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The surprisingly difficult physics of why cats at all times land on their ft ars technica (David L)

Big Set of Dinosaur Tracks in Alaska Is So Massive It’s Referred to as ‘The Coliseum’ ScienceAlert (furzy)

The true-life Mowglis: Women and men who have been raised by animals… from a wolf pack to a troop of monkeys Day by day Mail

NASA telescope spots cosmic query mark in deep area CNN (ma)

Complexity Principle’s 50-12 months Journey to the Limits of Information Quanta (David L)

The Rise And Fall Of The Would-Be Superconductor That Transfixed The Web Forbes (Kevin W)

Polymer nanoparticles ship mRNA to the lung for mucosal vaccination Science (ma)

Gesture is a uniquely highly effective instrument. Right here’s tips on how to take advantage of it New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)

Inspecting how breast dimension impacts girls’s attitudes to train MedicalXPress (Dr. Kevin)

WHO Aspartame Security Panel Linked To Alleged Coca-Cola Entrance Group Guardian

Neuroscientists efficiently take a look at concept that forgetting is definitely a type of studying Trinity Faculty Dublin (Dr. Kevin)


New Covid variant BA.2.86 with greater than 30 mutations detected in London inflicting concern amongst scientist Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

Well being officers warn of latest, extremely mutated COVID pressure BA.2.86 Seattle Occasions (furzy)

Local weather/Setting

Tracing the destruction from Maui’s lethal fires ABC Australia. Kevin W: “Try the earlier than/After pictures.”

President Joe Biden hasn’t launched a Maui fireplace investigation. Right here’s why. Politico


International Inventory Managers on Guard as China Ache Set to Unfold Bloomberg

China’s Fertility Price Drops To Report Low Reuters

Degrowing China—By Collapse, Redistribution, or Planning? Month-to-month Assessment (Anthony L). Necessary.

China launches navy drills round Taiwan as US wraps up landmark summit with South Korea and Japan CNN

Biden to signal strategic partnership cope with Vietnam in newest bid to counter China within the area Politico


West African bloc says day set for doable navy intervention in Niger Anadolu Company

Niger: West African navy pressure ‘able to go’ DW. Lead story.

Financial institution of Eire not sure when providers will likely be restored Irish Examiner (BC). From a couple of days in the past, however noteworthy that it occurred.

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Netherlands says US has authorized supply of F-16s to Ukraine Aljazeera (Li)

Lukashenko; 250K reserves, Russia south, Poland west. WaPo, grim UKR outcomes. Blinken Pakistan. Alex Christaforu, YouTube. Notice the opening part, the place Christaforu discusses an interview with Lukashenko at some size.

Ukraine battle: US permits switch of Danish and Dutch F-16 battle planes to Kyiv BBC. Kevin W: “And to interchange them, the danish and the Dutch must buy rather more costly F-35s.”

Main Russian OFFENSIVE on Strategic KUPYANSK HistoryLegends, YouTube. From a few days in the past, however entertaining and informative on techniques and Russian choices as its marketing campaign in Kharkiv progresses.

EU hits gasoline storage goal earlier than November deadline Monetary Occasions

It is sort of a focus camp’: The forgotten disaster on Europe’s doorstep Defend Democracy. Nagorno-Karabakh.


Afghans fled for a greater future however 2 years later, it’s a dream for many Aljazeera (ma)

U.S. Sanctions Syrian ‘Reasonable Rebels’ It Had Beforehand Armed Moon of Alabama (Kevin W). “To be America’s good friend is deadly.”

Imperial Collapse Watch

California’s Weapons of Math Destruction Wall Road Journal. BC: “That is madness.”

The Decline of America’s Navy Displays the Total Decline of America Itself Brian Berletic, YouTube

The Horrors of Ukraine and Maui Made Doable by Authorities incompetence Larry Johnson (Anthony L)


Georgia Indicts Tens of millions Of Voters For Conspiring To Elect Trump Babylon Bee (Li)

Trump’s indictments and the perils of ‘twin sovereignty’ Monetary Occasions (BC)


Joe Rogan claims Democrats are leaking scandals about Joe Biden on PURPOSE to attempt to eliminate 80 year-old president earlier than 2024 election Day by day Mail (Li). Readers have been speculating alongside these traces for some time…

Midwestern cities turn into transgender well being sanctuaries amid GOP legislative threats The Hill

Our No Longer Free Press

YouTube, Censorship, and the American Manner of Life Scott Ritter (Micael T)


AI-Generated Artwork Lacks Copyright Safety, D.C. Courtroom Says Bloomberg (David L)

The sceptical case on generative AI Monetary Occasions (David L)

The darkish secret behind these cute AI-generated animal pictures MIT Expertise Assessment (furzy)

Microsoft pulls AI-written article telling vacationers to go to the Ottawa Meals Financial institution The Verge (Dr. Kevin)


Shoppers’ Views on the Current Actions in Inflation Liberty Road Economics. UserFriendly: “I really like how expectations are so necessary for customers’ magical capacity to manage inflation however widespread publicity of greedflation couldn’t have performed a job in CEO’s dialing it down.”

No, the Federal Reserve Hasn’t Introduced Inflation Down Jacobin

A Massive Well being Insurer Is Ripping Up the Playbook on Drug Pricing Wall Road Journal. At greatest, Godzilla v. Mothra. Article hides the ball by implying that Mark Cuban’s Price Plus Drug Firm will fill scrips, when Price Plus has solely generic medicine, after which removed from all (I take hardly any meds and one in all my generics shouldn’t be accessible there). So this will likely be largely an Amazon enterprise.

Pension funds of their greatest form since simply earlier than the final two stock-market crashes MarketWatch (ma). In some way the implication of the headline appears misplaced on the writers…

Loading the DICE Towards Pensions CarbonTracker (Micael T)

The Bezzle

‘Don’t You Keep in mind Me?’ The Crypto Hell on the Different Facet of a Spam Textual content Bloomberg

Class Warfare

Meta threatens to fireplace staff for return-to-office infractions in leaked memo SFGate (Kevin W)

All-out propaganda blitz by Teamsters bureaucrats in ultimate days of UPS vote WSWS

Antidote du jour (Duncan H):

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