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Why Woodpeckers Don’t Thoughts Hitting Timber With Their Faces New York Instances (furzy)
In Malawi, 250 elephants are being fastidiously moved to a bigger park Related Press (David L)
The Secrets and techniques of America’s Best Math Staff Wall Road Journal.
MIT’s constructing a time-traveling darkish matter detector The Subsequent Net (David L)
PTT to commercialise ‘rejuvenating DNA’ Bangkok Submit
Artwork Is for Seeing Evil Level Journal (Anthony L)
From GM: “Right here is first knowledge on BA.2.75 itself”:
Sharing some preliminary outcomes simply obtained relating to the brand new Omicron variants BA.2.75. Briefly, BA.2.75 is extra neutralization evasive than BA.2.12.1, however much less in comparison with BA.4/5. BA.2.75 additionally displays greater ACE2 affinity than BA.4/5. (1/n) pic.twitter.com/4GBSFuinXO
— Yunlong Richard Cao (@yunlong_cao) July 15, 2022
Nevertheless, BA.2.75 appears to be extra immune evasive than BA.4/5 in Delta-infection backgrounds, which can clarify BA.2.75’s development benefit in India. Noteworthy, the pattern dimension of Delta convalescents right here is small. (2/n) pic.twitter.com/gEL0oqydbq
— Yunlong Richard Cao (@yunlong_cao) July 15, 2022
Two keys outcomes:
1. receptor affinity has elevated fairly a bit
2. BA.4/5 exhibits extra total escape, however BA.2.75 escapes Delta immunity higher.
This form of impact will probably matter increasingly more sooner or later as totally different populations accumulate very totally different publicity histories.
Covid-19 Vaccines Briefly Modified Menstrual Cycles, Examine Exhibits New York Instances (Kevin W). What number of had been “short-term” solely as a result of that they had a medical intervention? We’ve heard of instances of child-bearing age girls shedding their durations for greater than 2 months and searching for remedy.
Extra cities throughout China order partial Covid lockdowns South China Morning Submit (resilc)
Zero-Covid coverage killing off China’s development Asia Instances. Kevin W: “Translation – ‘Bounce in. The water’s superb!’”
Floodworx: Sensible Design for Simpler Flood Safety Core77 (resilc)
The large default? The dozen nations within the hazard zone Reuters (Kevin W))
Markets sink on contagion fears. Chinese language financial institution shares endure their worst week since 2018. Some investment-grade property bonds commerce at all-time lows. Iron ore futures drop nearly 8% in a single day. 3/10https://t.co/A7SrHNjBam
— Sofia Horta e Costa (@SofiaHCBBG) July 15, 2022
China faces tough selections with slide in financial development South China Morning Submit
China Research Ending Australia Coal Ban on Provide Worry Bloomberg. Says China nonetheless afraid of US secondary sanctions.
Biden’s I2U2 summit diminishes India Indian Punchline (Kevin W)
I see #BringbackBoris is trending. Tory supporters after watching the #C4LeaderDebate realise each one standing as potential chief is in reality, garbage. Not even the Tories assist the Tories. Now that’s humorous. So please they agree with me. Good morning. 😀 pic.twitter.com/cYIEajyWWP
— FishGirls23 💙 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 NHSPay15 (@FishGirls23) July 16, 2022
Whereas we’re all distracted by the management race…
Govt is planning to pack the Lords with 39 extra Tories
As a result of nearly two thirds of latest govt defeats had been by fewer than 50 votes
A terrifying loss of life knell for democracy.https://t.co/BTAgkecsbx
— Marina Purkiss (@MarinaPurkiss) July 15, 2022
Italy. Keep in mind that on prime of all the things else, Italy is the sick man of Europe, with significantly wobbly banks.
Taxi driver protests have brought about Italy to spiral into political chaos. PM Draghi tendered his resignation on Thursday, however Italian Pres Mattarella REJECTED IT. Check out the scene in Rome:pic.twitter.com/Jnx8SeqDNB
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) July 15, 2022
Enormous bullshit!! Italian individuals are fed up with Draghi and his lobbies-compliant authorities! We wish to eliminate probably the most corrupted governors in our historical past, we’d like JUSTICE, FREEDOM and WORK ! https://t.co/ZMWcUI102r
— Francesca Donato (@ladyonorato) July 15, 2022
Mario Draghi struggles by means of mire of Italy’s turbulent politics Monetary Instances
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
EU Slashes Ukraine Help 9-Fold Amid Home Financial Troubles Sputnik (Kevin W)
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About Borisov’s New Submit. Andrei Martyanov. See additionally a key level from Alexander Mercouris yesterday, that Russia is re-nationalizing army manufacturing and has put one other top-top technocrat in cost. A degree that may’t be made too usually: what freaked the West out probably the most about Communism was that the USSR went from a peasant financial system to an industrial energy in a era. No “free enterprise” nation has come shut. Furthermore, some latest research contend that the central planning mannequin labored effectively initially, however then the Soviet analogue to center stage managers hopelessly corrupted the system, each by way of how they influenced targets and hiding inventories . Mercouris opines, and this sounds proper, that Russia spent 30 yr experimenting with a Western-style non-public army procurement system and concluded the Soviet strategy labored higher.
Ukraine. Navy Abstract And Evaluation 15.07.2022 YouTube. Within the first couple of minutes, a dialogue of a sighting of very latest suggestion by the US for all US residents to go away Ukraine + the US embassy transferring its operations from Kiev to Lvov. However Lambert went trying and couldn’t discover it…..I discovered this model however it’s only in Ukraine by way of a translator, which makes me query it.
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I do know Tulsi has baggage however nobody else is making clear and pressing statements like this:
NYC’s new PSA says if a nuclear bomb drops we should always “1. Get inside 2. Keep inside 3. Keep Tuned” as if going inside goes to avoid wasting us from a nuclear holocaust. It received’t. However the leaders who obtained us right here? They don’t care about us – they are going to be protected of their bunkers. pic.twitter.com/63MDa4cLon
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) July 16, 2022
G20: Canada claims Russian delegation are personally answerable for ‘struggle crimes’ in Ukraine Guardian. Resilc: “Not like the merikin delegation in Somalia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, West Financial institution/Gaza, Libya……….”
Allow me a linguistic nerd-out to indicate unbalanced nature of declaration. US & Israel collectively “commit” to five issues; US additional “commits” to 10 extra alone. Israel commits to 0 alone. https://t.co/6Tkv27YOBQ by way of @whitehouse
— Michele Dunne (@MicheleDDunne) July 14, 2022
Joe Biden greeted by protests throughout temporary go to to Palestine Guardian (resilc)
Large Brother is Watching You Watch
San Francisco cops need real-time entry to personal safety cameras for surveillance The Register (David L)
BMW begins promoting heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month The Verge. Li: “Web of issues.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
How the ‘nice energy competitors’ mannequin results in pricey entanglements Accountable Statecraft (resilc)
US warns it would defend Philippines in South China Sea DW. Resilc: “Who would imagine this drivel?”
Manchin seems to doom Biden agenda The Hill
Biden expects Saudi Arabia to take ‘additional steps’ to spice up oil provide Monetary Instances (Kevin W). Erm…” Saudi official downplays US president’s remarks saying manufacturing can be primarily based on demand.”
Our No Longer Free Press
Auditors Dishonest on Ethics Exams – Who’s Stunned? Francine McKenna
Antidote du jour. One other picture of littermates Cookie (with white) and Niblet who’ve Stephen T as their human:
And a bonus (guurst):
This footage by Scuba Ventures in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, exhibits one of many rarest animal sightings on the planet: a Chirodectes maculatus, an extremely uncommon genus of field jellyfish which had solely been sighted as soon as earlier than [source: https://t.co/2ho9MoWNQ8] pic.twitter.com/luEKZk20X1
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) July 13, 2022
And one other bonus from guurst:
Every part is terrible so this is Rico consuming sweetcorn.
— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) June 26, 2022
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.