idea.
Rep. Tlaib’s Israel-Hamas statements were offensive. Censuring her was even worse
They opened the door. The dictators were waiting.
Long COVID changed the disability landscape. What does that mean for HR?
Youngkin’s disastrous night shows the right’s culture war has fizzled
A broken Netanyahu is miscalculating over Gaza, former Israeli PM says
Maryland Confirmed As Pick For New FBI Headquarters
Déjà vu: Chaotic House takes government to the brink of shutdown
New D.C. Bill Will Fund Social Work Degrees For Washingtonians
Behind Hamas’s Bloody Gambit to Create a ‘Permanent’ State of War
NBC Picked the Wrong Partner to Take to the Republican Debate

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