Tag: Links

Links 3/19/19

Alan Krueger, prominent Princeton economist, passes away Princeton (Scott). ‘He had a perpetual smile – even when he was correcting you’: Obama leads the tributes to his chief economist, who also advised Bill Clinton, after he takes his own life aged 58 Daily Mail. Lead story in US edition. Lots of Twitter tributes. Child refugee […]

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Links 3/18/19

Stonehenge-like monuments were home to giant pig feasts. Now, we know who was on the guest list Science What’s the cost (in fish) between 1.5 and 3 degrees of warming? Anthropocene Home Of Strategic Command And Some Of The USAF’s Most Prized Aircraft Is Flooding (Updated) The Drive Radical plan to artificially cool Earth’s climate […]

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Links 3/17/19

He couldn’t hack it as a drug-sniffing dog. Now he’s conservation’s best friend CNN. Good dog! 11-foot wall of water: One dam breaks, three counties suffer Lincoln Journal-Star Severe Flooding Omaha to Southern Wisconsin – 50s Possible Late Next Week Star Tribune. Lots of charts and maps. Here is a National Weather Service map. Insurance […]

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Links 3/16/19

Dear patient readers, In case you missed our note yesterday, one of the two key members of our moderation team is hospitalized and unlikely to be back in the saddle for at least two weeks. Please send her your best wishes for a recovery. In the meantime, Lambert and I will do what we can […]

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Links 3/15/19

Dear patient readers, One of the two key members of our moderation team is hospitalized and unlikely to be back in the saddle for at least two weeks. Please send her your best wishes for a recovery. In the meantime, Lambert and I will do what we can to take up the slack, but please […]

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Links 3/14/19

Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on French farm BBC (Dr. Kevin) These states want you to eat more roadkill Popular Science (resilc) A ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Is Thwacking The Central U.S. NPR (David L) Scientists ‘reverse time’ with quantum computer in breakthrough study Independent (David L) Sensors go undercover to outsmart the brain Harvard […]

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Links 3/13/19

Life’s a ball in Vienna as city tops world rankings for 10th year France24.com WWWorries? Inventor of Web laments coming-of-age woes AP Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year Next City (martha r) Montana just endured one of the nation’s most exceptional cold spells on record Laredo Morning Times This […]

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Links 3/12/19

Human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity Science What We Owe a Rabbit NYRB. Kant v. Mill. Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Press-Herald ASIC accuses banks of dragging feet on fees-for-no-service response ABC Australia. “The scandal included customers being charged ongoing fees by financial advisers — despite not even receiving a […]

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Links 3/11/19

California’s second ‘super bloom’ in two years transformed a desert into a wildflower wonderland USA Today Quirky election trends from around the world Economic Times EU will soon require US visitors to apply for visa-like travel pass NY Post Testers look into security of car alarms Tech Explore (chuck l) John Lanchester’s Fiction Tells the […]

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Links 3/10/19

Hungry 20-tonne whale mistook diver for a sardine and tried to swallow him Metro.co.uk Make time to watch the amazing video. Martin Shkreli “Didn’t” Call The WSJ From Prison To Remind Everyone That He Is Still Doing Crimes Dealbreaker Physicists are decoding math-y secrets of knitting to make bespoke materials Ars Technica Levi’s now blending […]

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Links 3/9/19

Labradors rescued after two days stuck in Auckland swampland: ‘We’ve been completely beside ourselves’ New Zealand Herald This butterfly’s wings are transparently toxic Popular Photography (David L) Barking drones used on farms instead of sheep dogs Radio New Zealand (resilc) 🙁 Scientists Might Finally Know Why Some Icebergs Are Bright Green Gizmodo (Kevin W). They’re […]

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Links 3/8/19

Don’t Sell Out the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Companies Audobon Society (guurst). Please consider signing. Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading MIT Technology Review (Robert R) Encouragement Without Education Backfires On Recycling Efforts Gizmodo. Someone on my floor is horrible about recycling. Puts non-recyclable stuff in bins and also […]

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Links 3/7/19

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study Agence France-Presse Hero Pilot Orders Pizza For Stranded Plane Passengers Grub Street (J-LS) Our planet just set a scary new carbon dioxide record Grist Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research Guardian (David L) Jibo, the $899 ‘Social Robot’, Tells Owners in Farewell Address […]

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Links 3/6/19

See a salamander grow from a single cell National Geographic (guurst) The Universe’s Ultimate Complexity Revealed by Simple Quantum Games Quanta (David L) Study: Nuking Asteroids Into Smithereens Harder Than Previously Thought Sputnik (Kevin W) ‘We cannot swim, we cannot eat’: Solomon Islands struggle with nation’s worst oil spill Guardian (David L) Record-breaking device uses […]

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Links 3/5/19

London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope Reuters MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms CNN (original). n = 657,461. The Bering Strait should be covered in ice, but it’s nearly all gone Mashable WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People Buzzfeed Will $14.5 billion plug GE’s long-term care […]

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Links 3/4/19

Parrots ‘hooked on opium’ wreak havoc on Indian farmers’ crops Independent (Re Silc). The allure of financial tricks is fading FT Quadriga Crypto Mystery Deepens With ‘Cold Wallets’ Found Empty Bloomberg. I’m not sure it’s so much of a mystery…. Why Crypto Companies Still Can’t Open Checking Accounts Bloomberg. See above? The Indy Explains: Can […]

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Links 3/3/19

The Weirdly Quiet Sun May Get Even Quieter (and BTW, Earth Is Still Warming) Weather Underground Ancient plants escaped the end-Permian mass extinction Nature The woodsman who’s revealing the secret lives of trees Handelsblatt Building Habitat for Pollinators Means Bigger, Better Fruit Anthropocene Warming oceans are hurting seafood supply—and things are getting worse Science Youth […]

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Links 3/2/19

No thefts reported after Kingston grocery store accidentally left open Family Day Global News Climate Change Is Here—and It Looks Like Starvation The Nation Opinion: Investors should no longer bet on Warren Buffett MarketWatch. If CalPERS runs true to form, they will have adopted “Buffet-ism” exactly at the moment when it has run its course. […]

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Links 3/1/19

Dear patient readers, There has been an upsurge of readers using the term “ad hominem” and treating it as a cudgel. “Ad hominem” does not mean being caustic about crappy reasoning or dubious evidence. An ad hominem attack is when the personal assault is a premise of the argument, like calling Sanders supporters Bernie Bros […]

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Links 2/28/19

Why African elephants appear wrinkled National Geographic A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches The Atlantic. Plastics. MMT Is Already Helping Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Jacobin. Another response to Henwood. An Interview with the Chairman: Taxes, Spending, Deficits, Inflation: The Workings of Federal Finance Mosler Economics Other People’s Blood n+1. On Paul Volcker. Amazon abandons […]

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