September 21, 2021

Your car knows too much about you. That could be a privacy nightmare.

Billionaire Sacklers’ immunity threatened as DOJ moves to block opioid deal.


The housing crisis is the top concern for urban residents.

The Assassination of the Internet Archive by the Coward Chuck Wendig.

Cry macho: Why scared white guys are so dangerous.

‘Just Trust the Experts,’ We’re Told. We Shouldn’t.

Guess what the three Democrats blocking lower medication prices have in common?

The state of sex education in the United States is dismal.

September 20, 2021

Consolidation of the VPN industry spells trouble for the consumer.

Excision’s CRISPR gene editing therapy for HIV is heading into human testing after FDA clearance.

Ways men live without working in America.

How to Land a ‘Completely Uncontrollable’ Passenger Jet.

The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel.

Americans See Worst Buying Conditions in Decades on High Prices.

How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government.

Why America Must Go Big on Infrastructure.

World Runs Out of Weirdest Stuff: The WOLF STREET Beer Mug Shortage.

September 19, 2021

Renting a car will be a pain until at least 2022.

The psychology behind right-wing authoritarians’ denial of science.

Who Is Driving the Great Resignation?

Al Naslaa Rock Formation in Saudi Arabia.

Cancel culture, & the death of classical liberalism.

Comparing US and Nordic Labor Taxes.

Doctors treating unvaccinated Covid patients are succumbing to compassion fatigue. As they should be.

Our Drug Supply Is Sick. How Can We Fix It?

We finally have proof that remote working is making people ruder.

September 18, 2021

Long Covid less common than feared – ONS study.

Facebook forced troll farm content on over 40% of all Americans each month.

The housing theory of everything.

Why Americans Die So Much.

Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus.

The United States of Sanctions. The Use and Abuse of Economic Coercion.

It’s time for variant-specific boosters.

Fire On Bomber In 1980 Posed Nuclear Risk.

How China Avoided Soviet-Style Collapse.

What Comes After Mind-Blowing Free-Money Blow-Off Spike in Retail Sales? A Spike Doesn’t Spike Forever.

Women Are Nearly Half of New Gun Buyers, Study Finds.

September 17, 2021

The World Needs a Pandemic Plan B. We must prepare to deal with future health crises in a world beset by nationalism and rivalry.

Employers are spying on Americans at home with ‘tattleware’. It’s time to track them instead.

Tell Children the Truth.

China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor. This is the kind of thing we should be doing, and lots of it.

The Crime of Curiosity.

Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago.

Windows 11: Just say no.

Biologists Rethink the Logic Behind Cells’ Molecular Signals.

September 16, 2021

COVID vaccines very effective, hinder spread, studies say.

Why culture wars are an elite device. Plutocratic populists reduce economic conflicts to questions of belonging.

Lumber crash leads to ‘blowout’ sales as prices crater.

Two studies suggest the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days. This is what I also concluded about two years ago.

Deaths involving COVID-19 by vaccination status, England: deaths occurring between 2 January and 2 July 2021. The vaccines are incredibly effective.

Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead. “Tried.” Right.

Effect size is significantly more important than statistical significance.

September 15, 2021

The Case Against ‘Excellence’ at Universities.

Big ISPs fight to save exclusive wiring deals that limit choice in apartments.

Vaccine hesitant people are dying – and their loved ones want the world to listen. Can we just call them dipshits? I am calling them dipshits because they are dipshits. A dead dipshit is still a dipshit, just more static.

To colonize different environments, bacteria precisely tune their nanomotors.

The Rock That Ended the Dinosaurs Was Much More Than a Dino Killer.

The U.S. is falling to the lowest vaccination rates of the world’s wealthiest democracies.

It’s all in the ink: Vinland Map is definitely a fake, new analysis finds.

September 14, 2021

The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start.

Europe’s reputation as a cosmopolitan haven has been exposed as a mirage.

Americans Expect their Earnings to Get Whacked by Red-Hot Inflation, Blow Off Fed’s Sermons about “Temporary.” They are correct.

Biden was at his best and boldest on vaccine mandates. The deliberately unvaccinated should be hounded out of life until they relent, or die. I honestly don’t care which.

Leaked documents reveal the special rules Facebook uses for 5.8M VIPs. “These people can violate our standards without any consequences.”

What will the planet look like in 50 years? Here’s how climate scientists figure it out.

Baby Boomers: Rich With Real Estate and Not Letting Go.

September 13, 2021

The effects of a warmer world are visible in animals’ bodies.

Social networks. It’s worse than you think.

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes.

The Panic Series (Pt. I) – 1792.

The 9/11 Era is over. Good.

Longitudinal analysis of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections reveal limited infectious virus shedding and restricted tissue distribution. About what I expected to see, but still good news.

Study finds low rate of COVID-19 “breakthrough” infections, fewer symptoms in vaccinated people.

9/11 and the birth of the Big Lie.

This “Waning Immunity” Argument Against the FDA’s Covid Vaccine Approval Is a Scientific Quagmire.

Crappy Jobs Are Bad for Workers and for Everyone Else Too.

We Keep You Alive. Unskilled labor does not exist.

Markets are Creatures of Government.

G.O.P. Seethes at Biden Mandate, Even in States Requiring Other Vaccines.

Natalie Edwards Was Imprisoned this Month by the U.S. for Blowing the Whistle on Wall Street Banks’ Laundering of Dirty Money.

The Real Heroes Are Dead.

College-Educated Professionals Are Capitalism’s Useful Idiots.


Perseverance rover samples hint Mars had water for a long time.

September 12, 2021

The Shouting Class 2: Last Refuge of Scoundrels.

Counterfeit Capitalism: Why a Monopolized Economy Leads to Inflation and Shortages.

Google has illegally underpaid thousands of temp workers since 2019. The Guardian says Google knew about wage theft in 2019 and opted for a cover-up.

What actually convinces people to get vaccinated? Fear. The numbers suggest “death shaming” news coverage works.

The cliché writes back. Machine-written literature might offend your tastes but until the dawn of Romanticism most writers were just as formulaic. 95% of literature is still this way.

From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture. The fight to supposedly make the internet a safer place is having a series of secondary impacts. Who could have ever predicted this? Oh wait — anyone with half a brain.

Betraying the Victims of the Opioid Crisis.

How 9/11 Turned America Into a Half-Crazed, Fading Power.

September 11, 2021

Why ‘rage quitting’ is all the rage.

Apple fires Ashley Gjøvik, senior employee who alleged sexism at work.

Unmasking the mask studies: Why the effectiveness of surgical masks in preventing respiratory infections has been underestimated.

America Is Sick. Science Alone Can’t Help It.

Beached Rat Carcasses Indicate Mass Rodent Death During Ida, Experts Say.

Unvaccinated are 5X more likely to catch delta, 11X more likely to die.

Vaccines Will Not Produce Worse Variants.