June 25, 2020

The Dudes Who Won’t Wear Masks.

Mysterious ‘Ghost Redwoods’ May Survive to Help Nearby Trees.

Facebook Creates Fact-Checking Exemption for Climate Deniers.

How to Use the Past Exonerative Tense to Uphold White Supremacy.

Clean water is a human right. In America it’s more a profit machine.

Saharan dust plume sweeping toward Gulf Coast is most significant since the 1970s.

June 24, 2020

Home Sales Plunged Most since 2008, Condos -41%. First-Ever April-May Price Drop in Normally Red-Hot Spring Selling Season.

We are in the middle of three crises – a pandemic, a severe economic depression, and civil unrest – that would strongly argue against people turning out in big numbers for a meaningless pep rally.

How Ring Transmits Fear to American Suburbs. Why do we surveil ourselves?

The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid.

Why Covid-19 Damage to the Economy Will Be Deep and Lasting.

US poll shows broad support for renewables, climate measures. Latest Pew poll of 11,000 US adults shows (almost) everybody wants more solar.

Millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade.

You can’t tell people anything.

June 23, 2020

The Cave Kingpin Buying Up America’s Underground.

Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases.

Our two choices aren’t between forward and back. We have an infinite number of choices, all forward.

U.S. Home-Mortgage Delinquencies Reach Highest Level Since 2011.

Gigantic wolverines, otters the size of wolves: fossils offer fresh insights into the past.

How Humanity Unleashed a Flood of New Diseases. What do Covid-19, Ebola, Lyme and AIDS have in common? They jumped to humans from animals after we started destroying habitats and ruining ecosystems.

We are all part of the biggest psychological experiment in history.

The Dark Soul of the Sunshine State. Why Florida is the way it is.

Urban inequality didn’t happen by accident.

Every Federal Reserve Board Member Is A Multi-Millionaire.

Coronavirus rent freezes are ending — and a wave of evictions will sweep America.

June 22, 2020

Decay in government quality and its cost in Covid-19 lives.

Revenge of the Suburbs. Suburbia was never as bad as anyone said it was. Now it’s looking even better.

Cities Grew Safer. Police Budgets Kept Growing.

Slip-up reveals Chevron ties to architect of climate attack.

Nursing Homes Evict Residents to Make Way for Lucrative Coronavirus Patients. Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. According to centrists, no medical system but this one is possible.

Identitarian deference is really just a special kind of ad hominem, a way to prove or dismiss what someone has to say with a claim about who they are.

The West is dying and we are killing her. We’re proud to destroy our own freedoms and repackage failure as democratic progress.

Cardiac MRI of Children with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19: Case Series.

The Gas Industry Is Paying Instagram Influencers to Gush Over Gas Stoves.

June 21, 2020

The Illusion of a Rapid US Recovery.

We’re losing against surveillance capitalism.

Get Ready for Another Summer of Out-of-Control Ticks. 2020: great year!

Demography and Decentralization: Measuring the Bulletin Board Systems of North America.

“The Karens Are Giving Us a Hard Time Now.” A waiter at a reopened restaurant explains how dining works in a pandemic.

Vultures are circling our fragile economies – we must not let them feast. We should never forget the lesson of the French Revolution: rentiers need the state more than the state needs rentiers.

Consider the Greenland Shark.

People with Type A blood were ‘associated with’ a 45% ‘higher risk of acquiring COVID-19’ compared to people with other blood types, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found.

Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists Find.

Naomi Wu and the Boobs of Doom. There’s more than one way to put a knee on someone’s neck.

Rare, super coronavirus antibodies likely to yield vaccine, say Stanford, UCSF experts.

June 20, 2020

Overall, our findings support the motivated reasoning interpretation of misinformation; partisans seek out information with congenial slant and sincerely adopt inaccurate beliefs that cast their party in a favorable light.

Study Finds 1 in 5 People Worldwide at Risk of Severe Covid-19.

The latest round of unemployment claims should probably put a damper on anybody’s hopes that the economy is about to come roaring back to life from its coronavirus-induced coma.

We were, until a few weeks ago, witnessing the same events as now—racial discrimination and police brutality are not exactly new—but the ideological lenses through which we were seeing them were entirely different.

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage. Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.

Computers as I used to love them.

An Extinction Event for America’s Restaurants. The post-pandemic dining experience will be unrecognizable.

The Overlooked Role of Guns in the Police-Reform Debate.

June 19, 2020

Big Money Bought the Forests. Small Logging Communities Are Paying the Price.

A warning from South Korea: the ‘fantasy’ of returning to normal life.

A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus.

Cops and the Culture War.

Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need.

Viruses can steal our genetic code to create new human-virus genes.

Is Cruelty Required?

American Stories.

Apple’s App Store Is Due a Reckoning.

Hazel Scott was a pioneering jazz pianist, and the first black American to host her own network TV show.

Just Because They’ve Turned Against Humanity Doesn’t Mean We Should Defund the Terminator Program.

We are now 100 days into the pandemic: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19’s toll on American lives and livelihoods.

Americans haven’t been this unhappy since Nixon.

The economic legacy of the pandemic threatens to be an extraordinary new concentration of wealth.

June 18, 2020

The Cycle of Civilization and the Twilight of Neoliberalism.

Defunding the Police Is Not Nearly Enough.

Fighting Poverty Accidentally Stopped Deforestation.

Do We Know What We Enjoy? Accuracy of Forecasted Eating Happiness.

How Exactly Do You Catch Covid-19? There Is a Growing Consensus that surface contamination and fleeting encounters are less of a worry than close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods.

Mutation may be helping the coronavirus spread more readily.

Disgusted Patio Diner Pretty Sure She Just Saw Coronavirus Scurry Into Bushes.

Florida bars and restaurants close just a week after reopening.

Males Are the Taller Sex. Estrogen, Not Fights for Mates, May Be Why. Interesting, but also sounds like a reductive just-so story, merely the opposite of the other just-so story.

Why Private Charity Will Never Replace the Welfare State.

If Zombie Companies Don’t Die, We’ll Pay a Price.

Coronavirus has come to Trump country.

Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era.

Bring Back the Automat!

How Giant Ships Are Built.

June 17, 2020

Exaggerated meta-perceptions predict intergroup hostility between American political partisans.

How Do We Change America? The quest to transform this country cannot be limited to challenging its brutal police.

Texas and Florida, Please Put Masks On or We’ll Never Get Out of This.

The surge in coronavirus cases in some states isn’t part of a ‘second wave.’

What’s antifa? Journalist Talia Lavin on the reality behind the media’s “pernicious lies.”

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds.

ExxonMobil Simplifies Oil Extraction By Cutting Earth In Half.

Rich Kids Are Eating Up the Financial Aid Pot.

The Strange Artifacts Hidden Inside the Parthenon’s Walls.

Scientists are warning that people with preexisting diabetes have a higher risk of developing serious complications from the viral illness, while the infection may also raise people’s risk of developing a new case of diabetes.

June 16, 2020

We Can Protect the Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn’t We?

Ithaca cancels rent — and capitalism starts to fall apart. Economist Richard D. Wolff tells Salon we are seeing the economic system break down in unprecedented ways.

Coronavirus Cases Spike Across Sun Belt as Economy Lurches into Motion.

A Canal That Opened the Montana Prairie May Soon Dry Up.

Incompetence and Errors in Reasoning Around Face Covering.

Remembering Sara Little Turnbull, Whose Bra Cup Design Became the N95 Mask.

PwC under fire for tech that tracks traders’ loo breaks.

Spectacular bird’s-eye view? Hummingbirds see diverse colors humans can only imagine.