Machine learning spots natural selection at work in human genome Nature (David L)
‘Hologram’ lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London BBC. Not appealing to people who don’t have depth perception.
The Ethical Data Scientist Slate (David L)
Major Study Finds ‘Some Evidence’ of Link Between Cellphone Radiation and Brain Cancer New York Times (David L)
China leads market recovery as predicted trade deal emerges Asia Times. Right before the midterms, how convenient.
Four held over ‘gruesome’ theft of dead man’s eyes from Chinese hospital South China Morning Post
The US must avoid a new cold war with China Martin Wolf, Financial Times
If everything is so ‘wunderbar’ in Germany, why are the voters so unhappy? Asia Times (Kevin W)
Winter Is Coming to the UK Project Syndicate
EU floats compromise on Irish border backstop with London Financial Times. Note absolutely no one has picked up on this story, even the Irish papers. Moreover, this sounds like a remix of things the UK had rejected.
Barnier rejects May’s financial deal – EU ‘will control’ UK’s market access Express. So much for the big news of yesterday.
By Way Of Deception – False Flag Terror Acts Press Europe To Sanction Iran Moon of Alabama (UserFriendly)
New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation ConsortiumNews
US Blames Iran For Impoverishing Civilians While Prepping Further Sanctions Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure Atlantic (David L)
Feel the love, feel the hate – my week in the cauldron of Trump’s wild rallies Guardian. Joe H: ” I don’t recognize my country and my people anymore.”
Between migrants and US border, an information gap of many miles Christian Science Monitor
American Terror Is Not New Black Agenda Report (UserFriendly)
Who’s Winning the Democrats’ Wonk Primary Politico (UserFriendly)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Education Corporation of America brazenly uses an Alabama court to delay lawsuits against it. Is this a great country or what? Condemned to DEBT (UserFriendly)
Start-up Blue Forest secures funding for first privately financed forest fire bond Los Angeles Times (allan)
How to tax digital companies Richard Murphy
Millennial Men Leave Perplexing Hole in a Hot U.S. Labor Market Bloomberg. You heard it at NC first! Except for the “hot” part, for obvious reasons.
Trade War Could Be ‘Pivotal’ For U.S. LNG OilPrice
The American People Overwhelmingly Oppose Cuts to Social Security FAIR (UserFriendly)
The Struggle For Rent Control Jacobin (J-LS)
Antidote du jour. Josh’s beloved Burmese died a few years ago of cancer but now he has a happy new pair:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.