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Fake News Kills World!
Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was used for decades mainly to attack climate science. Richard Milne busts those climate myths and explores the ne...
Jair Bolsonaro wants to deforest the Amazon – what powers does the UN have to stop him? — The Conversation UK
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says It’s Ready for Brain Surgery
The startup just unveiled its plan to implant paralyzed patients with electrodes that’ll let them work computers with their minds. First, it’ll have to move beyond mice.
Mumble Rap Fan Shocked to Learn He’s Been Listening to German News Radio
The Hard Times
A mumble rap fan discovered he was enjoying a live stream of a German news radio station rather than a dynamic new artist redefining the genre.
Wright Brothers National Memorial Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Lunar Landing : Coastwatch Currents
Édouard André. Horticulturalist. Andean adventurer | The Urban Fuchsia + Blog
Fuchsias in the City
A garden blog on fuchsias, plants, horticulture, gardening, gardens, nature, travel, the environment, and botany.
Singer Grimes kicks off Adidas campaign with a post about her 'training regime,' which she says includes deprivation tanks, astro-gliding to other dimensions, and experimental surgery to remove the top film of her eye
Grimes, a singer and songwriter known for her high-profile romance with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is starring in Adidas' latest campaign.
Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment | West Nile Virus | CDC
Information on West Nile Virus. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The USA Today tweeted link isn't working, so here's a CDC link for info on telling if you've been infected with West Nile Virus:
4 from 5 people get no symptoms at all; 1 in 5 get a fever & other symptoms. #Health, #WestNileVirus
You can spend the night in the Wienermobile. Seriously.
Finally, you’ll learn what’s inside of a hot dog.
Films from the Future
Films from the Future
A unique guide to future trends in science and technology and their ethical and responsible development and use, as seen through science fiction movies.
Perhaps the best dinosaur fossil ever discovered. So why has hardly anyone seen it?
A Montana rancher found two skeletons in combat – the Dueling Dinosaurs. But who do they belong to, and will the public ever see them?
Fascinating but rather sad story about a famous, but extremely seldom seen, pair of fossil dinosaurs
China now accounts for some 15 per cent of overall global debt
South China Morning Post
The figure stood at over US$40 trillion, nearly 304 per cent of its gross domestic product, in the first three months of 2019, said the Institute of International Finance.
as I was saying, .... #China
Erwärmung: Klimawandel in Großstädten: Es wird immer heißer
Laut einer Studie der ETH in Zürich müssen sich Weltmetropolen auf einen deutlichen Anstieg der Temperaturen einstellen.
Why is LA ditching coal only to replace it with another polluting fuel, natural gas, instead of investing in clean energy—nuclear power? - Quora
Kākāpō dads revealed
Paternity testing has revealed who the top kākāpō dads are, as well as the success of the artificial insemination programme, in ep 22 of the Kākāpō Files.
In northwest China, the state is using technology to pioneer a new form of terror capitalism.
Is TikTok a Chinese Cambridge Analytica data bomb waiting to explode?
David Carroll 🦅
The person who sued Cambridge Analytica, David Carroll, starts asking the same questions about the Chinese-owned lip-syncing app.
Bullies With a Cause
The rise of the snowflake fascists
Good article by
in the age of the crowd-sourced punitive Panopticon
Defaults highlight risk in China’s shadow-banking sector
South China Morning Post
Moody’s estimates that more than 280 billion yuan of trust assets, 1.26 per cent of the sector’s total, faced ‘default and repayment risks as of March
Just another storm petrel flying. This time from #China, but given the #economics at the moment elsewhere in the USA and the EU, large risk of infectious recession.
From bibliomania to kleptomania: the serious crimes of book lovers
In the spring of 1998, Rolling Stones fans in Germany were disappointed to hear that the band had been forced to cancel a string of gigs. Keith Richards, the ne plus ultra of rock’s wild men, had…
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