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Russian scientists discover huge walrus haulout in Arctic circle Reuters (resilc)

Terrified Boxer Gathers Up The Courage To Walk Past The Cat Animal Rescue (David L)

If you’re a polar bear, your location may foretell your future Yale Climate Connections

Two new greater glider species discovered: ‘Australia’s biodiversity just got a lot richer’ Guardian (furzy)

Astronomers use a contraption made from a metal pipe and two CAKE TINS to identify the source of a mysterious fast radio burst in the Milky Way Daily Mail (Kevin W)

‘Real world’ wives of UK ‘spycops’ seek justice for lives shattered by the undercover police operation RT (Kevin W)

Energy descent as a post-carbon transition scenario: how ‘knowledge humility’ reshapes energy futures for post-normal times Josh Floyd (Kevin W)

To batteries and beyond: Compressed air, liquid air and the holy grail of long-duration storage Utility Dive (resilc)

This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI MIT Technology Review

Today’s Internet Still Relies on an ARPANET-Era Protocol: The Request for Comments IEEE (Chuck L)

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug in doubt after criticism from expert panel Financial Times

#COVID-19

China seeks to flip the script on Covid blame game Asia Times

Science/Medicine

Dogs can detect COVID-19 quicker and more accurately than nasal swabs, study finds New York Post

SARS-CoV-2 Infects Human Engineered Heart Tissues and Models 1COVID-19 Myocarditis BioRxiv

Prothrombotic autoantibodies in serum from patients hospitalized with COVID-19 Science Translational Medicine

Some People Already Have Antibodies That Recognize Covid-19, Thanks to Common Colds Gizmodo (Kevin W)

Tinnitus is being exacerbated by COVID-19: Study Outbreak News

Aspirin to be tested as potential COVID-19 drug in UK study Reuters

The WHO is hunting for the coronavirus’s origins. Here are the new details. National Geographic (David L)

Researchers found a new coronavirus mutation capable of sparking another pandemic BGR

How a Coronavirus Mutation in Minks Could Wreak Havoc on Vaccine Development Slate

Coronavirus live news: 200 people in Denmark infected with mink-related Covid since June Guardian

UK/Europe

Operation Moonshot: rapid Covid test missed over 50% of cases in pilot Guardian

Denmark tightens North Jutland restrictions in response to coronavirus mutation The Local (resilc)

US

CDC Report: Officials Knew Coronavirus Test Was Flawed But Released It Anyway NPR (David L)

Judge Orders the Release of Data on Emergency Loans for Small Businesses ProPublica (UserFriendly)

Brexit

Brexit trade deal: Michel Barnier says UK ‘blocked progress in key areas’ Sky (guurst)

Daily ferries to France starting from January to bypass Brexit congestion Irish Times

Folding bike maker Brompton performs Brexit U-turn Yorkshire Bylines (guurst)

New Cold War

RUSSIA CAN, THE UNITED STATES CAN’T CUT THE ICE John Helmer (Chuck L)

Syraqiatan

Israeli Official Warns of War With Iran if Biden Returns to Nuclear Deal Antiwar (resilc)

Trump Transition

Steve Bannon dropped by attorney in criminal case day after suggesting Fauci and FBI director beheadings CNN. Being at a remove from the throne has not improved Bannon’s behavior.

Trump will no longer receive special Twitter treatment if he loses election Guardian (Kevin W)

Trumpism has arrived in America, just like Moditva in India The Print (J-LS)

Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Has Contracted Covid-19 Wall Street Journal

2020

How America’s election count looks to the rest of the world Boing Boing. Resilc: “I spent hours once in Dublin trying to explain to an Irish CPA why we have shit healthcare. He could not understand why we had no national system.”

A Great Example of Better Data Visualization: This Voting Map GIF Core77 (resilc)

GOP Comes Up Short in Challenge to Nevada Ballot Count Plan Bloomberg (furzy)

Exclusive: Republicans seeking to raise at least $60 million to fund Trump legal challenges – sources Reuters

Now We Know: Trump’s 2016 Win Was No Fluke Capital Spectator

Glum U.S. House Democrats lament 2020 election losses Reuters. Resilc: “A+ Robbie Mook.”

The biggest Trump meltdown the world has ever seen is imminent. Be prepared Independent

Democracy’s Afterlife Fintan O’Toole, New York Review of Books

The Black Nebraska Lawmaker Who May Have Delivered the Presidency to Joe Biden American Prospect

Will the Democrats Ever Make Sense of This Week? New Republic

NONWHITE VOTERS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE APPEAL OF RIGHT-WING POPULISM Intercept. As Lambert said, “volatility voters”.

With Biden on the brink, Democrats rage at Trump voters for turning out Fox (Kevin W)

Hannity says Pennsylvania should hold a ‘do-over’ election Boing Boing

Will Mitch McConnell’s Senate Make America Ungovernable? New York Times. Resilc: “‘Becoming’ and ‘may make’????????????? wtf??????”

What Biden will and won’t be able to achieve on climate change MIT Technology Review (David L)

Andrew Yang tears into the Democrats for becoming a party of ‘urban coastal elites’ who have abandoned the working class and are more concerned with ‘policing cultural issues’ after their dismal results Daily Mail. Zelda: “Yang tells truth, gets shot down.”

Why Capitalism Was Destined to Come Out on Top in the 2020 Election CounterPunch.

Our Famously Free Press

Lara Marlowe: Robert Fisk, my former husband, was the finest journalist of his generation Irish Times

Facebook Can’t Seem To Do Anything About ‘Stop the Steal’ Groups Vice

McConnell and Pelosi are once again at odds over the size of a coronavirus stimulus package CNBC

US seizes $1bn in bitcoin linked to Silk Road site Guardian (resilc). Normally we say “prosecution futures” but the seizure happened after the prosecution.

The Colonization of the Ayahuasca Experience JSTOR (Micael T)

A Quick Look Under The Hood Of The October Jobs Report Heisenberg Report. Resilc: “That figure has surged over the past two months. As Bloomberg’s Katia Dmitrieva puts it, ‘one-third of the unemployed haven’t had a job since the first round of coronavirus layoffs in April.’”

How much of the stock market’s rise over the last 11 years is due to QE? Here’s an estimate MarketWatch

Class Warfare

On Election Night, Cuomo Issues New Order on NYC Evictions Curbed (J-LS)

Debt Collectors Will Soon Be Allowed To Reach You By Text Or On Facebook CBS

Antidote du jour (Tracie H):

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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