A stunning composite of 90,000 images reveals the sun’s hidden atmosphere Colossal
The European Court will hear the first climate cases against France and Switzerland France 24
As US pushes for ‘climate-smart’ agriculture, hopes and fears collide The new Lede
More cracks in skyscrapers as Salesforce East has second broken window incident in a week SFist
Winter Rains Cause California Mushroom Boom Smithsonian
MPXV and SARS-CoV-2 in the air of nightclubs in Spain The Lancet. Airborne monkeypox, huh? Without surprise. From 2022.
WHO launches development of global infodemic management program WHO. Start here:
DO: #COVID19 is NOT in flight.
THE #corona virus is transmitted mainly through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.
To protect yourself:
– keep 1m distance from others
-frequently disinfect surfaces
-wash/scrub your 👐
-avoid touching your 👀👃👄 pic.twitter.com/fpkcpHAJx7
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 28, 2020
Yes, it is still in place!
Alibaba to split into six groups and explore IPOs breaking with the Jack Ma era WSJ. Looks like Alibaba really was a conglomerate. Memory? Amazon?
China will stay open ‘no matter what’, Premier Li Qiang tells global CEOs amid ‘first-class business environment’ South China Morning Post. TIN.
China spent $240 billion to bail out ‘Belt & Road’ countries: study Channel News Asia
Vietnam’s robusta: the essential coffee bean in a warmer world? Channel News Asia
Coronavirus: Why are COVID-19 cases suddenly increasing so rapidly? India time
Arcturus (XBB.1.16): 400% increase in deaths, 205% increase in cases in India. Extends to 10 US states and 14 countries. TACT (NL).
Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification proves the law fell into the wrong hands Thread. The Bridge: “It seems like a hydra-headed ecosystem is working 24/7 to erode the spirit of constitutional democracy by dishonestly using existing laws and procedures.”
The US-backed Color Revolution in Israel has just reached crisis proportions Newsletter by Andrew Korybko (MT). Fun so true. In the meantime:
It’s a strange limbo. Despite the drama, announcements and headlines, Netanyahu never wrote the letter that sets off a 48-hour clock to fire Galant. He didn’t do it on Sunday night and he hasn’t done it yet. pic.twitter.com/bWh7KC36wr
— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) March 29, 2023
Political crisis, democracy, colonization The new Arabic
Dear old Blighty
Humza Yousaf’s efforts to heal the divided party in disarray The Herald. The new Scottish Prime Minister.
Heathrow strike forces cancellation of BA Easter flights BBC
Workers’ strikes lead to chaos in the German transport system FT
German Chancellor reports major progress in coalition talks Andalusian Agency
New not so cold war
Pentagon chief: Ukraine has a “very good chance” of succeeding in its counter-offensive in the spring Ukrainian Pravda. “There will be growth in the spring!”
Ukrainian War: Germany sends long-awaited Leopard tanks BBC
EU allies question Estonia’s exceptional arms refund to Ukraine Policy. “They send their waste to Ukraine and buy new equipment for themselves, financed with EU money,” a second EU diplomat said of Estonia. Estonians are not stupid!
Ukraine’s humble cardboard drones are a masterclass in stealth Popular mechanics
How American Trainers Helped Ukraine Reinvent Its Doctrine Defense News
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Moscow denounces the American rules-based order in Europe India Punchline (Rev Kev).
There is still a place for neutrality in Ukraine Policy
State Department proposes mixed tribunal to try Russian leaders NYT
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Grain glut in Ukraine hits agribusiness in neighboring countries FT
South of the border
Exclusive: US plans ultimatum in Mexico energy dispute, raising threat of tariffs Reuters
Think tank: over 7% of remittances could be linked to organized crime Mexico Daily News
Lawsuit claims Maine’s school curriculum discriminates against religious schools FOX. Of course, we would fund madrassas. Why the hell not?
A major global sell-off last week was likely triggered by a single Deutsche Bank credit default swap trade Business Intern
Confidence in tomorrow – the evolution of underwriting Hellenic Shipping News
Our famous free press
The IRS makes a strange home visit to Matt Taibbi WSJ
Imagine if all civil servants were questioned by journalists like this Caitlin’s newsletter
Accuracy and social motivations shape judgments about (mis)information Nature
Deepfakes will strengthen the establishment Newsletter from Richard Hanania
“We’re super, super fucked”: Meet the man trying to stop an AI apocalypse Thames
The age of AI has begun Bill Gates, Notes Gates. Awesome.
US Case Against Binance Reveals One Of Crypto’s Worst-Kept Secrets CNN
FTX Founder Bankman-Fried Accused of Paying $40M Bribe SCS
Weight-stuffed walleye cheaters are granted plea deal by Ohio prosecutors Field and flow
What Elizabeth Warren, Larry Summers and Paul Krugman all got wrong about SVB James K. Galbraith, The Nation (NL). “As a bank catering primarily to small and medium start-ups and some high net worth individuals, SVB’s deposit base was unstable. Why did he fail when he did? The destabilizing factor was the Federal Reserve.” As Yves said.
Sugar-based teabag-like implant successfully manages type 1 diabetes The New Atlas
Crucial decision: what to look for Augusta National’s longest 13 (excerpt) The Quadrilateral
Academic paper seeks professors who ‘talk, act and dress’ to connect with minority students FOX
But when Quinn the Eskimo arrives All the pigeons will run to him (Re Silc):
Fain calls it “new day in the UAW” on the first day of the convention free press but UAW President Promises New Day, But Key Union Democracy Provisions Rejected – University of Michigan to Strike payroll report
Workers of color accounted for 100% of union growth in 2022 payroll report
To Crush Unions, Starbucks Targets Employee Communications The lever
What would happen if everyone stopped paying their student debt? Marketplace
MTA announces new minimum income requirements for subway travel onion
Artificial “meat” contains about 50-100 ingredients compared to 4-5 for hummus
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) March 24, 2023
What about bugs?
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