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Links 7/23/21

Links for you. Science: Why Was a Major Study on Ivermectin for COVID-19 Just Retracted? Where did amino acids get their one-letter codes? Some problems in the dataset of a large study of Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19 Larger … Continue reading

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Links 7/21/21

Links for you. Science: People dumped their pets into lakes, officials say. Now football-size goldfish are taking over. Biologists reeled in a 240-pound fish from the Detroit River that probably hatched a century ago Should People With Immune Problems Get … Continue reading

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Links 7/20/21

Links for you. Science: Male gender is a predictor of higher mortality in hospitalized adults with COVID-19 ‘Long COVID’: More than a quarter of COVID-19 patients still symptomatic after 6 months Post-Vaccination Infections Come in 2 Different Flavors Can the … Continue reading

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Links 7/19/21

Links for you. Science: Cities Are Spraying Asphalt With This Chemical to Cool Urban Heat Islands Quarter-dose of Moderna COVID vaccine still rouses a big immune response It’s Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms No, … Continue reading

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Links 7/18/21

Links for you. Science: The science of heat domes and how drought and climate change make them worse Stonehenge: Did ancient ‘machine’ move stones from Wales? These Plants Act Like Bees in a Hive: The plants seem to divide labor … Continue reading

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Links 7/17/21

Links for you. Science: Doctors Might Have Been Focusing on the Wrong Asthma Triggers: The pandemic was a big social experiment that sent asthma attacks plummeting. Is It Art? You May Have to Ask a Neanderthal Critic SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) … Continue reading

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Links 7/16/21

Links for you. Science: A Group of Scientists Presses a Case Against the Lab Leak Theory of Covid Richard C. Lewontin, Eminent Geneticist With a Sharp Pen, Dies at 92 COVID-19 vaccine rollout fast enough to save nearly 300,000, study … Continue reading

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Links 7/15/21

Links for you. Science: mRNA Vaccines Are Taking on the Flu Now (good, since egg-based vaccines might introduce mutations in the killed virus that lessen efficacy) Can we stretch existing Covid vaccines to inoculate more people? Experts are divided This … Continue reading

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Links 7/14/21

Links for you. Science: How an Obscure Underwater Lab Has Influenced Sea Research and Space Exploration Transcript: Ezra Klein Interviews James Suzman (interesting anthropology) ‘Too good to be true’: Doubts swirl around trial that saw 77% reduction in COVID-19 mortality … Continue reading

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Links 7/12/21

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion by the B.1.427/B.1.429 variant of concern (despite the way it’s written, this is the key point: “These data indicate that the three B.1.427/B.1.429 S residue substitutions lead to a modest but significant reduction … Continue reading

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