March 31, 2022

Far UVC Sanitization Kills COVID.

Why the US doesn’t have enough doctors to fight Covid effectively.

HB11’s hydrogen-boron laser fusion test yields groundbreaking results.

What Is Enlightenment?

How data can inform policies to end homelessness and housing insecurity.

From the Labor Question to the Housing Question. Left unchecked, the asset economy swells the ranks of the homeless and consigns what’s left of the middle class to permanent tenancy.

The New Abnormal. Even if we avoid a nuclear holocaust or a nasty cyber conflict, the Ukraine War will have transformed the world.

Don’t Let Up Now. The West must do what it takes to help Ukraine prevail.

Ukraine’s defence strategy is masterful, and may yet deliver a victory. Maybe. The Russians aren’t done yet.

Your Shadow Credit Score Could Decide Whether You Get an Apartment.

Common coronavirus infections don’t generate effective antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccines elicit antibodies with differences in Fc-mediated effector functions.

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans.

Young Homebuyers Are Vanishing From the U.S..

The pandemic threatens their lives, even though they don’t have covid. Millions of chronically ill people struggle to get medical supplies amid global shortages.

Younger women now earn at least as much as or more than men in 22 metro areas.

Windows of developmental sensitivity to social media.

Another problem with the apparent success of zero tolerance is that it reduced the urgency to get vaccinated.

The power of ventilation and filtration.

Although women spent more time on make-up and cosmetics usage, men caught up with women in exercising and bodybuilding.

German nuclear power phaseout is pure madness.

Workplaces are in denial over how much Americans have changed.

Family’s Balcony Death in Switzerland Appears to Be Suicide, Police Say. How terrible and strange.

March 30, 2022

Bizarre space circle captured in unprecedented detail.

We Can Do Better Than “Same, But Electric.”

Why U.S. Population Growth Is Collapsing.

It’s not too late for new Covid-19 drugs to change the pandemic.

Counting the missing poor in pre-industrial societies.

With self-generated gradients of chemicals and physical tension, cells in the body steer themselves to vital destinations..

Home prices soar at one of the fastest rates on record.

The Many Faces of Literary Censorship. Censoriousness on the left increasingly joins moral panic on the right.

How a Tiny Asteroid Strike May Save Earthlings From City-Killing Space Rocks.

The Incalculable Harms Imposed by Debt.

Fungus foils invading hordes of crazy ants, and that’s great for Texas.

It’s clear that BA.2 is finishing what BA.1 started. Because of this, the shape of the overall Omicron wave (which includes all the sublineages— BA.1, BA.1.1, BA.2, BA.3) is varying across the globe.

Doctor fired from ER warns about effect of for-profit firms on U.S. health care.

Truth After the Apocalypse. Our new reality is a competition between differing versions of reality.

Two small cars cut from GM lineup—is this the end of the affordable compact? Everything is going high-end/luxury now.

Stop Tracking Your Loved Ones. Who does this? Why?

Russia’s Lies About Bioweapons in Ukraine Make the World Less Safe.

March 29, 2022

Putin Doesn’t Realize How Much Warfare Has Changed.

The homevoters and the haut precariat.

Tobacco ties hinder WHO authorization of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine.

The Deadly Cyclone That Changed the Course of the Cold War.

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Reshaping Defense Trade.

Mysterious Pictish Symbols Discovered in Scotland Are The ‘Find of a Lifetime.’

Biden administration (finally) elevates healthy buildings as part of national Covid strategy.

Road Traffic in European Cities Exposes 60 Million People to Noise Levels Harmful to Health.

How an Ivy League School Turned Against a Student.

Misinformation is derailing renewable energy projects across the United States.

Putin’s war and the Chaos Climbers. Why pro-Russia narratives are uniting — and exposing — all the worst people.

March 27, 1977: 583 People Died When Two Boeing 747 Aircrafts Collided on the Runway in Tenerife, Spain.

What fantasies of a coup in Russia ignore.

March 28, 2022

Persistent Antibody Responses up to 18 Months after Mild SARS-CoV-2 Infection.

US poised to release 2.4bn genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases.

Experimental protocol for testing the mass–energy–information equivalence principle.

What did the ancient Babylonians discern in the skies above?

Eventually, our nuclear luck will run out. Putin might not use nukes. But someday, someone will.

A surly public, in frustration, has taken to smashing at the established order without regard for alternatives.

Former nurse found guilty in accidental injection death of 75-year-old patient. This is very bad for everyone.

People are realizing that degrowth is bad. The mad schemes degrowthers advocate are a fantasy that distracts us from real efforts to save the planet.

Men and Women Process Pain Signals Differently. I was told it was impossible to define “woman” so this cannot be true. 😉

Many of us have developed habits of isolation and worry.

March 27, 2022

5,000 Exoplanets! NASA Confirms a Cosmic Milestone.

Risks and burdens of incident diabetes in long COVID: a cohort study.

Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries.

How BlackRock, Vanguard, and UBS Are Screwing the World.

Your CEO has no lunch buddy.

Russia, Ukraine and Europe’s 200-year quest for peace.

How High Energy Prices Emboldened Putin.

Seniors’ Medicare Benefits Are Being Privatized Without Consent.

Japan’s Kishida sees growing chance of Russia using nuclear weapons. Me too.

Russia reasserts right to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

The Democrats’ Common Sense Problem.

The must-see “Pachinko” is a pure and flawless beauty about the unpredictability of living.

What a Single Metric Tells Us About the Pandemic.

The Treasury Bond Massacre and the Spike to 5% Mortgage Rates: This is All Going Very Fast.

How People Think.

Chip industry under threat with neon production set to fall off a cliff following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This will lead to large inflation.

A militia for the 2020’s (III).

March 26, 2022

The Ratchet: Even Demonstrably Ineffectual And Unnecessary Copyright Laws Are Never Repealed.

Owners Of ‘Gran Turismo 7’ Locked Out Of Single Player Game When Online DRM Servers Go Down.

Trying to Solve a Covid Mystery: Africa’s Low Death Rates. The coronavirus was expected to devastate the continent, but higher-income and better-prepared countries appear to have fared far worse.

Excessive veto power halts progress.

How Putin misjudged the West’s response to the Ukraine invasion.

A Call For Arms: The Weapons That Ukraine Needs.

School cafeterias, already on the brink of collapse, brace for end of COVID-era free meals. School districts face worsening shortages; from dinner rolls to drumsticks.

Ice shelf collapses in previously stable East Antarctica.

Evidence grows that vaccines lower the risk of getting long COVID. A few months ago I was told this wasn’t likely. 🙂

the real “problem with political correctness” is not that it’s considered offensive to use slurs, but that there are now many “progressive” environments where saying the right things is more important than doing the right thing.

U.S. Makes Contingency Plans in Case Russia Uses Its Most Powerful Weapons.

New research on Trump voters: They’re not the sharpest tools in the box.

When New York City Was a Wiretapper’s Dream.

March 25, 2022

The Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings Show Marriage Equality Is the Next Target Once Roe Falls. Contraception, too.

The danger of making the internet safe for kids.

Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least. And I only want to rule one.

An emphasis on brilliance creates a toxic, dog-eat-dog workplace atmosphere that discourages women.

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry.

Competitive Scrabble: I was going to quit playing. Then something utterly nuts happened.

Another Office Tower Goes Bust: Blackstone Walks from Manhattan Tower it Bought for $605 Million. CMBS Holders to Eat Remaining Losses.