Eurasian jays ace the famous ‘marshmallow test’ Popular Science. Resilc: “Write them in when you vote.”
Many Baby Sea Turtles Never Make It to The Sea. This Genius Idea Could Save Them ScienceAlert (Chuck L)
Could AI help you to write your next paper? Nature (Dr. Kevin)
Are Gas Stoves the New Cigarettes? New Republic (resilc)
What to do in a potential crowd crush and how to survive it Washington Post (Dr. Kevin). Black Friday is coming!
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) October 30, 2022
Evidence for Biological Age Acceleration and Telomere Shortening in COVID-19 Survivors International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ma)
COVID ‘variant soup’ is making winter surges hard to predict Nature (Dr. Kevin)
But as GM cheerily points out, the variants Novovax was tested on are very far away from current lineages:
CH.1.1 is currently the most RBD-NAbs evasive strain tested, even higher than XBB, although the difference is small. CH.1.1 is a BA.2.75 sublineage, which means it is also good at escaping NTD NAbs. This is why CH.1.1 displays such a high relative growth advantage. pic.twitter.com/gF3lWr5L6E
— Yunlong Richard Cao (@yunlong_cao) October 31, 2022
Is SARS-CoV-2 an oncogenic virus? Journal of Infection (ma)
This is precisely why eliminating covid will remain an issue. Long covid will be decimating health and productivity of our populations, as reinfections will wreak ever greater havoc. We either eliminate covid or we will have a population of invalids.@yaneerbaryam @CecPhil https://t.co/PwDubUtl0y
— Krzysztof Mroczkowski (@K_Mroczkowski) October 30, 2022
The 8-month study looked at humans who experienced mild to moderate CoV2. By the study’s close, subjects still hadn’t rebuilt their T- and B-cells. Humans need B-cells to make antibodies and T-cells to fight specific pathogens. The damage to the immune system is unprecedented. 1/ https://t.co/K6JtKqphYO
— Dr Leonardi’s Translate Bot (@LeonardiBot) October 30, 2022
How Republicans Claimed COVID as a Winning Campaign Issue New Yorker (resilc)
Going to be hard to find a way to characterize this October in Ontario as progress over last October. My guess is authorities avoid discussing it publicly.#onhealth #Omicron #covid19 pic.twitter.com/JjGXcjGbEZ
— Bill Comeau 🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@Billius27) November 1, 2022
Wild horses could help fight wildfire in the west NPR (David L)
Why It’s So Hard To Recycle Electric-Car Batteries YouTube (resilc)
I’m No Longer Sure New York Will Protect Itself From Rising Waters New York Times (David L)
I am so so sorry to hear that the brilliant Herman Daly – founding father of ecological economics – has died. His paradigm-changing work flipped my little econ head inside out & inspired me to write a book on rewriting economics… Here are just some of his big ideas 1/n. pic.twitter.com/uLAcIh67Mz
— Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth) October 30, 2022
Does the U.S. Chip Ban on China Amount to a Declaration of War in the Computer Age? CounterPunch. We warned about this as an own goal as soon as it was announced. Resilc: “When does USA USA reach peak nonsense across the board?”
Wang Yi urges US not to be ‘blinded by ideology’ in phone call with Blinken Global Times. Seems pretty testy.
Japan’s empty villages are a warning for China Financial Times (furzy)
White-Collar War Crimes and For-Profit Famines Current Affairs (resilc)
New Not-So-Cold War
Russia tells UN it will inspect Black Sea ships RT/ Russia’s cancellation countermove was obvious, particularly since they were already signaling reticence to renew the deal (IIRC which was to expire shortly) due to grain going to Europe, not poor countries, and Russian grain (whose supply vastly exceeds that of Ukraine) being de facto embargoed, contrary to promises.
Turns out that the grain deal was actually about the price of British dinner, not starving African countries pic.twitter.com/q9syd76QXE
— Russians With Attitude (@RWApodcast) October 30, 2022
Ukraine Grain Flows to Port Freeze Up After Russia’s Provocation Bloomberg. Um, even the New York Times credited Ukraine with the attack on Sevastopol.
Ascot suspends writing new cover for Ukrainian shipments Insurance Business
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New plan to secure US weapons in Ukraine leaves gaps: experts Responsible Statecraft
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko: ‘Please stay with Ukraine’ DW. Resilc: “Uncle Sam: Send mo moneknee.”
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New Study Finds The Rest Of The World Supports China And Russia Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
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Thousands of Germans in Dresden protest against the EU’s sanctions on Russia. They don’t want to starve or freeze to death for Ukrainian President Zelenksy’s war. A war provoked and engaged in by the USA, EU and NATO. Take a look:pic.twitter.com/OroDM75JrT
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) October 31, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
Welcome to the world of the polycrisis Adam Tooze, Financial Times (David L). From ent of last week, still germane.
Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Sinking the Congressional Dems—and Ukraine Jeffrey Sachs, Common Dreams
Biden accuses oil companies of ‘war profiteering’ and threatens windfall tax Guardian. How dumb does he think voters are?
Brie: “I can’t be mad at Tulsi. Tulsi didn’t say a single untrue thing there.”
Joe: “It’s one lie after the other!”
Brie: “Name a lie.”
Joe: “Warmongers. The Democratic Party are warmongers.”
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) October 31, 2022
Our No Longer Free Press
Index file! https://t.co/AL629zeasF
— 🖕Ǥ𝒾𝓻𝓛 ί几ｔ𝑒𝓡Ⓡ𝕦קтｅ𝔻💕 (@bratat22) October 31, 2022
Facebook and Twitter created special portals for the government to rapidly request takedowns of content. The portals, along with NGO partners used to censor a wide range of content, including obvious parody accounts and content disagreeing w gov pandemic policy. pic.twitter.com/Jth0WUfXAI
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) October 31, 2022
Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation Intercept (Jules, Kevin W, Chuck L)
How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World Propublica (David L)
— Slow News Day (@SlowNewsDayShow) October 30, 2022
Think the Energy Crisis Is Bad? Wait Until Next Winter Time (resilc)
Prices At The Pump Fall For Third Straight Week OilPrice (resilc)
Even After $100 Billion, Self-Driving Cars Are Going Nowhere Bloomberg (David L). From a few days ago, still germane.
“What happens when you put ideologues in charge of a university” Popular Information
US Workers Have Gotten Way Less Productive Washington Post. Right. The productivity decline is due 100% to faffing off workers, as opposed to supply chain issues meaning they can’t complete work on a timely basis, plus co-workers being sick also messing up task/project completion.
The Mansion Tax Battle The Lever
Barry Ritholtz via resilc:
Antidote du jour (CV):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.