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Bees may feel pain Science
How Do Fireflies Flash in Sync? Studies Suggest a New Answer Quanta. Attention-grabbing! This photograph is so stunning I need to run it:
(Credit score: Jason Gambone Photography)
How oil companies endlessly avoid cleanup costs Excessive Nation Information
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Vultures Prevent Tens of Millions of Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Each Year Scientific American
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In the meantime, on the World Financial institution:
🌎🔥 Right now I requested World Financial institution president @DavidMalpassWBG if he believed within the scientific consensus that the person made burning of fossil fuels is quickly and dangerously warming the planet.
“I’m not a scientist,” he mentioned.
Right here’s a thread concerning the outstanding trade. 🧵 1/ pic.twitter.com/t0nQheybzi
— David Gelles (@dgelles) September 20, 2022
Three myths about COVID-19 — and the biggest challenge that lies ahead ABC. “As an immunologist with 4 many years of analysis on antibodies below my belt, I at all times felt like I had a reasonably good deal with on COVID-19. However once I caught the virus in Could, my hubris rapidly become humility.” Properly price a learn.
China and United Arab Emirates agree on joint lunar rover mission South China Morning Submit
The SCO’s Clumsy Push to Disrupt the World Order Walter Russell Mead, WSJ
The End of Kleptocracy in Malaysia? Middle for Worldwide and Stategic Research
And now our queue is ended:
i’ve been taking some notes pic.twitter.com/AHRF8OO8zf
— thomas 🍌 (@perfectsweeties) September 19, 2022
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Leicester shows Hindu nationalism is no longer confined to India The New Statesman
Putin’s Energy War Is Crushing Europe Overseas Coverage. Makes you marvel “Why now?” on partial mobilization.
Szijjarto: Brussels position on Ukraine war not shared by most countries The Budapest Occasions
New Not So Chilly Warfare
Ukraine Live Updates: Putin Calls Up More Troops as His War Effort Falters NYT. I’m not seeing the extent of aghastitude and hysteria I’d anticipate from the announcement of a Russian mobilization, even a partial one. Maybe the press and the intelligence group — sorry for the redundancy — have been wrong-footed not directly?
Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, makes nuclear threat Politico. The headline is misleading; “all assets at our disposal” contains hypersonic weapons, which aren’t nuclear.
Vladimir Putin Mobilises More Troops for Ukraine, Says West Wants to Destroy Russia The Wire and Putin Escalates Ukraine War; Announces Partial Mobilization Before Pro-Russia Referendums Republic World. “This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed; solely the picture & headline could have been reworked by www.republicworld.com.” Hmm.
On The Upcoming Putin Speech And Announcements Moon of Alabama. Pre-speech, however some attention-grabbing speculations.
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AMLO defends his peace proposal after Ukrainian criticism Mexico Information Each day
Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid team says it’s more complicated. Politico. “When the White Home reviewed a transcript of [Biden’s] feedback after the interview, which was taped earlier within the week, it didn’t alert its Covid crew — leaving the administration and not using a coordinated response for the speedy aftermath.” West Wing Mind Fog?
Stoller live-blogging Kahn’s testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Khan: “There was an issue of corporations taking FTC orders as ideas.”
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 20, 2022
Judge signs off on UnitedHealth-Change deal, rejects DOJ challenge Becker’s Hospital Overview (Otis B Driftwood). Commentary:
The United Healthcare-Change merger trial is little observed, nevertheless it’s vital to dam it to guard unbiased pharmacies and rural well being. Matt Seiler of the Nationwide Neighborhood Pharmacists Affiliation and I wrote this piece on the menace. https://t.co/c7mnO2Uu4a
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 1, 2022
America’s Open Wound Ed Snowden, Persevering with Ed. Properly price a learn.
Large Brother Is Watching You
Tracked: How colleges use AI to monitor student protests Dallas Morning Information
Shipping: liners swimming in money but supply chains sinking Hellenic Transport Information
Video: Two Massive Fires Hit Refinery Complex in Venezuela Maritime Govt. Odd.
Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming Professional Publica
Imperial Collapse Watch
Toward a Phenomenology of the U.S. Alliance System: Boon or a Scourge on America’s National Interest? Institute for Peace and Diplomacy
Deal averting railroad strike has potential to fall apart The HIll. Since there’s no contract, there’s nothing to vote on, therefore no “deal.” Clearly, the Democrats, union directors on the nationwide degree, and the railroads deem finished a backroom deal between elite gamers, erasing the function of staff completely, however that’s not the way it works, even right this moment.
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison (reveiw) Rational Reflections. Hagiography for the inventor of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Be aware the function of personal fairness at Illinois Central.
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GEICO Tells Workers They Have ‘Right to Contact Police’ If Union Organizers Visit Their House Vice. Asking for anyone to get whacked, similar to any 911 name.
The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Inconceivable Analysis
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