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The Networks of Women Behind the Polio Vaccine

Stephanie Martin Lady Science
The polio vaccine highlights the networks of women—some scientists, some not, some named, and some not—who made the laborious, costly, and difficult work of vaccine development possible.

California’s Apocalyptic ‘Second Nature’

Mike Davis Rose Luxemburg Stiftung NYC Blog
Lake Fire in California Fire in the Anthropocene has become the physical equivalent of endless nuclear war. A new, profoundly sinister nature is rapidly emerging from our fire rubble at the expense of landscapes we once considered sacred.

Climate Change Is Worsening California's Hellish Wildfires

Dana Nuccitelli Yale Climate Connections
It's exacerbating hot, dry conditions allowing wildfires to spread farther and faster. Demographic and forest management factors alone are insufficient to explain the magnitude of the observed increase in wildfire extent over the past half-century.

Friday Nite Videos | September 11, 2020

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Trump and Fox News Double Down on COVID Cover-Up Defense. Babylon | Los Pinguos. Woke | Trailer • A Hulu Original. Bruce Springsteen | Letter To You. Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think.

Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think

Masks (whether surgical, or N95, or cloth) are counterintuitive and actually work much better epidemiologically than one might expect. Here's why that's so.

'Do No Harm': An Open Letter From Stanford Medical Faculty

99 Stanford School of Medicine Faculty New York Times
In an unusual and blunt rebuttal of a former colleague, 99 Stanford medical experts reject the "falsehoods and misrepresentations of science" concerning Covid 19 by Dr. Scott Atlas, a Trump advisor, warning of "immense avoidable harm."
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