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Right here’s how a videographer reimagines Hollywood blockbusters as cat movies NPR (David L)
Why Aren’t There Extra Canines on the Physician’s Workplace? JSTOR
Find out how to Squeeze Twice as A lot Power Into Stable-State Batteries Fashionable Mechanics
Novel idea of entropy might resolve supplies design points Phys.org (Kevin W)
Our universe might have a twin that runs backward in time Dwell Science (Chuck L)
Scientists See What Individuals Image in Their Thoughts’s Eye Neuroscience (David L)
Scientists Create RNA That Evolves on Its Personal. This Might Be How Life on Earth Began ScienceAlert (Kevin W)
Most cancers Cells’ Iron Dependancy Could Be an Achilles Heel SciTech Day by day (Chuck L)
Past Psilocybin: These Mushrooms Could Supply Mind-Boosting Compounds, Too Uncover Journal (David L)
Towards ‘han’, or why Koreans are usually not outlined by unhappiness Aeon (Anthony L)
For demise charges to go up. Actually what the Quebec public well being and authorities have stated DURING the omicron wave.🤦🏻♀️😡😞
— FoodieKenobi 💭 (@FoodieKenobi) March 17, 2022
Modifications in cognitive functioning after COVID-19: A scientific assessment and meta-analysis Alzheimer’s & Dementia
What We Know In regards to the ‘Stealth’ BA.2 Omicron Variant New York Instances (Kevin W). I’m at a loss as to the right way to reconcile these statements:
The subvariant of Omicron is turning into extra frequent in the US however most likely received’t trigger one other giant spike….
It seems that these mutations pace up BA.2 by making it extra transmissible, quite than higher in a position to evade immunity. In Denmark, for instance, scientists discovered that folks contaminated with BA.2 have been considerably extra more likely to infect individuals they shared a home with than these with BA.1.
In England, researchers discovered that it took much less time on common for somebody with BA.2 to contaminate one other particular person, accelerating its unfold via communities.
Um, this was clearly coming and foretold repeatedly by scientist GM:
WOW – A number of Reinfections ⚠️
Do you even understand what this implies?
The world needs to be screaming.
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— Gabriel Hébert-Gentle™ ⓥ (@Gab_H_R) March 17, 2022
SARS-CoV-2 impacts the limbic system. The olfactory nerve communicates with the limbic system, that’s answerable for feelings & reminiscence. If the virus impacts scent, then it will possibly journey to the limbic system. Some ppl get limbic encephalitis after COVID-19, incl hallucinations 1/2 https://t.co/gxNKwAnXW8
— World Biosecurity (@Globalbiosec) March 17, 2022
Covid-19 circumstances are exploding in Asia. Right here’s what it means for the remainder of the world. Vox (David L)
Why Omicron Is So Lethal in Hong Kong New York Instances (David L)
HK runs out of coffins as Covid deaths surge Asia Instances Kevin W: “Clearly the individuals of Hong Kong have been by no means informed that the Pandemic is over. /sarc”
Why some Individuals haven’t gotten COVID but and why it’s not inevitable they ever will: Consultants ABC. OMG so now it’s express. It’s affordable to have been contaminated, versus a complete public well being fail. They actually do wish to kill us. And conflates getting vaccinated with an infection prevention, versus extreme final result prevention, gah.
Murky case for fourth doses now with FDA as safety wanes, BA.2 looms ars technica. Kevin W: “Associated article ‘Moderna seeks US permission for second COVID-19 booster shot’ at https://www.abc.web.au/information/2022-03-18/moderna-seeks-us-permission-for-second-covid-19-booster-shot/100922868”
Temperatures to spike 50 levels above regular close to North Pole Washington Put up (resilc)
Nice Barrier Reef Suffers One other Episode of Widespread Bleaching Climate (J-LS)
Race to the underside: How large enterprise took over Oregon’s first protected aquifer OPB (resilc)
Quaise’s ultra-deep geothermal drilling plans: Your questions answered New Atlas (furzy)
US to construct anti-China missile community alongside first island chain Nikkei (guurst)
New Not So Chilly Battle
That is how the world ends Gilbert Doctorow. Essential. Many nuggets, akin to who Putin’s “fifth column” remarks on the sixteenth focused.
The US arming of Ukraine and the preparations for struggle WSWS
U.S. Public Views of Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Biden’s Response Pew (resilc)
WATCH: UN Safety Council on Ukraine’s Bio Labs Consortium Information
Russia Mod: Briefing on evaluation of paperwork associated to US army and organic actions in Ukraine Saker (Kevin W)
Roaming Fees: The Ideas That Pulled the Set off CounterPunch
Ukie Battle: Blackwater Mercenary Groups Eradicated in Precision Russian Strike on Luxurious ‘Skivvy’ Resort Veterans Right this moment (Chuck L). From earlier within the week, nonetheless germane.
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Hillary Vows To Cease Importing Dossiers From Russia Babylon Bee (Li)
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Name with President Xi Jinping of the Individuals’s Republic of China White Home
President Xi Jinping Has a Video Name with US President Joe Biden Ministry of International Affairs of the Individuals’s Republic of China. Manner far more element than US model and launched nearly instantly after the decision, not like US model. I welcome reader enter, however this appears for the US to have come out on the very dangerous finish of believable outcomes. Xi upped the ante re Taiwan, telling Biden the US was answerable for loose-lipped discuss concerning Taiwan independence, with Biden reaffirmed that the US doesn’t assist. So it’s now on Biden’s desk to show these, ahem, misperceptions round. Xi additionally made it clear that China won’t intermediate among the many US, NATO, Ukraine, and Russia (which the US has at all times meant to equate to “China muscle tissue Russia to face down.”).
Xi urges US, NATO to speak with Russia, opposes indiscriminate sanctions World Instances. The failed Jake Sullivan assembly adopted by the Biden name request was clearly an escalation, and the Chinese language are in no way proud of the US refusing to take “no” as a solution. I don’t learn World Instances commonly however the tone appeared caustic. For example:
Simply hours earlier than the assembly, China, in a uncommon transfer, despatched robust alerts, stating it’ll by no means settle for US threats and coercion over the Ukraine challenge and vowing to make a powerful response if the US takes measures harming China’s legit pursuits…
China won’t ever settle for US threats and coercion, and if the US takes measures that hurt China’s legit pursuits and the pursuits of Chinese language enterprises and people, China won’t sit idly by and can make a powerful response, the official harassed, noting the US should have no illusions or miscalculations about this.
Biden’s name with Xi underscores deepening bilateral impasse Politico
Biden and Xi fail to bridge variations over Ukraine struggle Monetary Instances. Extra proof now we have misplaced our minds:
US officers didn’t supply any particulars of the potential punishment for China following the decision, or present an evaluation of whether or not Xi had already determined whether or not to assist Russia.
However Jen Psaki, White Home press secretary, stated the US had a “vary of instruments” at its disposal, together with sanctions, and that the potential western response would most likely be mentioned when Biden travels to Europe subsequent week for conferences with Nato, EU and G7 leaders.
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Excessive vitality prices set off unrest in elements of Europe Related Press
Infographic: How a lot of your nation’s fuel comes from Russia? Al Jazeera (Kevin W)
Belgium scraps plan to ditch nuclear energy RT (Kevin W)
From pasta scarcity to run on iodine capsules, panic shopping for hits Europe once more Monetary Instances
Salad, fruit, cheese and wine might run out amid provide chain chaos after P&O Ferries – which handles 15% of UK freight – stopped ships whereas farmers warn breeding livestock could possibly be slaughtered and not using a route throughout the Irish Sea Day by day Mail
P&O Ferries sparks outrage by sacking 800 staff BBC (Kevin W)
Eire’s custom of Neutrality is borne out of an unwillingness to kill + be killed in Imperialist Wars that don’t have anything to do with our individuals + all the things to do with the pursuits of the elites making the most of Arms, Fossil Gasoline + Finance Industries – We like Peace not Battle… pic.twitter.com/nc8w2jsW8x
— Mick Wallace (@wallacemick) March 11, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
Declassified Docs Present CIA Used Prisoner as a Torture Coaching Prop Antiwar
Hunter Biden scandal: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC utterly keep away from NYT report verifying laptop computer emails from 2020 MSN (TF)
EXCLUSIVE: Senator Ron Johnson leads Republicans asking when the ‘corrupt’ media, Twitter and Fb might be held to account for taking a YEAR to ‘acknowledge’ the Hunter Biden laptop computer story after dismissing it as faux Day by day Mail
California plan would give $100m to Indigenous leaders to purchase ancestral lands Guardian (David L)
Police State Watch
LMPD Coaching Supplies Portrayed Police As Avengers Who Carry Out God’s Wrath LEO Weekly (Dr. Kevin)
Our Famously Free Press
Western freedom of expression is extra scandalous day by day than yesterday
After blocking Russian networks within the West, YouTube is now eradicating crucial remarks within the American media pic.twitter.com/IcqT23ouD4
— Spriter (@spriter99880) March 17, 2022
Most medical assortment debt is about to fall off of shopper credit score studies NBC
Toyota, main chip provider droop manufacturing attributable to earthquake in Japan CNBC (resilc)
Contained in the Nickel Market Failure: Large Trades the Change Didn’t See Wall Road Journal
Worldwide Power Company Says Nations Ought to Preserve Gasoline as World Power Disaster Looms New York Instances. Resilc: “Too humorous. Yeh, and put on a masks.”
IEA requires driving restrictions and air journey curbs to scale back oil demand Monetary Instances. Wowsers.
SEC takes its finger out of the dike with investigation of Large 4 auditors’ conflicts Francine McKenna
A NHTSA spox informed me that pedestrian crashworthiness assessments will come later this yr. However why wait, once they’re so urgently wanted? I did not get a solution.
For now, a minimum of, carmakers have the inexperienced mild to maintain designing taller, heavier fashions.https://t.co/TSuyrlFXjF
— David Zipper (@DavidZipper) March 18, 2022
1,000,000 new millionaires have been created in U.S. final yr, and the richest obtained richer, report says CNBC
Antidote du jour. Alison L’s Daisy:
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here