Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft NBC (original). NASA on Oumuamua. So they took one look, and fled?
Climate Change Likely to Increase Frequency of Extreme Summer Weather From “Stuck” Jet Stream Patterns Jeff Masters, Weather Underground
Scientists Develop Liquid Fuel That Can Store The Sun’s Energy For Up to 18 Years Science Alert (DL). Ten years to commercial release, however.
Big Short’s Eisman Is Shorting Two U.K. Banks on Brexit Bloomberg (UserFriendly).
Michel Barnier: UK could reapply for EU membership once it is ‘a third country’ Politico. “Honey, I’ve changed!”
US watchdog sees few signs of progress in Afghanistan Star and Stripes. Film at 11.
U.S. Army launches New Warriors Wanted Campaign Commercial Army Update. Urban warfare in the Islamic world. I’m sold. Who wouldn’t be?
Under the Pakistani volcano Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Pakistani porters: The unsung masters of the mountains Times of India
China is ready to talk to resolve US trade war, says Vice-President Wang Qishan South China Morning Post
Trade union congress opens amid widespread labour unrest in China China Labor Bulletin
Cute, except maybe not?
Funny footage: Little boy ''transforming'' himself into police car in southern China pic.twitter.com/YMF9MjtRTm
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 2, 2018
New Cold War
US Midterm Elections and Their International Consequences Valdai Discussion Club
Why America Can’t Play Russia off Against China The National Interest
The Foreign-Policy Establishment Reeks of Desperation Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy
Five True Things About Mike Pence Down with Tyranny
The Constitution is Crystal Clear On Birthright Citizenship Bruce Fein, The American Conservative
A Rules-Based Order to Keep the Internet Open and Secure Georgetown Journal of international Affairs
For Midterms and the Markets, History Is Bunk John Authers, Bloomberg
Healthcare and the midterms: We’ve got you covered Modern Health Care
Try These 5 Techniques to Make Your Next Political Argument Fruitful Scientific American
Democrats in Disarray
Democrats Are So, So Bad at This Slate (FluffytheObeseCat). “María Urbina, the national political director of the Indivisible grassroots organizing group, noted that a good campaign message comes from ‘having who look and feel more like ordinary neighbors.'” • Urbina was Senior Advisor for Hispanic and Asian Affairs in the office of Democratic Leader Harry Reid.
Q&A: Preparing a small business for a possible attack AP. Where we are.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Cryptography During the French and American Wars in Vietnam (PDF) Phan Duong Hieu and Neal Koblitz, International Association for Cryptologic Research. Fascinating.
Senior Citizens Are Replacing Teenagers as Fast-Food Workers Bloomberg (UserFriendly).
‘Human brain’ supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time University of Manchester (jbeech). Interesting, I guess, but last I checked, it didn’t take £15million in funding over 20 years to create a brain.
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