Links 11/18/23

Links for you. Science:

Mummified baboons point to the direction of the fabled land of Punt
Why are the World’s Oldest Mummies Deteriorating, and Who Made Them?
The effect of antibiotic selection on collateral effects and evolvability of uropathogenic Escherichia coli
Population structure and antimicrobial resistance among Klebsiella isolates sampled from human, animal, and environmental sources in Ghana: a cross-sectional genomic One Health study
SARS-CoV-2 Virologic Rebound With Nirmatrelvir–Ritonavir TherapyFREE
Why does COVID-19 cause brain fog? Scientists may finally have an answer. Nearly 40 percent of long COVID patients suffer from the disorienting condition. Destroyed connections between brain cells may be to blame.


Horror in the Holy Land: Reflection on the tragedy in Israel, tragedy in Gaza, and where we go from here. (the parts about imposing a U.S.-ian conceptual framework are very good; gift link)
As Musk endorses antisemitic conspiracy theory, X has been placing ads for Apple, Bravo, IBM, Oracle, and Xfinity next to pro-Nazi content
The zealots of the Washington press corps
Republicans now say they want ‘compromise’ on abortion. That’s a lie. The GOP is desperate to avoid the issue hurting them in 2024, but unwilling to change course.
Mike Johnson’s Shady Finances Are Already Coming Back to Bite Him
What We Get Wrong About Israel and Gaza
D.C.’s Go-Go Museum Breaks Ground, Eyes Spring Opening
Proposed Law Aims To Prevent Slumlords From Renting Out More Apartments
After Trump’s ‘vermin’ rhetoric draws comparisons to Hitler, Speaker Johnson endorses him?
David Zaslav Admits Striking Writers Were “Right About Almost Everything”
When Ska Was King, With Rob Harvilla
“Like erecting a dam with a chain link fence”: Supreme Court refuses to get why people hate them
“Voters see person responsible for overruling Roe v. Wade as a moderate on abortion” says press that falsely portrays him as a moderate on abortion
The First Small-Scale Nuclear Plant in the US Died Before It Could Live
The Climate Crisis Is Slipping From The News Right When It Needs Our Attention Most
Something is amiss in Iowa
Forget the S&P 500. Pay attention to the S&P 493
What PR Agents And Branding Experts Have To Say About Cancel Culture
In a democracy, ‘lying isn’t supposed to be baked in’
Trump’s Plans If He Returns To The White House Include Deportation Raids, Tariffs And Mass Firings
Works Not Faith: A forgotten strategy in the fight against HIV in Africa
Some Trans Kids Are Being Forced To Flee America For Their Safety
As Republicans embrace theocratic authoritarianism, the political media is tongue-tied
The Key to Mike Johnson’s Christian Extremism Hangs Outside His Office
Does Speaker Johnson really believe there’s no separation between church and state?
What happened to Airbnb? Financially, the sharing economy darling is thriving, but guests, hosts, and cities have had enough.

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