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Bees could really feel ache Science
How Do Fireflies Flash in Sync? Research Counsel a New Reply Quanta. Fascinating! This photograph is so stunning I have to run it:
(Credit score: Jason Gambone Images)
How oil corporations endlessly keep away from cleanup prices Excessive Nation Information
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In the meantime, on the World Financial institution:
🌎🔥 At the moment I requested World Financial institution president @DavidMalpassWBG if he believed within the scientific consensus that the person made burning of fossil fuels is quickly and dangerously warming the planet.
“I’m not a scientist,” he mentioned.
Right here’s a thread concerning the outstanding trade. 🧵 1/ pic.twitter.com/t0nQheybzi
— David Gelles (@dgelles) September 20, 2022
Three myths about COVID-19 — and the largest problem that lies forward ABC. “As an immunologist with 4 many years of analysis on antibodies underneath my belt, I at all times felt like I had a reasonably good deal with on COVID-19. However once I caught the virus in Could, my hubris rapidly changed into humility.” Nicely value a learn.
China and United Arab Emirates agree on joint lunar rover mission South China Morning Submit
Shanghai Cooperation Group assembly in Samarkand: first conclusions Gilbert Doctorow
The SCO’s Clumsy Push to Disrupt the World Order Walter Russell Mead, WSJ
The Finish of Kleptocracy in Malaysia? Heart for Worldwide and Stategic Research
And now our queue is ended:
i’ve been taking some notes pic.twitter.com/AHRF8OO8zf
— thomas 🍌 (@perfectsweeties) September 19, 2022
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Leicester reveals Hindu nationalism is now not confined to India The New Statesman
Putin’s Power Warfare Is Crushing Europe Overseas Coverage. Makes you marvel “Why now?” on partial mobilization.
Szijjarto: Brussels place on Ukraine battle not shared by most international locations The Budapest Occasions
New Not So Chilly Warfare
Ukraine Stay Updates: Putin Calls Up Extra Troops as His Warfare Effort Falters NYT. I’m not seeing the extent of aghastitude and hysteria I’d anticipate from the announcement of a Russian mobilization, even a partial one. Maybe the press and the intelligence group — sorry for the redundancy — have been wrong-footed in a roundabout way?
Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, makes nuclear risk Politico. The headline is misleading; “all assets at our disposal” contains hypersonic weapons, which aren’t nuclear.
Vladimir Putin Mobilises Extra Troops for Ukraine, Says West Needs to Destroy Russia The Wire and Putin Escalates Ukraine Warfare; Declares Partial Mobilization Earlier than Professional-Russia Referendums Republic World. “This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed; solely the picture & headline could have been reworked by www.republicworld.com.” Hmm.
On The Upcoming Putin Speech And Bulletins Moon of Alabama. Pre-speech, however some attention-grabbing speculations.
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AMLO defends his peace proposal after Ukrainian criticism Mexico Information Every day
Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid group says it’s extra sophisticated. Politico. “When the White Home reviewed a transcript of [Biden’s] feedback after the interview, which was taped earlier within the week, it didn’t alert its Covid group — leaving the administration with no coordinated response for the rapid aftermath.” West Wing Mind Fog?
Stoller live-blogging Kahn’s testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Khan: “There was an issue of corporations taking FTC orders as strategies.”
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 20, 2022
Choose indicators off on UnitedHealth-Change deal, rejects DOJ problem Becker’s Hospital Evaluate (Otis B Driftwood). Commentary:
The United Healthcare-Change merger trial is little seen, nevertheless it’s crucial to dam it to guard impartial pharmacies and rural well being. Matt Seiler of the Nationwide Group Pharmacists Affiliation and I wrote this piece on the risk. https://t.co/c7mnO2Uu4a
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 1, 2022
America’s Open Wound Ed Snowden, Persevering with Ed. Nicely value a learn.
Huge Brother Is Watching You
Tracked: How faculties use AI to observe pupil protests Dallas Morning Information
Transport: liners swimming in cash however provide chains sinking Hellenic Transport Information
Video: Two Huge Fires Hit Refinery Complicated in Venezuela Maritime Govt. Odd.
Human Trafficking’s Latest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming Professional Publica
Imperial Collapse Watch
Towards a Phenomenology of the U.S. Alliance System: Boon or a Scourge on America’s Nationwide Curiosity? Institute for Peace and Diplomacy
Deal averting railroad strike has potential to disintegrate The HIll. Since there’s no contract, there’s nothing to vote on, therefore no “deal.” Clearly, the Democrats, union directors on the nationwide degree, and the railroads deem achieved a backroom deal between elite gamers, erasing the position of employees totally, however that’s not the way it works, even at this time.
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of 4-Time CEO Hunter Harrison (reveiw) Rational Reflections. Hagiography for the inventor of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Word the position of personal fairness at Illinois Central.
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GEICO Tells Employees They Have ‘Proper to Contact Police’ If Union Organizers Go to Their Home Vice. Asking for any individual to get whacked, identical to any 911 name.
The thirty second First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Unbelievable Analysis
Antidote du jour (by way of):
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