For Wolves, Grooming Helps Strengthen Family Bonds Wolf Conservation Center
Study suggests much more water on the moon than thought Phys.org. Great! Maybe now we won’t have to invade Canada!
Nissan to post 90% plunge in operating profit Asian Nikkei Review
Is Politics Getting to the Fed? Robert Barro, Project Syndicate
Bad governance: How privatization increases corruption in the developing world (PDF) Regulation and Governance
Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan shot down by EU within moments of him becoming Tory leader Independent. A hearty welcome from Michel Barnier:
We look forward to working constructively w/ PM @BorisJohnson when he takes office, to facilitate the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement and achieve an orderly #Brexit. We are ready also to rework the agreed Declaration on a new partnership in line with #EUCO guidelines.
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) July 23, 2019
Is this Boris’s first cabinet? As Johnson prepares to meet the Queen and be crowned PM TODAY names emerge of the Brexiteer-heavy, ethnically diverse top team tipped to help him deliver Brexit in 100 days Daily Mail
My Boris Johnson story The Spectator. An amazing anecdote. Read all the way to the end.
Ukraine Election – Voters Defeat Second Color Revolution Moon of Alabama
Iran’s two armies Le Monde Diplomatique
Hong Kong anti-government protesters warned of risk of further violence in Yuen Long demonstration this weekend at site of mob attacks South China Morning Post. From the story, if true, protesters desecrating village graves could have problems with optics. But the sheer density of local symbolism, like the canes — said to be for “caning children” — used by the white-shirted attackers (“mob”*) in Yuen Long MTR station, is a bit daunting. NOTE * A little constructive ambiguity there from SCMP?
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The painful path to curing Japan of its cash addiction FT. Just because cash is easier, quicker, Jackpot-Ready™, and doesn’t allow tracking, it’s an addiction?
Puerto Rico Governor Set to Quit After Protests, Papers Say Bloomberg. “Set to,” but has not yet.
House passes bill opposing BDS, exposing divide among Democrats The Hill. It’s all about the benjamins ?!
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Redlining in the Lap Lane Longreads
Key findings about U.S. immigrants Pew Researchd
How a data detective exposed suspicious medical trials Nature. Citizen science!
Are we happier when we spend more time with others? Our World In Data. On the Harvard Study of Adult Development.
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