Links for you. Science:
The Secrets of Cat Evolution Have Finally Been Revealed
Acorn by acorn, volunteers gather seeds to help save forests
Tuberculosis exposure at day care prompts ‘urgent’ testing for 500 children
What are supervolcanoes and should we really be worried about them?
These 4 lethal viruses could fuel the next pandemic, new research says. What they are—and how the world can prepare
Urban coyotes never stray: New study finds 100 percent monogamy
It’s Official: With “Vermin,” Trump Is Now Using Straight-up Nazi Talk
Inside Mike Johnson’s Ties to a Far-Right Movement to Gut the Constitution: The new House speaker has longstanding ties to the evangelical inspired Convention of States cause.
Protective vaccination rates falling out of reach in US; exemptions hit record
Breaking the Dominion Uniparty in Virginia: Clean Virginia and its opposition to the state’s monopoly utility was a hidden driver of election results.
Economists loved so-called nudge thinking. But it’s a dud.
F.B.I. Examining Whether Adams Cleared Red Tape for Turkish Government
Slow internet speeds? It might be faster to use a pigeon.
Why Aren’t More People Getting Married? Ask Women What Dating Is Like.
Americans are confused, frustrated by new tipping culture, study finds
Europe’s Socialist Leaders Condemn Hamas Brutality, Support Israel’s Right to Defend Itself
The librarian who couldn’t take it anymore
‘There Is No More Pivoting’: Several D.C. Restaurants Announce They Are Closing
MAGA-dominated state Republican parties plagued by infighting, money woes (good to see that some Republican state parties suck as bad as some Democratic ones, I guess)
Jim Crow and Black Economic Progress After Slavery
These women bought a D.C. building 40 years ago and became a family: The women, who still live in the apartment building they purchased for $75,000, now plan to sell it in a neighborhood where buildings go for more than $1 million
Some Startups Need a Second Chance
GOP targets Gaza’s biggest relief group, clashing with the White House
No shots for Spot? Study finds owners’ vaccine hesitancy can extend to pet dogs (so fucking stupid)
Baby boomers are buying up all the houses
Behind the Curtain: Trump allies pre-screen loyalists for unprecedented power grab (the key point is buried at the end: every Republican running would do this)
Now that cars are like smartphones, we don’t really own them
Jewish school in Montreal targeted by gunfire for the second time this week
Restaurants are still struggling, and crime isn’t helping
Is the NFL making progress in tackling its concussion crisis?
Hamas envisioned deeper attacks, aiming to provoke an Israeli war
Study: 12 Ft. Lanes Are Deadlier Than 10 Ft. Ones — So Why Do Many DOTs Build Them Anyway?