May 11, 2021

The global chip shortage is starting to have major real-world consequences.

Chipotle Is a Criminal Enterprise Built on Exploitation.

It’s not just teenagers—millions of workers over 55 earn minimum wage.

When the Tab Comes Due. Challenges in the Cost Structure of Browser Tab Usage.

How Being Polite with Police Can Backfire. When it comes to interactions with the police, the law favors direct speech. But that’s not always the way we’re trained to speak to people in power.

There’s Noise Pollution at the Bottom of the Ocean. Anthropogenic sounds have made it all the way down into the deepest place on Earth—Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench.

Doomsday for bad bosses.

How Joe Biden could vaccinate the world.

Consumers Expect Surging Inflation to Crush the Purchasing Power of their Labor: Fed’s Survey.

May 10, 2021

How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook.

Treacherous Triangle: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan After US Withdrawal.


The Business Class Has Been Fearmongering About Worker Shortages for Centuries.

Powerful Magnetic Fields in Space Have Been Seen Bending Black Hole Jets.

US Navy to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Zumwalt Destroyers by 2025.

What’s Behind the WTF Spike in Used-Vehicle Prices? My Gut Says, it Can’t Last. But if it Lasts, It’s Scary-Crazy Inflation.

Profiling B cell immunodominance after SARS-CoV-2 infection reveals antibody evolution to non-neutralizing viral targets.


May 9, 2021

Is Unemployment Insurance Behind the Fast-Food Labor Shortage? In reality, it’s the low pay and abysmal working conditions.

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.

Peak Web Has Passed.

The future of work is not threatening your employees.

Shortages are popping up across the supply chain as the pandemic messes with the economy.

A just-issued report by the US Federal Trade Commission confirms that anti-repair actions by large companies are hurting small businesses, undermining your ownership rights, and hurting the planet.

The Hume paradox: how great philosophy leads to dismal politics.

May 8, 2021

Broadband Companies Paid For 8.5 Million Fake Net Neutrality Comments, New York AG Reports.

Finding it Hard to Hire? Try Raising Your Wages.

The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day Care.

How most of the West got the pandemic so badly wrong?

Texas is about to allow residents to carry handguns without a license or training.

‘No one wants to work anymore’: the truth behind this unemployment benefits myth.

‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation.

Team directs and measures quantum drum duet.

Facebook and Big Pharma exploited disease “awareness” for personalized marketing.

It’s good Biden is suspending vaccine patents. But the whole rotten system needs overhaul. US tax dollars helped create the Moderna vaccine – and 59% of Americans say Moderna share its vaccine technology with manufacturers worldwide.

Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid? It’s Zeynep, so you know you gotta read it.

How the pandemic took the concept of universal basic income out of Silicon Valley’s hands—and turned it into something far more radical.

Congress is finally investigating the lab accident covid-19 origin theory.

May 7, 2021

Obscura No More. How photography rose from the margins of the art world to occupy its vital center.

Major Depressive Disorders Have an Enormous Economic Impact. Their prevalence has more than tripled during the pandemic, but the trends were already troubling long before it arrived.

Honeywell Admits Sending F-35, F-22 Part Drawings To China. Alrighty then.

“You deserve whatever you get.” That’s really what we mean by merit, today, isn’t it?

Studies of hospital workers suggest COVID-19 vaccines really do prevent coronavirus infections. Shocking no one but dumbasses.

Biden administration looks to triple amount of protected land in the U.S..


Haldane’s rule.

May 6, 2021

How the novel coronavirus attacks the brain.

How to Summarize a Big Chunk of Nutrition Research: Almost Anything You Are Likely to Think Of Is Better Than the Standard American Diet.

U.S. Vows To Invade Next Country That Asks For Covid Vaccine IP.

Next Generation of Covid-19 Vaccines Could Be Pill or Spray.

Rare blood clots up to 10 times more likely from COVID-19 infection than from Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Covid Destroyed the Illusion of the Restaurant Industry.

How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it.

Rich people have enormous carbon footprints. But the fundamental problem with their climate impact isn’t what they consume — it’s that they own the means of production, and it’s extremely profitable for them to pollute.

Leaked Slides Show the Gas Industry Is Freaking Out.

FDR’s Second 100 Days Were Cooler Than His First 100 Days.

The Booming U.S. Recovery Is Leaving Some Communities Completely Behind.

Processed Foods Are Much Worse Than We Thought.

Pesticides Threaten the ‘Foundations of the Web of Life,’ New Soil Study Warns.

The COVID Culture War Will Never End.

Vaccination as a social contract.

May 5, 2021

The Lie of ‘No One Wants to Work.’

A blood test may help the diagnosis and treatment of depression.

We Should All Be More Afraid of Driving.

What Is An ‘Internal Wave’? It Might Explain The Loss Of An Indonesian Submarine.

Why some people don’t experience vaccine side-effects, and why it’s not a problem.

Abandoning Taiwan Makes Zero Moral or Strategic Sense.

America’s Covid-19 endgame could be much closer than you think. America’s vaccine campaign may not be too far off from getting Covid-19 under control.

Intel & TSMC on Chip Shortage: After Blowing $84 Billion on Share Buybacks since 2011 and Now Woefully Behind, Intel Clamors for $50 Billion in Subsidies for US Chip Industry.

The Era of Mass Vaccinations Is Ending.

Low-Skill Workers Aren’t a Problem to Be Fixed. The label “low-skill” flattens workers to a single attribute, ignoring the capacities they have and devaluing the jobs they do.

Auto Makers Retreat From 50 Years of ‘Just in Time’ Manufacturing.

May 4, 2021

Streams and lakes have rights, a US county decided. Now they’re suing Florida. Go streams! Get the fish involved too.

Selling Out Transit To Rideshares Will Be A Disaster.

Trucks Get Parked Over Air Force Nuclear Missile Silos During Tests… Just In Case.

Vaccine Passports Are a Reality, Whatever They’re Called. It will be impossible to escape some proof of immunity to reengage in activities such as education, travel and entertainment. Bring ’em on. Stat.

Noise, Cognitive Function, and Worker Productivity. An increase of 10 dB reduces productivity by approximately 5%.

Delusions of Dominance.

The First PC to Sell Millions: Commodore VIC-20 Turns 40.

Will Schools Open in the Fall? We look at how the lack of normal schooling is hurting mothers.

The road from Rome. The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t a tragedy for civilisation. It was a lucky break for humanity as a whole.

May 3, 2021

This case study examines the failed attempt of atomic scientists to establish international control of nuclear weapons and what this failure tells us about the divisions between modern science and politics.

Within the moderately and highly active persons, sports participants experienced only half the mortality of nonparticipants. Bicycling to work decreased risk of mortality in approximately 40% after multivariate adjustment, including leisure time physical activity.

One Vaccine to Rule Them All. What if a single vaccine could protect us against SARS, MERS, COVID-19, and every other coronavirus-related disease, forever and ever. Very likely IMO.

The 11th Reason to Delete your Social Media Account: the Algorithm will Find You.

It’s set to be a hot, violent summer.

India Is What Happens When Rich People Do Nothing.

Is the Labor Theory of Value useful at all? Can we salvage anything from this muddled concept?

How the US won the economic recovery.

Researchers discover the mechanism that likely generates huge white dwarf magnetic fields.

The Army’s New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From Alien.

All hail King Khalid and his falcon-hunting monster wagon. A vehicle truly fit for a galactic overlord.

The eggs files: why hens are at the centre of modern science. I had no idea these might be hen-drance to vaccine production.

Big pharma lobby’s self-serving claims block global access to vaccines.

UK Researchers Will Try to Reinfect People With the Coronavirus, for Science.

The Fort Bragg Murders.

Having a son decreases support for feminist and egalitarian gender attitudes in both men and women to varying degrees across a variety of dimensions.

Experimental Evidence for Sex Differences in Sexual Variety Preferences: Support for the Coolidge Effect in Humans.

The Golden Age of Fraud is Upon Us.

Ford’s ever-smarter robots are speeding up the assembly line.