Neonicotinoid exposure impairs social behavior of bees, affecting colony health Amerian Association for the Advancement of Science. Only bees, I’m sure.
Failed dream of political Islam Le Monde Diplomatique
Game of Brexit: Winter is coming to the UK Financial News
“War Is Done!” Lapharm’s Quarterly. World War I.
Notebandi, a disaster: Opposition The Hindu
The Jasic Workers’ Struggle in China Labor Notes
China’s brightest children are being recruited to develop AI ‘killer bots’ South China Morning Post
If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless HBR. From April, still germane. If everything is like CalPERS, all data is bad.
At Doomed Flight’s Helm, Pilots May Have Been Overwhelmed in Seconds NYT. Boeing’s operations manual describes a fix with a horrid UI/UX, on top of all the other problems.
New Cold War
The liberal international order Irrussianality
2018 Post Mortem
Midterm Election Roundup: How Climate and the Environment Fared Weather Underground
Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain NYT. Oddly, or not, the Times fails to mention that the Administration bailed out the impacted farmers immediately. One might quarrel with details on the bailouts, but this is in great contrast to the bipartisan policy for bailing out deindustrialized America: Give them nothing. Only 40 years later are economists discovering that yes, their glowing averages concealed a lot of, well, pain, and perhaps some redistribution might have been in order. Too late now, of course. So there is no reason for the Times to be surprised.
Democrats in Disarray
The People, No Thomas Frank, The Baffler
Healthcare Still Misses the Mark on Patient Safety MedPage Today
If you want to run for office, be a professional on up:
Our systems of government make it difficult for working people to run for office. When I was sworn in, I had basically no money in the bank, and my health insurance didn't kick for 3 weeks. Had to ask for the cash rate on a chest x-ray as an elected official.
— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) November 8, 2018
Book of the Day: Walkaway by Cory Doctorow P2P Foundation
A new way to make steel could cut 5% of CO2 emissions at a stroke MIT Technology Review. If the demo scales….
Altitude Likely Helped Andean People Survive Contact With Europeans Courthouse News (original).
The Concrete Jungle NYRB. “Why should evolution move more quickly in cities than elsewhere?…. If the selection pressure is high enough, dramatic changes can take hold in only a hundred generations or so. For many insect and bird lineages, that’s just a century.”
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.