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Earth’s ant inhabitants of 20 quadrillion outnumbers people by 2.5 million occasions, research finds NBC
Bees could really feel ache Science
How Do Fireflies Flash in Sync? Research Recommend a New Reply Quanta. Attention-grabbing! This photograph is so lovely I need to run it:
(Credit score: Jason Gambone Pictures)
Personal fairness could change into a ‘pyramid scheme’, warns Danish pension fund FT
Shell’s Inside Emails Present Simply How Cynical Oil Firms’ Emissions Guarantees Are The New Republic
How oil corporations endlessly keep away from cleanup prices Excessive Nation Information
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Clearing Air pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Growing older — And Might Minimize the Danger of Dementia KHN
The US Is Measuring Excessive Warmth Incorrect Wired
How a Quebec Lithium Mine Might Assist Make Electrical Automobiles Reasonably priced NYT
Vultures Stop Tens of Thousands and thousands of Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Every Yr Scientific American
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In the meantime, on the World Financial institution:
🌎🔥 As we speak 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 change. 🧵 1/ pic.twitter.com/t0nQheybzi
— David Gelles (@dgelles) September 20, 2022
Jackson, Mississippi, residents sue officers over water disaster ABC
Three myths about COVID-19 — and the most important problem that lies forward ABC. “As an immunologist with 4 a long time of analysis on antibodies beneath 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 Might, my hubris shortly changed into humility.” Nicely value a learn.
China’s excessive climate challenges scientists attempting to review it Nature
China and United Arab Emirates agree on joint lunar rover mission South China Morning Submit
Shanghai Cooperation Group assembly in Samarkand: first conclusions Gilbert Doctorow
The SCO’s Clumsy Push to Disrupt the World Order Walter Russell Mead, WSJ
Witnesses: Myanmar air assault kills 13, together with 7 kids AP
The Finish of Kleptocracy in Malaysia? Heart for Worldwide and Stategic Research
How the Pandemic Exacerbated Id-Primarily based Discrimination in India’s Labour Market The Wire
How Israeli media reported a ‘lynching’ that by no means occurred +972
Israeli Forces Intentionally Killed Palestinian American Journalist, Report Present The Intercept
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 reveals Hindu nationalism is now not confined to India The New Statesman
Putin’s Power Conflict Is Crushing Europe Overseas Coverage. Makes you surprise “Why now?” on partial mobilization.
In Germany, vitality worth shock triggers fears of insolvency wave Reuters
Szijjarto: Brussels place on Ukraine warfare not shared by most international locations The Budapest Occasions
New Not So Chilly Conflict
Ukraine Stay Updates: Putin Calls Up Extra Troops as His Conflict Effort Falters NYT. I’m not seeing the extent of aghastitude and hysteria I’d count on from the announcement of a Russian mobilization, even a partial one. Maybe the press and the intelligence neighborhood — sorry for the redundancy — have been wrong-footed ultimately?
Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, makes nuclear risk Politico. The headline is misleading; “all sources at our disposal” contains hypersonic weapons, which aren’t nuclear.
Vladimir Putin Mobilises Extra Troops for Ukraine, Says West Needs to Destroy Russia The Wire and Putin Escalates Ukraine Conflict; Publicizes Partial Mobilization Earlier than Professional-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 Bulletins Moon of Alabama. Pre-speech, however some fascinating speculations.
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AMLO defends his peace proposal after Ukrainian criticism Mexico Information Day by day
Brazil’s Bolsonaro requires negotiations to finish Ukraine warfare AP
Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid staff says it’s extra difficult. 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 staff — leaving the administration with no coordinated response for the instant 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 options.”
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 20, 2022
Decide indicators off on UnitedHealth-Change deal, rejects DOJ problem Becker’s Hospital Assessment (Otis B Driftwood). Commentary:
The United Healthcare-Change merger trial is little observed, but it surely’s important to dam it to guard unbiased pharmacies and rural well being. Matt Seiler of the Nationwide Group Pharmacists Affiliation and I wrote this piece on the risk. https://t.co/c7mnO2Uu4a
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) September 1, 2022
America’s Open Wound Ed Snowden, Persevering with Ed. Nicely value a learn.
Secret Paperwork Have Uncovered the CIA’s Julian Assange Obsession Jacobin
Huge Brother Is Watching You
MTA to put in 2 surveillance cameras on each subway automobile Gothamist
Tracked: How faculties use AI to observe pupil protests Dallas Morning Information
Delivery: liners swimming in cash however provide chains sinking Hellenic Delivery Information
Video: Two Large Fires Hit Refinery Complicated in Venezuela Maritime Govt. Odd.
Human Trafficking’s Latest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming Professional Publica
Imperial Collapse Watch
Towards a Phenomenology of the U.S. Alliance System: Boon or a Scourge on America’s Nationwide Curiosity? Institute for Peace and Diplomacy
US is changing into a ‘creating nation’ on international rankings that measure democracy, inequality The Dialog
Nation’s subject grades start annual fiscal 12 months migration away from meals Duffel Weblog
Deal averting railroad strike has potential to collapse The HIll. Since there’s no contract, there’s nothing to vote on, therefore no “deal.” Clearly, the Democrats, union directors on the nationwide stage, and the railroads deem accomplished a backroom deal between elite gamers, erasing the function of employees completely, however that’s not the way it works, even at the moment.
Recent UK rail strikes to hit Tory convention FT
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of 4-Time CEO Hunter Harrison (reveiw) Rational Reflections. Hagiography for the inventor of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Word the function of personal fairness at Illinois Central.
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GEICO Tells Staff They Have ‘Proper to Contact Police’ If Union Organizers Go to Their Home Vice. Asking for someone to get whacked, identical to any 911 name.
The thirty second First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Unbelievable Analysis
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