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— (The New Yorker) (October 8) (Pocket)
It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled "The Secret of Life" paints a more troubling picture of how this famous discovery came about, and why scientist Rosalind Franklin also deserved credit.
— (PBS) (September 30) (Pocket)
"I always had this kind of idea that, 'Oh, magic mushrooms just grow like deep in the forest and they're hard to identify and all this stuff," says Sean, a Portland-based social worker who asked that we use only his first name in this story.
— (Reason) (September 23) (Pocket)
https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/blitts-kvetchbook/a-new-breakthrough-in-understanding-darwins-theory https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/watson-cricks-breakthrough-dna-discovery-was-based-on-rosalind-franklins-work https://reason.com/video/2021/09/23/magic-mushrooms-oregon-legalizes-breakthrough-treatment/
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s apparent decision to end the screening of four-year-old children for admission to gifted and talented kindergartens is likely to draw strong reactions—both from parents who treasure these programs and from those who oppose them. Partisans on both sides should step back and encourage New York’s next mayor to develop a workable plan that is both educationally sound and fair to all.
— (City Journal) (October 8) (Pocket)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday blocked a challenge to New York City's vaccine requirement for public school teachers and employees, allowing the mandate to remain in place.Why it matters: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in August that all 148,000 staff members of the largest U.S. school district would need to submit proof of at least one dose of a COVID vaccine or risk unpaid leave until September 2022.The deadline was pushed to 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1 after a lower court temporarily blocked the order. With the order now lifted, a group of four teachers and teaching assistants petitioned the Supreme Court to bar enforcement of the mandate while litigation is ongoing in lower courts.Sotomayor rejected the emergency request without providing an explanation. She also did not refer the case to the full nine-member court for review.Justice Amy Coney Barrett made a similar decision in August when she rejected a request to block Indiana University's vaccine mandate.
— (Axios) (October 1) (Pocket)
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