October 8, 2020

New Study: Once Again, The Mainstream Media Is A Bigger Problem In Spreading Disinformation Than Social Media.

As 98,000 Businesses Permanently Closed, the Fed and Treasury Have Sat on $340 Billion of Untapped Money from the CARES Act.

Everyone Needs to Work Less. The only way parents and their child-free co-workers can survive this pandemic is for bosses to acknowledge reality, lower their goals, and do their part.

Billionaires’ wealth rises to $10.2 trillion amid Covid crisis.

Hidden joblessness threatens economic recovery in US and Europe.

Why Degrowth Is the Worst Idea on the Planet. Agreed. Starvation of billions will follow this, despite it being a liberal darling.

Either we can’t conceive of what education might look like outside of the highly professionalized, radically compartmentalized research universities, or we can but lack the courage to make it happen.

Dozens of case reports have hinted that the coronavirus might trigger the onset of diabetes in people with no history of the disease.

October 7, 2020

The New York Fed, Pumping Out More than $9 Trillion in Bailouts Since September, Gets Market Advice from Giant Hedge Funds.

Debt Collectors Have Made a Fortune This Year. Now They’re Coming for More.

The Long, Violent Literary History of Calling Someone a “Cuck.” From the Trojan War to Shakespeare, the oft-ridiculed archetype has always had much darker implications.

Gender difference in occupational preferences is largely independent of individual, parental, and regional controls.

We propose that Alzheimer’s disease is a modern disease driven by changes in dietary lifestyle in which fructose can disrupt cerebral metabolism and neuronal function.

We’re seeing an “unprecedented loss of small businesses” — and economists fear a major crash looms.

Twisted Bailout Economy: Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Surged, But Commercial Chapter 13 Bankruptcies Plunged. 420,000 Small Businesses Closed Quietly, Highest Rate Ever.

October 6, 2020

Fourth Wall Breaking.

“no more after me”, a mini comic about the now-extinct golden toad.

Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire.

Experts Say Future Of Green Transportation May Be 16-Ton Possum That Passengers Cling To Like Babies.

Cinema Chains Near Collapse: The Problem Beyond the Pandemic.

Disproportionate extinction of South American mammals when Americas collided evident today.

How Cities (and Citizens) Create Hostile Environments.

De-escalation is the new customer service: Training to deal with angry, maskless patrons.

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises. Dealing with one crisis at a time was a luxury that is now over, and climate change has become the “threat multiplier” we knew it would be.

‘There was nothing to help me’: how the pandemic has worsened opioid addiction.

How thawing permafrost could fuel climate warming.

Central adiposity — a large waist — was consistently associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. In pooled data from 50 studies, each four-inch increase in waist size was associated with an 11 percent increased relative risk for premature death.

‘Doomed to fail’: Why a $4 trillion bailout couldn’t revive the American economy.

These six graphs show how affordable and fast trains in Europe are.

October 5, 2020

Workers Face Permanent Job Losses as the Virus Persists. Soon, a wave of people will have been out of work for more than six months, the threshold for long-term unemployment.

Postwar prosperity depended on a truce between capitalist growth and democratic fairness. Is it possible to get it back?

The Sackler Family’s Plan to Keep Its Billions.

Voters in Geneva, Switzerland, have agreed to introduce a minimum wage in the canton that is the equivalent of $25 an hour — believed to be the highest in the world.

The worst part of Trump paying zero taxes? It’s probably entirely legal.

Europe builds ‘digital twin’ of Earth to hone climate forecasts.

Algorithm discovers how six simple molecules could evolve into life’s building blocks.

October 4, 2020

My results show that a large share of the excess mortality in Sweden in April 2020 may be partially explained by a vulnerable, elderly population due to very mild flu seasons in 18/19 and 19/20 as well as very few deaths during the 2019 summer compared to earlier years and compared to other Nordic countries.

How a Great Power Falls Apart.

Constructible universe.

The Stages of Gentrification, as Told by Restaurant Openings.

The deep Anthropocene. A revolution in archaeology has exposed the extraordinary extent of human influence over our planet’s past and its future.

October 3, 2020

‘Am I the Asshole?’ Reveals America’s Sexist Underbelly.

Americans Still Running on Fumes of Stimulus, Now Vanishing.

If you caught COVID-19, you likely ate at a restaurant, CDC report finds.

SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence among a Southern U.S. Population Indicates Limited Asymptomatic Spread under Physical Distancing Measures.

7 People Talk About Job Hunting for Months During the Pandemic.

The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are ‘Disrupting The Public Conversation’ On US Politics.

The Rump Professional Class and Its Fallen Counterpart.

How To Find A Company That Barely Even Exists.

Remembering the golden age of fast food buffets. I recall when nearly every fast food place had a buffet.

Here’s How Much Damage An F1 Driver Does To Your Car.

“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” Is An Inapplicable Parable For Our Time.

The Hubble Telescope caught a supernova outshining every star in its galaxy. It was 5 billion times brighter than the Sun before fading away.

The Myth of M & A and Multi-Cloud.

What Secularists Can Learn From the Religious Right About Accessing Power. Secularists need to be more comfortable with pushing a moral agenda.

Differences in fear of being single were detectable. Furthermore, detecting higher fear of being single predicted lower romantic desirability.


Surviving The Waves Of A Pandemic Storm: How To Fix The Supply Chain Flaws Exposed By COVID-19.

October 2, 2020

Google/Fitbit will monetise health data and harm consumers. Of course they will. That’s the whole idea.

Despite Pandemic and Worst Downturn Since 1930s, Investors’ Margin Debt Grew by 15 Percent Since January.

Why Japanese researchers say there’s “no reason” to keep doing painful COVID nasal swab tests.

This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic. It’s not R.

New neuron type discovered only in primate brains.

Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis.

A Black Hole Is Eating a Web of Galaxies on the Edge of Spacetime. It has taken virtually the entire lifespan of the universe for the light from the ‘Web of the Giant’ to reach Earth.

October 1, 2020

Inside the airline industry’s meltdown.

New evidence suggests it was matter ejected from the Chicxulub crater that led to impact winter.

Belgium’s spy problem.

The Next Bob Woodward Could Be Muzzled by the Assange Verdict. The charges brought against the WikiLeaks founder would criminalize good reporting. Well, that’s the whole point of it, right?

There Is No Invisible Referee. In politics it’s not enough to win the argument or have justice on your side. You have to actually take and hold power.

Supermassive Black Holes Might Really Be ‘Traversable’ Wormholes, Astrophysicists Suggest. When do we leave? I got some traversin’ to do.

The disruption con: why big tech’s favourite buzzword is nonsense.

Greenland is about to lose ice faster than any time since the last ice age.

For half of America, the economy is still terrible.

Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances. Investors? Looters. And people worry about minor street looting. Idiots.

Feminists like me aren’t anti-trans – we just can’t discard the idea of ‘sex.’ Same. Trans ideology is 90% moronic.

The End of Climate Change Denial Is the Start of Something Much Worse.

Largest COVID-19 study highlights role of super-spreaders.

The covid-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history.

The Food Stylist Who Creates Hollywood’s Unreal Dishes and Drinks.