August 31, 2021

Pandemic-related shortages have given the world a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.

With more than 150,000 Americans contracting COVID-19 per day, the price for going unvaccinated is growing.

Yes, Marketing Is Still Sexist.

Why the World is Going Insane. How to Think About the Next Decade.

We’re Hitting the Limits of Hurricane Preparedness. Cities simply don’t have enough time to run from a storm like Ida.

When free doughnuts aren’t enough: Why monthly surcharges may be the way to convince unvaccinated Americans to get their COVID shot. That, and charging the deliberately unvaxxed with murder.

How the pandemic set back women’s progress in the global workforce.

Inside the mind of someone who won’t take a fully approved vaccine.

America’s Military Is Too Big for America’s Good.

The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore’s Law Alive.

NIMBYs in SF demanded a smaller building—the developer made it bigger. Very cool.

Nation Stunned That 20-Year Catastrophe Could End So Catastrophically.

August 30, 2021

Corporations Are Crappy Archivists.

Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions.

the power of the commons.

The real OnlyFans scandal is the unaccountable power of platforms and banks.

Parents worried about Covid in schools have an easy weapon at hand, experts say — fresh air.

Refusing to Get Vaccinated Is Turning Into an Expensive Choice.

The Great Resignation Is Here, and It’s Real.

Fact Check-COVID-19 cases in Iceland are not proof that vaccines are ineffective.

Naked Came the Stranger: Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (Thom Andersen, 1975).

Apple’s new system, regardless of how anyone tries to justify it, will permanently redefine what belongs to you, and what belongs to them.

Hospitals and Insurers Didn’t Want You to See These Prices. Here’s Why. Destroy these clowns with RICO.

Epistemic trespassing, or epistemic squatting?

Behind the Florida Condo Collapse: Rampant Corner-Cutting.

Why the world is becoming more French.

Americans Are Losing Sight of the Pandemic Endgame. Entirely eliminating infections is an unrealistic goal, but successful vaccines will avoid the worst outcomes. Lockdown lifer libs crying big now.

The media is lambasting Biden over Afghanistan. He should stand firm. The president was right to withdraw the US from Afghanistan – and he’s being skewered for it.

We Are All Survivalists Now.

Apologetic Nurse Informs Man Having Heart Attack There’s About An Hour Wait Until Next Covid Patient Dies.

Reddit’s nursing forum makes for some pretty grim reading.

August 29, 2021

Newly identified mosasaur was fish-hunting monster.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Joins Fellow Republicans in Quest to Kill Her Constituents.

Taiwanese Chips Made in Arizona Is the Future of U.S. Trade.

Online Trolls Actually Just Assholes All the Time, Study Finds.

What does it feel like to live on the brink of a vast historical change? It feels like now.

The War in Afghanistan Is What Happens When McKinsey Types Run Everything.

Big Box Stores’ Other Shoe Drops. Lowe’s is a parasite that is killing its host.

How High Vaccination Rates Are Protecting Parts of California. Counties with above-average levels of vaccination have some of the lowest Covid-19 hospitalization rates. Shocking only dumbasses.

The Morally Troubling ‘Dirty Work’ We Pay Others to Do in Our Place.

A lucky few seem ‘resistant’ to Covid-19. Scientists want to know why.

Why the Bezzle Matters to the Economy.

How Big Can the Quantum World Be? Physicists Probe the Limits.

Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox.

August 28, 2021

How capitalism made the world sick.

End the Imperial Presidency.

Nauka’s Troubled Flight—Before It Tumbled the ISS.

Visualizing Observed Deaths Using Polar Coordinates.

Vaccinated Democratic Counties Are Leading the Economic Recovery.

“Does Induced Demand Apply to Bike Lanes?” and Other Questions.

Long COVID’s daunting toll seen in study of pandemic’s earliest patients.

Apocalypse, please. The COVID-19 pandemic, like other catastrophes before it, got some of us hooked on phobic energy and terror. Why?

The tyranny of work. Jobs have become, for so many, a relentless, unsatisfying toil. Why then does the work ethic still hold so much sway?

Show Me the Data!

Fossil leaves may reveal climate in last era of dinosaurs.

A science in the shadows. Controls on ‘gain of function’ experiments with supercharged pathogens have been undercut despite concerns about lab leaks. We are a deeply stupid species.

Many measures of Earth’s health are at worst levels on record, NOAA finds.

The dark future of far-right Trumpist politics is coming into view.

Inflation rate hits 30-year high, PCE shows, as U.S. confronts major shortages.

August 27, 2021

The false stability offered by the American Dream is the siren’s song for poor kids everywhere. And I fell for it. I fell hard.

Why Bad Science Is Sometimes More Appealing Than Good Science. Researchers cite studies that can’t be replicated weirdly often.

COVID Vaccines Show No Signs of Harming Fertility or Sexual Function.

Natural infection is more protective. This is not advocating for natural infection, but is likely to be true.

Autistic adults with more autistic traits are less subject to sunk cost bias.

COVID hospitalization averages $20K—and insurers want unvaccinated to pay up.

As the pandemic evolves, so is the tendency of people to take moral positions they would not normally endorse. Most notably, many left-wing commentators are becoming moral scolds, stressing ideals of individual responsibility. Uh…”becoming?”

Is the FBI telling us the truth about the Jan. 6 coup attempt? Because it doesn’t feel that way.

As a doctor in a COVID unit, I’m running out of compassion for the unvaccinated. Get the shot.

U.S. to boost offshore wind energy as industry sees growth.

By 2040, two-thirds of Americans will be represented by 30 percent of the Senate.

The Health and Climate Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution.

End of the Era of Voracious Corporate Appetite for Office Space.

The pandemic-induced global slump is just part of a 20-year financial crisis.

How Government Decisions Left Tennessee Exposed to Deadly Flooding. Choices about building rules, insurance programs, flood maps and more put residents at higher risk, according to climate and disaster experts.

Hubble captures an ‘Einstein Ring.’

August 26, 2021

Platforms Want To Be Utilities, Self-Govern Like Empires.

Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse.

Unvaccinated 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, CDC study says.

This Attorney Took On Chevron. Then Chevron-Linked Judges and Private Prosecutors Had Him Locked Up.

Truth and Consequences in Afghanistan.

Biden’s foreign policy for the middle class, climate and OPEC.

Who’s to blame for the Afghanistan chaos? Remember the war’s cheerleaders.

‘It literally saved us’: what the US’s new anti-poverty measure means for families.

OnlyFans scraps plans to ban sexually explicit material. Well, that was unexpected. Sure there will be caveats but good for all the people that would’ve harmed.

I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences.

A four-day workweek is the future. Here’s why.

Remote Work May Now Last for Two Years, Worrying Some Bosses.

August 25, 2021

Don’t blame Russian trolls for America’s anti-vaxx problem. Our misinformation is homegrown.

Scientific progress despite irreproducibility: A seeming paradox.

Neural-hash-collider – make your own NeuralHash collisions.

The hidden way Biden will salvage value from the Afghanistan debacle. I hope so.

Apple’s device surveillance plan is a threat to user privacy — and press freedom.

Meat wars: why Biden wants to break up the powerful US beef industry.

August 19, 2021

Just how hard is it to recycle a jumbo jet?

Evidence of Fraud in an Influential Field Experiment About Dishonesty.

Bigger tumours, delayed diagnoses as cancer patients struggle amid pandemic.

Fires are supposed to reset ecosystems, paving the way for new growth. But human meddling and climate change have turned them into monsters.

‘My bosses were happy to destroy me’ – the women forced out of work by menopause.

This Brain Remained Intact in a 310 Million-Year-Old Fossil. The discovery suggested that horseshoe crab brains haven’t changed much and that there are more ways for soft tissues to be preserved in the fossil record.

Three Extinct Mammals Found in Wyoming Were Part of the Post-Dinosaur Revolution.