October 7, 2022

EVs Add to Electricity Demand, But Not as Much as You Might Think.

A Public Health Success Story.

How expanding web of license plate readers could be ‘weaponized’ against abortion.

Housing Bubble Woes: Mortgage Demand Plunges, Rates Near 7%, Spread Between Mortgage Rate & 10-Year Treasury Yield Blows Out Most since Dec. 2008 and 1986.

What does MAGA mean in 2022? An aging movement longs for an America that never was.

The Democrats are purposely boosting far-right Republicans. This will backfire. Hillary did that with Trump. Did not work out so well.

Linux kernel 5.19.12 code could cause permanent damage to some laptop displays. Hey, remember when it was tech bro “knowledge” that software could never damage hardware. I do. Always wrong, as this demonstrates.

October 6, 2022

Office REITs Massacred as the Future these Office Markets Were Built for Got Cancelled by Working-from-Home.

CEOs Can’t Fix Our Biggest Problem With RTO: Commuting.

The United States of Confederate America.

Time-Restricted Eating Improves Cardiovascular Health. The tears of the Fat Acceptance intuitive eater nutters are flowing wildly now.

Mountain lions are eating California wild donkeys. Why scientists say this a good thing.

Russia’s Nuclear Bluster Is a Sign of Panic. Yielding to Putin’s blackmail would be folly.

We still haven’t solved the Nuclear Age. A lone madman can still bring down civilization.

Why the Florida Fantasy Withstands Reality.

South Asia’s monsoon is inextricably linked, culturally and economically, to much of Asia. Climate change is making it increasingly violent and erratic.

A Usable Past for a Post-American Nation.

The Downside of Imperial Collapse.

‘Quiet quitters’ aren’t the problem. Save your ire for the ‘loud labourers.’

Who is ready for a fleet of cubesats flying over cities, displaying ads? I really thought the future would be cooler.

October 5, 2022

What’s the Most Harmful Airport Book?

Putin’s recruits are heading for slaughter.

We Will All End Up Paying for Someone Else’s Beach House. Welfare for the rich.

Impaired immune response drives age-dependent severity of COVID-19.

Carrington Event.

The ever-expanding job of preserving the internet’s backpages.

US considers first over-the-counter birth control pill.

Disabled Americans Reap Remote-Work Reward in Record Employment.

Audrey Munson.

October 4, 2022

Girls on Wheels: 1943.

Thousands were released from prison during covid. The results are shocking.

A near-disaster at a federal nuclear weapons laboratory takes a hidden toll on America’s arsenal.

A U.S. ‘Ships Act’ Would Break China’s Control of the Seas.

Industry showrunner calls out “puritanism” of sex scene critics. Good. Someone should call out those dipshits. The New Puritans are just as bad as the Old Puritans.

No end in sight for Fed-delivered beatings.

Bill targeting Visa and Mastercard is ‘still alive,’ but latest path ‘feels like a desperation move.’

October 3, 2022

The Future History of the Nuclear Renaissance With Isabelle Boemeke.

I come bringing good news about hydrogen.

Milky Way’s graveyard of dead stars found.

Stadia died because no one trusts Google.

Republicans abandon Obamacare repeal.

Wet Plate Collodion Photographers.

Mapping the Damage From Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Primate hemorrhagic fever-causing arteriviruses are poised for spillover to humans.

Hundreds Of Authors Ask Publishers To Stop Attacking Libraries.

How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again. Liberals: lab escapes are literally impossible!!!! Reality: lab escapes happen all the damn time.

Vladimir Putin’s declared annexation of parts of eastern Ukraine is not a sign of strength, but weakness. Ayup. It means he’s taken territory he cannot hold and has to make it pseudo-Russian so he can accuse the Ukrainians of attacking Russian lands.

How inflation could impact the cost of rebuilding after Hurricane Ian. “If the hurricane had hit two months or three months earlier, it would have been so much worse than now,” one contractor said.

Putin Is Backed Into a Corner.

Non-Pregnant Women and Girls Are Being Denied Lifesaving Medications Due to Fear of Abortion Laws.

The US ultra-rich justify their low tax rates with three myths – all of them rubbish.

The way we experience our body is central to how we perceive our self.

Inside The Fight To Stop The Supreme Court From Slashing The Social Safety Net.

That reality is that Russia is losing the war it started in Ukraine and seems likely to keep losing, perhaps rapidly. I can taste Ian Welsh’s bitter tears from here.

How Palantir will steal the NHS.

October 2, 2022

I often think about the simple lesson every student learns (or did learn, back when I taught) in Econ 101, which is that if firms have monopoly pricing power, then capping prices appropriately actually increases the quantity of the good supplied.

Wealthy Florida Residents Without Power Forced To Use Emergency Hand-Crank Margarita Machines.

Despite ‘desert tsunami,’ one of the world’s rarest fish are thriving in Death Valley.

A new series immerses us in Russia’s 90s trauma – and the human cost of economic shock.

On Florida’s Islands, Scenes of Paradise Lost, Maybe for Good.

The Great Bluff. How the Ukrainians Outwitted Putin’s Army.

Gen Z is known for sharing everything about their lives – from their outfits to their latest meals – online. Now, they’re sharing their salaries, defying a long-held taboo and ruffling employers’ feathers in the process.

Sofia, the Historic Airplane-Borne Telescope, Lands for the Last Time.

Eurozone inflation hits record 10% as energy prices continue to soar.

Fed’s Favored Inflation Index Says: Underlying Inflation Just Isn’t Slowing Down at All. “Transitory.” LOL.

The Blackstone rebellion: how one country took on the world’s biggest commercial landlord.

October 1, 2022

A $50,000 electric bill? The cost of cooling L.A.’s biggest houses in a heat wave.

Inflation stayed far above the Federal Reserve’s goal in August, as prices climbed more quickly than economists expected.

House Democrats debut new bill to limit US police use of facial recognition.

Hurricane Ian was a powerful storm. Real estate developers made it a catastrophe.

Being With Your Newborn Isn’t “Progressive.” It’s Normal.

‘I felt like I failed’: inflation puts healthy food out of reach for millions of Americans.

Chernobyl black frogs reveal evolution in action.

September 30, 2022

What Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson Don’t Understand About War. On the modern battlefield, brains and adaptability yield far better results than ruthless brutality does.

Why Moral Panic About the Sanctity of Strangers’ Marriage Is Actually Feminist.

Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

The War in Ukraine is Going to Get Scarier.

Used cars have become unaffordable.

Laid-Off Workers Hired Quickly by Other Companies: This Labor Market Is Astonishingly Strong, Fuel for Fed Inflation Worries.

The Era of Fast, Cheap Genome Sequencing Is Here.

How the EU got its mojo back.

Neon is making a comeback. Good.

FDA’s rotten definition of “healthy” food is finally getting tossed.

September 29, 2022

The 90km journey that changed the course of the war in Ukraine.

Ultra-diffuse galaxy F8D1 has a giant tidal tail, observations find.

An electric car has about half the carbon footprint of a conventional car.

Remote working may be a win-win for employers, employees and — even the economy.

Collecting Vernacular Photography.

The ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ Is Not the Oldest Surviving Work of Literature.

The electric push button, the now mundane-seeming interface between human and machine, was originally a spark for wonder, anxiety, and social transformation.

September 28, 2022

Last War Brain. On both Russia and inflation, many Americans are stuck in the 2000s.

Physicists Rewrite a Quantum Rule That Clashes With Our Universe.

To say U.S. abortion rollbacks are in line with Europe is simply wrong.

Deadlier Than the Titanic: A Ferry Set Out With About 1,900 Aboard. Only 64 Survived.

The negative cost of Net Zero.

Is the world ready for extremely effective weight-loss drugs? A new class of medicines has the potential to permanently change the way America tackles its obesity problem. Fat Acceptance nutters gonna be pissed.

Twilight of Environmental Idols. The problem with environmentalism is not simply that it isn’t up to the task of building a low-carbon future but that it is actively obstructing that future.

Beating climate change absolutely requires new technology. It’s Yglesias, but he’s dead right in this case.

Truss learns the hard way that Britain isn’t America.

September 27, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s ship of fools is sinking fast. Will he take everyone down with him? Ian Welsh: This is what Putin intended all along! Flawless victory!