August 31, 2022

New Zealand’s plan to prepare for inevitable climate change impacts.

Gigantic L.A. Police Robot Rises From Ocean To Chase Homeless Child From Park.

The Folly of Means-Testing a Child Allowance.

New technique shows old temperatures were much hotter than thought. Results imply Earth may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously known.

US to see renewable energy boom in wake of historic climate bill.

The Former Netflix DVD Library Is a Lost Treasure We’ll Never See Again.

Asymmetry in Belief Revision.

International travel resurgent at LAX, with nearly 100% year-over-year increase in passengers. Nice.

For much of the pandemic, Americans put off nonemergency health care. That could haunt us for years to come.

The Rise and Fall of the American Electrical Grid.

Greenland ice sheet set to raise sea levels by nearly a foot, study finds.

Europe’s Gonna Party Like It’s 1979.

R-technology: A soviet visual programming environment.

Ukraine’s much-heralded counteroffensive could work. The defeatists won’t admit it. Those who thought Russia would trounce Kyiv don’t let reality get in the way of their convictions.

August 30, 2022

‘An existential dilemma’: Florida homeowners scramble as another major insurer exits.

Our Students Don’t Need Identitarian Paternalism.

New inhaled COVID-19 therapeutic blocks viral replication in the lungs.

This Teen Was Prescribed 10 Psychiatric Drugs. She’s Not Alone. Increasingly, anxious and depressed teens are using multiple, powerful psychiatric drugs, many of them untested in adolescents or for use in tandem.

1 in 3 American women have already lost abortion access. More restrictive laws are coming.

Microsoft, AWS, Equinix join list of companies pausing data center projects in Dublin due to energy constraints.

Golden Blood.

The Quest for Fuel in World War II.

Biden’s College Debt Forgiveness Plan Doesn’t Hurt You (Even Economists Say So). Sheesh, it’s sad how many people are angry that a good thing happened to other people. Being angry at other people for something “undeserved” is the American way.

Women are registering to vote in Pa. in numbers far exceeding men since the Supreme Court abortion decision.

North Carolina Republican: Children below 5th grade shouldn’t be taught science or history in school.

What we reveal about ourselves when we talk about disease.

Leana Wen Accused of ‘Unsafe, Ableist, Fatphobic, and Unethical Practices’ for Opposing COVID Mandates. LOL WUT

Heat waves + air pollution can be a deadly combination. Their health risk together is worse than either alone.

It’s Dangerous to Be a Woman in Texas.

Everyone pays the cost as the rich keep spending. Wealthy Americans may be helping to drive inflation and the financialisation of the economy.

August 29, 2022

How China Could Choke Taiwan.

How Andrew Tate built an army of lonely, angry men.

How a Corporate Law Firm Led a Political Revolution. The untold story of Jones Day’s push to move the American government and courts to the right.

Pfizer says its RSV vaccine protects against severe illness in older adults.

There’s no going back for office workers.

American Real Estate Was a Money Launderer’s Dream. That’s Changing.

Pakistan flooding deaths pass 1,000 in ‘climate catastrophe.’

August 28, 2022

How Chewing Shaped Human Evolution.

Panic at the Library. The sinister history of fumigating “foreign” books.

The anomaly of cheap complexity.

A cybersecurity expert explains why it would be so hard to obscure phone data in a post-Roe world.

The autocratic world will split before the west does.

Students lose access to books amid ‘state-sponsored purging of ideas.’ Fascism now.

Many colleges ease mask rules in third year of coronavirus pandemic. Good.

The Lifestyles Of The Not Quite Rich Enough.

The Twisted Life of Clippy.

How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everything.

If we heed the warning from the financial collapse of 2008, a complex system degrading towards chaos, we can avoid a food systems collapse that could cost millions of lives.

August 27, 2022

A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history.

Why are there so few economies of scale in construction?

When Private Equity Takes Over a Nursing Home. After an investment firm bought St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, in Richmond, Virginia, the company reduced staff, removed amenities, and set the stage for a deadly outbreak of COVID-19.

Africa’s Cold Rush and the Promise of Refrigeration. For the developing world, refrigeration is growth. In Rwanda, it could spark an economic transformation.

People over 75 are 1,000 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than teenagers.

Overzealous Covid Measures Are Hurting Education. Progressives who insist on inflexible rules are playing into the GOP’s hands.

Teen Lives, Interrupted by COVID. Huh, the libs told me this was fake. They were lying? 😉

Biochar May Help Fight Against Harmful Algal Blooms.

We Can Thank Green New Dealers for the Inflation Reduction Act.

After Roe’s End, Women Surged in Signing Up to Vote in Some States.

August 26, 2022

The End of the Manual Transmission Is Near.

Sales of New Houses Collapse (in the West by 50%!) Inventories & Supply Spike to High Heaven, Worst since Peak of Housing Bust 1.

America is not fixing its college financing system.

What’s Wrong with Technocracy? Democratic theory points to two problems: unjust concentrations of power and a flawed theory of knowledge.

Hostile Architecture Is Evil and Should Be Banned.

What it means when miscarriage is a crime.

California could transform how fast food workers are treated.

Expansion of Clean Energy Loans Is ‘Sleeping Giant’ of Climate Bill.

Thursdays really are the new Fridays. Work patterns we thought might fade as Covid rules eased are actually intensifying.

These Trees Are Spreading North in Alaska. That’s Not Good.

Safe Haven “Baby Boxes” Are a Medieval Horror Show.

Conservative activists want to ban 400 books from a library — but they aren’t even on shelves. LOL.

How Pharmacy Work Stopped Being So Great.

Pace of Climate Change Sends Economists Back to Drawing Board. They underestimated the impact of global warming, and their preferred policy solution floundered in the United States. Economists wrong? Why I never.

Webb Telescope Just Detected Carbon Dioxide in a Distant World.

Why Doesn’t America Build Things? Environmental review laws have become a favorite scapegoat among those who lament our inability to build ambitious infrastructure, but the problem runs much deeper.

Americans experience a false social reality by underestimating popular climate policy support by nearly half. Could’ve stopped the title after the word “reality” and still been 100% correct.

The wage myths of the modern economy.

Strong muscles keep your brain healthy. There’s a robust molecular language being spoken between your muscles and your brain.

Federally funded studies must be freely accessible to the public, White House says.

The Asset Economy Strikes Again. The Federal Reserve’s bid to “get wages down” reflects the enduring hold of neoliberal thought at the highest levels of economic policymaking.

The carbon footprint fixation is getting out of hand.

August 24, 2022

This power line could save California — and forever change the American West.

Color has been disappearing from the world.

Sleep loss leads to the withdrawal of human helping across individuals, groups, and large-scale societies.

There is no “social” in “social media.” Nailed it.

Effects of large vehicles on pedestrian and pedal-cyclist injury severity.

SARS-CoV-2 has evolved an incubation time more like seasonal coronaviruses.

A Person Can’t Be ‘Diverse.’ And we knew that during the 1980s and 1990s. Then we decided to reimplement segregation, but from the Left.

From book stacks to psychosis and food stamps, librarians confront a new workplace. As America’s social safety net decays, librarians are feeling less safe doing their jobs.

MIT scientists say they have found a way to increase the energy output of wind farms.

Republicans thought they had midterms in the bag. Voters just rejected them again. That’s what you get for taking away rights from millions of women.

Nearly 50,000 people held in solitary confinement in US, report says.

The Corruption of Copyright and Returning It to Its Original Purposes.

California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars.

People Who Do Strength Training Live Longer — and Better.

Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace.

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of the arrow of time.

Polio is back — aided by global health failures that spread COVID and monkeypox.

US Natural Gas Spikes 81% in 7 Weeks, Hits New 14-Year High, Unwinds Plunge in June and July.

Military Drone Swarms and the Options to Combat Them.

EV shipping is set to blow internal combustion engines out of the water. Told ya this was the way.