Links 11/21/23

Links for you. Science:

He won a Nobel Prize. Then he started denying climate change.
Icelanders are no strangers to volcanoes. But we know this time is different.
Combining genomic data and infection estimates to characterize the complex dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in the United States
“The burden of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms in a multinational network cohort analysis”
The Ultra-Efficient Farm of the Future Is in the Sky
How the National Zoo weighs its animals, from elephants to red pandas


Ezra Klein Interviews Sharon Brous (gift link; “..there are very few people who are actually shedding tears when both Israeli Jews and Palestinians are dying. There are very few people who are doing that. And it feels to me, that is the essential struggle of this time, because I don’t frankly want to hear from the people who are in the streets, who are shouting about decolonizing Palestine, who do not shed a tear when Vivian Silver, a 74-year-old warrior for peace, who dedicated her life to peace, is murdered by Hamas. If your heart doesn’t break for Vivian Silver, then don’t tell me what you think my heart should be breaking for… And the same is true on the other side, for the people who are absolutely devastated by losses to Jews, but then feel it’s offensive to even report on the Palestinian children who are dying in Gaza.”)
Antisemitism was rising online. Then Elon Musk’s X supercharged it.
Billionaire Philanthropy Is a Scam
A job? Check. A place to live? Not so much.
Anger Is What’s Driving the US Economy
There’s a racial gap on covid vaccine — because of the partisan gap (though earlier KFF data from 2022 suggests the racial gap is a perceived risk gap too)
The UAW’s Game Changer: The Right to Strike over Mass Layoffs
Vulgarities, insults, baseless attacks: Trump backers follow his lead
The stones left unturned in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial
Sam Altman in talks to return to OpenAI amid rift over dangers of artificial intelligence (this is the first story I’ve seen that even mentions why Altman might have been fired)
Sam Bankman-Fried and the People Who Gave Up Their Money for Nothing
New Hampshire shows how deeply rooted Trump’s fraud lies are
Why Mainstream Economics Got Inflation Wrong
A rift over ‘profound autism’ reveals a community’s deeper divide
Massachusetts millionaire tax will pay for free public higher education for 25,000 students
Haley says she would sign six-week abortion ban if still S.C. governor
‘Our public school system is our town’: Why this rural Republican is voting against school vouchers
In Beltway battle over FBI headquarters, Virginia should admit defeat
Netanyahu’s Evangelical Love Affair Isn’t Helping Cratering U.S. Support for Israel (worth reading in part because even the Israeli left doesn’t quite understand the U.S. domestic situation)
Hostages’ Families Fight to Be Heard
Survey shows substantial support for renewal of Jewish settlement in Gaza after war
COVID Caused a Baby Bump when Experts Expected a Drop. Here’s Why
As Antisemitism Spikes in France, Some Jews Adopt New Measures to Hide Their Religion
Extra Fees Drive Assisted-Living Profits
Is it Google “magic” or just user data?
What America’s shoplifting panic is really about
Take Trump Seriously When He Vows To Build The Camps

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