February 26, 2022

So, listen you guys, i know that humans and cats have different kinds of cognition, but when even a species that literally evolved to be able to sit and watch a mouse hole for 5 hours and not be bored is saying “woah,” i think that maybe you guys might be taking this monomania thing a little too far.

Experts Say That Soon, Almost the Entire Internet Could Be Generated by AI.

Webb Telescope reaches major milestone: All its light is in one place.

When Will the Tech World Finally Start Listening to Sex Workers?

The Beautiful, Dumb Dream of McDonald’s Peace Theory. That was also a peace of McCrap idea.

The West Is Sleepwalking Into War in Ukraine.

Use of ‘sexist’ and ‘racist’ in the New York Times increased over 400% since 2012. Why?

February 24, 2022

Trade rules have thwarted global efforts to fight Covid. The WTO must deliver on a vaccine IP waiver.

Reality Honks Back.

The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America, Feb. Update: Raging Mania in Phoenix to Cooling Condos in San Francisco.

Peering Into the Brutal, Beautiful World of Tide Pools.

Fossil of largest Jurassic pterosaur found on Skye. Skye sky creature found in ground.

February 23, 2022

Shavian Alphabet.

I have no capslock and I must scream.

Novak Djokovic Is an Avatar for Big Baby Time. Most people have accepted their responsibility as adults to protect themselves and help us move forward as a collective. But we have to spend a lot of our time politely listening to silly bullshit about vaccines.

More infrastructure snafu.

COVID “long-haulers” may have finally found relief in inexpensive, over-the-counter drugs.

Home prices skyrocketed last year. Two regions saw the biggest increases.

The case against American truck bloat. A pointless design trend has turned trucks into dangerous pedestrian killers.

It was astonishing to me how quickly universities, publishing houses, NHS services, political parties, newspapers and TV networks capitulated to the gender ideologues.

Here’s the tiny percentage of plastic that’s recycled despite single-use bans, taxes and incentives.

Joke’s on them: how Democrats gave up on rural America.

A New Type of Aurora Found on Saturn Resolves a Planetary Mystery.

February 22, 2022

There’s No Justifying Our Children-Last COVID Policy.

Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition.

New Study Disavows Marshmallow Test’s Predictive Powers.

Investors bought a record share of homes in 2021. See where.

Few parents are demanding censorship but rightwing politicians are passing restrictive laws nevertheless.

A Key to Returning to Normal Is Paid Sick Leave.

Members of our species were in Western Europe around 54,000 years ago.

Got a Covid Booster? You Probably Won’t Need Another for a Long Time.

If you’re otherwise healthy and have received your vaccine and booster shots, your risk of getting seriously ill with Covid is extraordinarily small. It’s about in line with other risks people take every day, such as driving in a car.

Canadian ATMs Now Asking Your Political Views Before Allowing You To Withdraw Money.

February 21, 2022

The Glorious (and Endangered) Art of the Opening Credits Sequence. I miss those. They eased you into the world of the film.

The mystery isn’t why the birth rate is falling – it’s why anyone has kids at all. Since 2007 the country has rolled from crisis to crisis. Anyone under 35 has never known the good times.

Why the White House stopped telling the truth about inflation and corporate power.

The constant silencing of Ripley is an aspect of Aliens that would deeply resonate with female audiences who uniquely understand how their voices are often suppressed in patriarchal spaces, like corporate boardrooms or elite military squads.

The C.D.C. Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the Covid Data It Collects.

How Covid changed medicine for the future.

A vicious cycle: the dangerous dehumanisation of cyclists.

Google Tag Manager, the new anti-adblock weapon.

February 20, 2022

The FBI Seized Almost $1 Million From This Family—and Never Charged Them With a Crime.

‘Fortress Australia’ Has a New Message: Come Back.

Why in the year of our lord 2022 am I still getting robocalls?

The End Game of China’s Zero-Covid Policy Nightmare.

Why Covid-19 vaccines are a freaking miracle.

Margaret Atwood on feminism, culture wars and speaking her mind: ‘I’m very willing to listen, but not to be scammed.’

Everyone believes in freedom of conscience until they’re winning.

Is There a Way Out of America’s Impossible Housing Mess?

America’s Power Grid Is Increasingly Unreliable.

The False Dichotomy of Empowerment Vs Exploitation in Sex Work Discourse.

In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud: Nuclear Testing, Radioactive Fallout, and Damage to U.S. Agriculture, 1945 to 1970.

Study shows Ivermectin makes suffering from COVID worse.

You’re already paying more for groceries and gas. Here’s where consumers will feel the next round of ‘sticker shock.’

The personality of neuroticism is phenotypically associated with cardiovascular diseases.

February 19, 2022

The German Bind.

MicroRNAs are deeply linked to the emergence of the complex octopus brain.

Why inflation has the middle class so on edge.

Feminist Posthumanities in the Anthropocene: Forays Into The Postnatural.

The Great Resignation is also the Great Retirement of the baby boomers. That’s a problem.

3.7 million more children in poverty in Jan 2022 without monthly Child Tax Credit.

CDC Confirms Power of Anime (and Ventilation) Prevented NYC Con From Being an Omicron Superspreader. Lockdown lifers are disconsolate now.

Americans Are Still Living With a 2020 Attitude Toward COVID-19 Risk. It’s Time for That to Change.

February 18, 2022

Million-Dollar Homes Are Becoming The Norm At Fastest Pace Ever. Average home values in 481 U.S. cities are over $1 million.

New York Is Now Using Cameras With Microphones to Ticket Loud Cars.

Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases.

The Things by Peter Watts.

Renting a Home Is Even Harder Than Buying One in Unrelentingly Hot U.S. Market.

From Tumblr girl to engineer: How the platform inspired a generation of women to code.

A Parasitic Wasp Unmasked: One Species Is Actually 16 Species.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans have some Covid immunity, experts say.

Vaccine Mandates in Historical Context.

February 17, 2022

An Undiscovered Coronavirus? The Mystery of the ‘Russian Flu.’

What I Wish Nuclear Energy Opponents Understood Will Happen if They Win.

When Will the Brutal Spike in Rents Drive Up CPI Inflation? How Much Will it Add to CPI?

Google Search Is Dying.

Clearview AI aims to put almost every human in facial recognition database. Investor pitch said 100 billion photos would make almost everyone “identifiable.”

California Will Stick Solar Panels Over Canals to Fight Two Disasters at Once.

Why America’s elites want a new war — or at least want us to fear one.

Americans Spent Money Like Drunken Sailors, But Did They Outspend the Raging Inflation in Durable & Nondurable Goods? Um, No.

Flourishing plants show warming Antarctica undergoing ‘major change.’

February 16, 2022

Why America Has So Few Doctors.

Pedestrian Deaths Spike in U.S. as Reckless Driving Surges.

Ongoing Recombination in SARS-CoV-2 Revealed through Genealogical Reconstruction.

Las Vegas bartender robbed at gunpoint was forced to repay bosses stolen money, lawsuit says.

Our playbook to fight covid-19 is outdated. Here are 10 updates for 2022.

QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded.

U.S. corn-based ethanol worse for the climate than gasoline, study finds. And worse for your car.

University of Wisconsin engineering professor admits bilking foreign students out of $1.2 million in phony tuition expenses.

February 15, 2022

Why Managers Fear a Remote-Work Future.

Life in the soil was thought to be silent. What if it isn’t?

‘Survival mode’: Inflation falls hardest on low-income Americans.

Mask Mandates Didn’t Make Much of a Difference Anyway.

Gender is a critical feature of perceiving humanness, being more central to conceptions of humanness than other social categories (race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability).

Theory shows baryogenesis requirement could drive the contribution of primordial black holes to dark matter.

How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds.

February 14, 2022

Why the Nineties rocked. Back then we still had a future to yearn for. Coupland understands it exactly. It’s not nostalgia; it’s remembrance of hope.

‘Flexible Hours’ Often Mean More Work—Especially for Women.

The fight to oust Louis DeJoy and his ‘disastrous’ austerity plan.

Surveillance Too Cheap to Meter.