Tag: Links

Links 1/20/19

How much can forests fight climate change? Nature Ancient Earth saw a huge spike in meteor impacts. It may be ongoing. National Geographic BlackRock accidentally posted spreadsheets full of information on thousands of financial advisors that use its ETFs, calling some ‘dabblers’ and others ‘power users’ Business Insider. BlackRock should fit right in at CalPERS, […]

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Links 1/19/19

Australia swelters in record temperatures with warmest ever night New Scientist (David L) Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s young men out of their rooms BBC Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists RT (chuck419) Why Is All of New Zealand Obsessed With This Drunken, Littering, Rowdy Tourist Family? Slate (Lance N). This account makes […]

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Links 1/18/19

Dear patient readers, Again, abject apologies, but as we explain in a post that is already up, we are cancelling our NYC meetup that had been set for this Friday, the 18th. However, Some readers said they will still go to the venue, Slainte, at 304 Bowery, informally, starting at 5:00 PM. Normally I would […]

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Links 1/17/19

Delivery Man Spots Strange Black Pile In Middle Of Snowstorm The Dodo (David L) Future of coffee in doubt as 60 per cent of plants now at risk of extinction Telegraph (David L) Key West Moves To Ban Sunscreens That Could Damage Reefs Miami Herald Watch: Massive, Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine […]

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Links 1/16/19

Dear patient readers, So so sorry, but as we explain in a post that is already up, we announced that cancelling our NYC meetup that had been set for this Friday, the 18th. Some readers said they will still go to the venue, Slainte, at 304 Bowery, informally. Normally I would come out, but I […]

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Links 1/15/19

Dear patient readers, So so sorry, but as we explain in a post that is already up, we are cancelling our NYC meetup that had been set for this Friday, the 18th. I hate to belabor the issue, but I want to make sure that no one who saw the earlier notices winds up turning […]

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Links 1/14/19

We found lapis lazuli hidden in ancient teeth – revealing the forgotten role of women in medieval arts The Conversation Maintaining a competitive hedge WaPo American Phone Companies Are Literally Letting Their Networks Fall Apart Motherboard In this town, it’s illegal to grow vegetables in your front yard TreeHugger German regulator saddles Deutsche Bank with […]

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Links 1/12/19

New orca calf spotted among Puget Sound’s critically endangered killer whales Seattle Times (furzy) Former Senator wants Congress to listen to UFO reports Futurism (David L) Researchers may have witnessed the birth of a black hole Endgadget (Kevin W) There’s a Tiny Plastic Enemy Threatening the Planet’s Oceans Bloomberg (David L) The Era Of Easy […]

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Links 1/11/19

Patient readers, Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts. She had a business dinner last night, which was productive and informative, but she hasn’t been feeling so hot and it took all of what she had to perform. –lambert How fast are the oceans warming? Science Here Are the Finance Firms Cutting Jobs Amid […]

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Links 1/10/19

Dear patient readers, I got a nice surprise in my inbox yesterday. Recall I posted about penny-ante grifting by Cigna, in the form of dragging out payment on a not-very-large claim, in the likely hope that I’d give up, and then disappearing one of the four items in it. I got an e-mail from New […]

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Links 1/9/19

Some say they’re pests, but opossums can be helpful Bangor Daily News. Opposums eat ticks! Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex Quanta U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed NYT. “‘The big takeaway for me is that we haven’t yet successfully decoupled U.S. emissions growth from economic growth,’ said […]

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Links 1/8/19

Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release Guardian Monarch Butterfly Numbers Plummet 86 Percent In California USAToday “Black Mirror” isn’t just predicting the future—it’s causing it Quartz (Chuck L) Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second Guardian This GIF shows how far the 100th Meridian has shifted since […]

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Links 1/7/19

How cattle can help save the birds of the Great Plains National Geographic Wettest-Year Records for 2018, Take Two Weather Underground 23AndMe’s Pharma Deals Have Been the Plan All Along Wired (DK). What a Student Loan ‘Bubble’ Bursting Might Look Like Vice Brexit Lorries to park at Manston airport this morning in test of post-Brexit […]

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Links 1/6/19

Leopards neglected due to focus on more ‘iconic’ animals Daily Telegraph Pliocene and Eocene provide best analogs for near-future climates PNAS (abstract only). “Geologically novel climates.” A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely The Atlantic The recovery is alive and well. How much longer will it be? WaPo Banks’ Emerging-Market Boom Leaves a […]

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Links 1/5/19

Oh-ho! Elephant tusk trinkets in Cambodia are actually woolly mammoth! PhysOrg (Lance N) AI-Equipped Cameras Will Help Spot Wildlife Poachers Before They Can Kill The Verge Once considered outlandish, the idea that plants help their relatives is taking root AAAS (Dr. Kevin) Data mining adds evidence that war is baked into the structure of society […]

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Links 1/4/19

UK scientists test breathalyser for detecting early cancers Guardian The legacy of 1979 continues to play a crucial role in 2019 Scroll.in The periodic table is 150 – but it could have looked very different The Conversation After the fires, solar power advocates seek greater role in California electric grid San Francisco Chronicle U.S. judge […]

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Links 1/3/19

Is habitat restoration actually killing plants in the California wildlands? PhysOrg (Robert M) One Species Loves Our Climate-Wrecking Ways: Fire Ants! Wired (David L) Ancient Turing Pattern Builds Feathers, Hair — and Now, Shark Skin Quanta (David L) What Is Emergence? Quanta Magazine (David L) Driverless cars must navigate human foibles Financial Times The periodic […]

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Links 1/2/19

Nation’s coal consumption in 2018 expected to be lowest since 1979 Casper Star-Tribune Keeping watch, pipeline protesters brave cold nights on Burnaby Mountain Burnaby Now (MR). Uber and Lyft’s valuations expose the gig economy to scrutiny FT. “Uber and Lyft customers are heavily subsidised by investors: both companies are still losing money. And while IPOs […]

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Links 1/1/19

The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles Ars Technica Rise of carbon dioxide–absorbing mountains in tropics may set thermostat for global climate Science The Top Ten Weather and Climate Events of 2018 Weather Underground Electricity Use Was Up Last Year, But Why? Bloomberg Lessons from history on the dangers of blind […]

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