Underwater molecular barter (press launch) NewsWise. “‘Eat or be eaten’ will not be at all times the way in which issues are in nature.”
Venture capital funds are mostly just wasting their time and your money FT Alphaville. The deck: “Howling on the moonshots.”
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Residents flee, airlifts begin as wildfire approaches capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories AP. Surge pricing throughout The Jackpot:
Air Canada is dealing with backlash for charging prospects over $4K to fly out of Yellowknife throughout a compulsory evacuation because of wildfires pic.twitter.com/IRSbg8X7zL
— 6ixBuzzTV (@6ixbuzztv) August 17, 2023
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The most unusual Kīlauea eruption…maybe 1823? Volcano Watch, U.S. Geological Survey
Calgary orders water restrictions as rivers hit historic lows The Climate Community
Italy built an $8B dam to save Venice SatPost by Trung Phan
Moderna Clinical Trial Data Confirm Its Updated Covid-19 Vaccine Generates Robust Immune Response in Humans Against Widely Circulating Variants (press launch) Moderna. Would possibly as nicely go straight to the supply.
Covid-19 affects taste independent of taste–smell confusions: results from a combined chemosensory home test and online survey from a large global cohort Chemical Senses. From the Summary: “Our examine demonstrates that COVID-19-positive people report style dysfunction when self-tested with stimuli which have little to none olfactory parts. Assessing the scent and style depth of home items is a promising, cost-effective screening device that enhances self-reports and should assist to disentangle style loss from scent loss. Nevertheless, it doesn’t substitute standardized validated psychophysical assessments.”
See Inside a Ghost Town of Abandoned Mansions in China Architectural Digest
China Steps Up Efforts to Stabilize Markets as Confidence Slumps and China Sneezes, But Will the World Catch a Cold? Bloomberg. Commentary:
Good thread (and weblog submit) about international commerce and capital flows: “”Economies and markets have structured themselves round these [capital] flows, a lot in order that it’s unimaginable to alter, lest we threat sovereign defaults and international battle.”” https://t.co/Kg3MmNKx5e
— Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) August 18, 2023
How to Kill Chinese Dynamism Challenge Syndicate
Race to be EIB chief enters final furlong Politico. The deck: “Place is extra prestigious than ever earlier than due to European Funding Financial institution’s position in Ukraine.”
Fossil Media New Left Evaluation. French media.
Expensive Previous Blighty
If you’re under 50, it’s time to jump ship – get out of Britain while you can Telegraph. Says the Torygraph, which did a lot to create the very scenario it now decries..
New Not-So-Chilly Conflict
Explosions rock Zaporizhzhia Ukrainska Pravda
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Ukraine’s Azov brigade returns to front Ukrinform. Versus whacking refuseniks from the rear….
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Summer of the Hawks (lengthy excerpt) Seymour Hersh
Bill Kristol leads charge to make Republicans think ‘right’ on Ukraine Accountable Statecraft. Invoice Kristol, recent — or slightly, stale — from his well-known victory in Iraq, nonetheless making financial institution, good job.
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Sanctions on Russian crude and diesel exports are failing Hellenic Delivery Information
Götterdämmerung in the East Massive Serge. Defeat for the Nazis of 1943-45. Effectively value a learn. The sheer scale amazes.
South of the Border
House Judiciary panel subpoenas FBI, DOJ over big tech collusion Anadalu Company
Major U.S. energy org targeted in QR code phishing attack Bleeping Laptop. Bear in mind the idea of Phishing equilibria: If fraud can occur, it’s going to have already got occurred. So maybe the primary, however extra doubtless the primary that we all know of.
Unionized Workers at the Art Institute of Chicago Have Ratified a ‘Landmark’ First Contract, Ending 15 Months of Negotiations and Workers at the Guggenheim Museum Have Ratified Their First Union Contract, Ensuring Them Historic Pay Increases ArtNet
‘The Narrative Here Is That Workers Fought and They Won’ FAIR. The Teamsters UPS Contract
Taxing the 1 per cent: Public Opinion vs Public Policy British Journal of Political Science. Our ruling class demonstrates immense operational functionality in minimizing tax. Silver lining!
Thousands of scientists are cutting back on Twitter, seeding angst and uncertainty Nature. Since Twitter is the one common tackle house (Mastondon doesn’t have search past the occasion), this démarche is a superb loss for humanity. An infection management’s droplet paradigm would by no means have been overturned by aerosol scientists and engineers with out Twitter. One other instance of excellent science on the Intertubes:
The ArXiv labored as meant. The scientific group was alerted to the opportunity of a room-temperature superconductor, investigated the report, and produced additional proof…
— Prof. Michael S Fuhrer (@MichaelSFuhrer) August 10, 2023
Antidote du jour (via):
Soothing timelapse of cats following a sunbeam. pic.twitter.com/PxOvf90Qom
— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) August 15, 2023
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.