What’s Inside the Earth’s Core? New York Instances
Kombucha Cultures Can Be Turned Into Flexible Electric Circuit Boards ars technica. Will kimchee be subsequent?
It’s Time to Rethink the Idea of the “Indigenous” New Yorker (Dr. Kevin)
After death of girl, 12 more detected with H5N1 bird flu in Cambodia Khmer Instances (Dr. Kevin)
A should learn thread:
A degree that’s usually made is that widespread transmission and fast viral evolution ought to make the virus turn out to be milder over time. We and others have identified that this isn’t the case for this virus (h/t @ariskatzourakis, @tryangregory). (2)
— Arijit Chakravarty (@arijitchakrav) February 25, 2023
Wastewater research finds #masks forestall #COVID-19 in colleges https://t.co/23JNXzUldF cc @GidMK @DFisman @DrJenGunter @rkfmiller: “…it is actually promising for a way we will be efficient even with real-world masking methods, and the way it does not need to be all or nothing.”
— Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) February 23, 2023
Ukraine war: Zelensky wants Xi Jinping meeting following China’s peace plan BBC. This isn’t even remotely in keeping with the Chinese language skinny excessive idea doc, which was for Russian and Ukraine to speak. Alerts Zelensky want to maintain in entrance of the cameras. Might also be a self-preservation gambit. Can be a really unhealthy search for the Collective West to engineer his ouster when Zelensky was pretending to be extra prepared to speak peace than they’re. Additionally very a lot at odds with official reactions of his homeowners. However Zelensky has gone off script earlier than, corresponding to persisting in insisting that it was a Russian missile that whacked two Polish farmers. China might humor Ukraine by providing a gathering between Wang Yi and Ukraine international minister Dmytro Kuleba, though they just had an off-the-cuff chat at the Munich Security Conference. That may nonetheless put the US within the place of getting to quash this.
“The concept that China goes to be negotiating the result of a conflict that is a completely unjust conflict for Ukraine is simply not rational,” Pres. Biden tells @DavidMuir of China’s peace plan. https://t.co/DSROdHF7Kb pic.twitter.com/lSH32uwYcr
— World Information Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 25, 2023
“China’s peace plan” was expectedly not appreciated within the US. “Beijing’s proposal ought to have ended after the primary paragraph calling for ‘respect the sovereignty of all nations,’” @JakeSullivan46 mentioned. What are you speaking about respect for sovereignty? 🤡 pic.twitter.com/tX4EOWeYW9
— 🅰pocalypsis 🅰pocalypseos 🇷🇺 🇨🇳 🅉 (@apocalypseos) February 24, 2023
“China does not have a lot credibility,” — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on China’s peace proposal pic.twitter.com/o3YwmmUodq
— Trollstoy (@Trollstoy88) February 24, 2023
U.S. Hegemony – At War With China’s Global Security Initiative Moon of Alabama (Chuck L). Troublingly, Wang Yi doesn’t have the construction of the Minsk Accords proper. The one events who signed it had been Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE. Leaders of the 2 separatist areas signed it not formally however solely in an observational capability in order to not have their signatures be construed as conferring them with any authorized standing.
China to coach 5,000 safety personnel from creating nations over subsequent 5 years | South China Morning Publish
High Energy Prices Force World’s Largest Chemicals Company To Cut Jobs OilPrice (Kevin W)
Rishi Sunak to defy Tory right and push ahead with Northern Ireland protocol deal Monetary Instances (Kevin W)
BREXIT UPDATE THIS IS NOW OFFICIAL, ALL HOUSEHOLD MOVES MUST BE CLEARED BY T1.
Afternoon, as of as we speak French Customs have stopped permitting sensible clearances. That means, each single family elimination should journey on a T1 bond and have to be discharged within the vacation spot nation.
— ciaran the euro courier 🇪🇺🇮🇪 (@vanmaneuro) February 24, 2023
New Not-So-Chilly Conflict
NATO on the precipice Politico
More Evidence Emerges That US Wanted Russia to Invade Consortium Information (furzy)
Cockefair Lecture Feb 23th 2023 UMKC Dwell Stream, YouTube. John Mearsheimer.
One year later, are US-German relations headed toward rough seas? Accountable Statecraft
US attempts to win over UN members who are neutral on war in Ukraine Guardian (Kevin W)
Russian International Ministry:
in reference to the preparation by the Kiev regime of a army provocation towards Pridnestrovie
❗️ Any actions that pose a menace to their safety can be thought of in accordance with worldwide regulation as an assault on the Russian Federation . pic.twitter.com/yd5e7mjFw7
— Таино (@Omani1love) February 24, 2023
Appropriate me if I’ve this 50,000 foot abstract improper. The Moldovan PM has demanded that Russian peacekeepers go away Transistria. There’s a big cache of weapons in a warehouse very near the Ukraine border. The Russian peacekeepers are solely a part of the peacekeeping drive, my impression is representing one thing like 40% of the entire # of 1100 or 1200. The executive construction is just not clear to me but when these are correct peacekeepers, they report back to regardless of the peacekeeping physique is. If that’s right, the MoD is saying it’ll act to defend Russia’s pursuits, as in it’s not going to let Ukraine steamroll an underpowered peacekeeping contingent.
Notice there may be appreciable hypothesis concerning the big weapons stockpile. Even when most isn’t any higher than scrap on account of age and lack of upkeep, there may be a lot there are presumably weapons that might be salvaged. An alternate idea, which can be Russian propaganda, is that sufficient of the stuff there has turn out to be a hazard danger (how?) that it might’t be safely eliminated. A 3rd line of dialogue is that the reserve is so massive that if Russia had been to detonate it to forestall Ukraine use, it might be a nuclear-bomb-force blast.
US Ambassador Says Israel Can Do ‘Whatever They Need’ Against Iran Antiwar (resilc)
Elite IDF reservists threaten to stop showing up for duty over judicial overhaul The Instances of Israel
Let there be little doubt: that is Netanyahu giving the last word center finger to the complete worldwide group & to each US President since 1996.
If he can do that, what can he not do?
Might this be Smotrich’s first volley after assuming broad authorities within the W. Financial institution? pic.twitter.com/j6w5KhpKnN
— Daniel Seidemann (@DanielSeidemann) February 23, 2023
Watch to the top. IDF leaving Nablus after “operation” that killed 10 individuals. Watch that final IDF automobile flip to intentionally plow right into a crowd of individuals. That is what no accountability means. Govt praises its fighters, Israel defenders assault critics, & video proof? Meh. https://t.co/ghQQEOK7EG
— Lara Friedman (@LaraFriedmanDC) February 24, 2023
Massive Brother is Watching You Watch
US Air Force is giving military drones the ability to recognise faces New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Within the CIA we did not give a hoot about democracy… If a rustic did not co-operate with us, democracy did not imply a factor, and I do not assume it means a factor as we speak — ex-CIA Philip Agee pic.twitter.com/uhazsDtNzt
— Maria ⏳ (@real1maria) February 23, 2023
The Weapons That Win World Wars Austin Vernon (resilc). I’m positive army gear junkies could have a subject day. Praises US weaponry with out exhibiting consciousness of Russian capabilities.
The corruption of massive industry ‘sweeteners’ in foreign arm sales Accountable Statecraft (resilc)
Northern Suffolk Chemical Bomb
How Congressional Rail Industry Allies Helped Block Safety Regulations Intercept (resilc)
It’s attainable that extremely poisonous dioxins had been fashioned when East Palestine officers burned vinyl chloride on the derailment web site—however authorities nonetheless aren’t testing for it.
Residents hosted unbiased chemical specialists at a group city corridor to try to get solutions. pic.twitter.com/h9fcLjpn3t
— BreakThrough Information (@BTnewsroom) February 25, 2023
Our No Longer Free Press
The New York Times Joe Costello
The worry being expressed right here — “an ideologically-based narrative…will take maintain within the public consciousness” — is what’s already occurred.
For two years, all we had been allowed to see was the 1/6 footage that Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney picked for us.https://t.co/U5YN4UvdDw
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 25, 2023
Stanford Faculty Say Anonymous Student Bias Reports Threaten Free Speech Wall Avenue Journal
Microsoft Has Been Secretly Testing Its Bing Chatbot ‘Sydney’ For Years The Verge. Why is it no shock that Microsoft sucks at testing?
I Broke Into a Bank Account With an AI-Generated Voice’ Vice. Yours actually is slipping! Solely 2 days forward of the press! I warned that banks would quickly must rethink the usage of voice IDs because of the ease of simulating a voice from only a fairly small clip, a know-how that’s been underway because the early 200s.
Workers Are Dying in the EV Industry’s ‘Tainted’ City Wired (resilc)
NLRB bans non-disparagement and confidentiality mandates in severance agreements Ohio Employer Legislation Weblog. Paul R: “This can be superior if it holds up. I ponder if a court docket will throw it out prefer it did California’s ban on necessary arbitration clauses.”
Even hackers are reportedly getting laid off by organized crime groups Enterprise Insider (Paul R)
To fix U.S. public health, physicians need to take a backseat STAT (Dr. Kevin). I’ve pinged IM Doc and anticipate he’ll vehemently disagree. Lambert linked to this in Water Cooler. The fallacy right here is the assertion that the form of public well being intervention he needs at a inhabitants stage have a major social welfare element and can due to this fact merely by no means occur. And getting extra constituencies concerned will stymie, not improve, the power to behave. You’d get much more “camels as a racehorse designed by a committee” than you have got now.
The metaverse has failed? It never even took off South China Morning Publish (furzy)
Secret crawlspace cryptomine discovered in routine inspection of MA high school ars technica (furzy)
When Neoliberals Declared War on the Poor CounterPunch (resilc)
Death on a Dairy Farm Propublica (resilc)
More Americans Are Turning to Part-Time Jobs Wall Avenue Journal
There is No Upside to School Vouchers Within the Public Curiosity
High-skilled visa holders at risk of deportation amid tech layoffs Washington Publish. Um, that’s how employment-based visas work.
High Energy Prices Force World’s Largest Chemicals Company To Cut Jobs OilPrice (Kevin W)
Antidote du jour. John M: “Taken in my yard final summer time.”
And a bonus (guurst):
🔥 This lovely Newfoundland Pine Marten pic.twitter.com/RhgrJzzBod
— Nature Is Lit (@NatureIs_Lit) February 18, 2023
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour here.