Links 9/5/19

What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease? MIT Technology Review

How do we measure language fluency? BBC

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term” Ars Technica

Johns Hopkins opening a new psychedelic research center, studying use of ‘magic mushrooms’ and more Baltimore Sun

Peaceful Iceland amazed at weapons in Pence security detail AP


Mass Barbecue is the Invasive Species of Our Culinary Times American Conservative

This credit-card-sized phone can do only 3 things and doesn’t have any apps — and it might be the key to freeing us from our smartphones Business Insider. Why does it cost $350 – my dumbphone cost 10% of that – if that.

Hurricane Alley

Hurricane Dorian Public Advisory

Analysis Finds US Corporate Media ‘Failing to Connect Climate Crisis to Strongest Atlantic Storm Ever to Hit Land’ Common Dreams

Hurricane Dorian Intensifies to Category 3; Will Pound Coasts of Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia Through Friday Weather Underground

Charges officially dropped against ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in unusual deal with feds Chicago Tribune

Democratic Lawyer Greg Craig Is Acquitted WSJ


Kroger Wants You to Please Leave Your Gun at Home on Your Next Grocery Run Grub Street

Waste Watch

How to get better at thrift shopping TreeHugger

The Recycling Partnership launches tool to simplify recycling for consumers WasteDive

Class Warfare

Alan Greenspan says it’s ‘only a matter of time’ before negative rates spread to the US CNBC

Why Parents in the College-Admissions Scandal May Get Light Sentences WSJ

J&J: The next target of anger over America’s opioid crisis? FT

Our Famously Free Press

Drawing criticism Columbia Journalism Review

WaPo Warns USA Needs More Narrative Control As Pentagon Ramps Up Narrative Control Caitlin Johnstone

The Corporate Media Never Talks About US Imperialism Jacobin

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Our Face Recognition Nightmare Began Decades Ago. Now It’s Expanding Motherboard


Brexit: a very good day EU

Cornered Boris Johnson suffers triple Commons defeat Guardian

Brexit: Boris Johnson suffers second humiliating defeat in two days as MPs vote to block no-deal Independent

Commons chaos: is no deal blocked? Is an election happening? Guardian

Brexit: No 10 accuses Corbyn of ‘cowardly insult to democracy’ for not backing early election – live news Guardian

‘Another mad day in Brexitland’: How Europe’s press reported on Boris Johnson’s humiliation in parliament Independent

How Europe views the Brexit endgame FT

Michael Detmold: The Proper Denial of Royal Assent UK Constitutional Law Association

Johnson to say Brexit extension a betrayal of voters RTE


JOE BIDEN’S TEAM: PLEASE DON’T FREAK OUT IF WE LOSE IOWA Vanity Fair. Isn’t it a bit early for the so-called front-runner to be managing expectations downward?

Ahead of Climate Forum, Bernie Sanders Urges All 2020 Democrats to Back Federal Fracking Ban Common Dreams


The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election The Hill

Democrats seize on climate as 2020 primary weapon Politico


How the U.S. Shattered the Middle East TruthDig. Major Danny Sjursen


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s bombshell withdrawal of extradition bill draws more scepticism than hope for end to weeks of protest turmoil SCMP

Hong Kong leader says China ‘respects and supports’ withdrawal of extradition bill Reuters

East Timor and Australia: a Loveless Affair at Twenty Counterpunch


Iran lifts more limits on nuclear programme as deal unravels Al Jazeera


Climate Change-Induced Factors Threaten India’s Coal-Based Energy Sector: Report The Wire

RBI makes it mandatory for banks to link retail loans with external benchmarks from Oct 1 India Today

The Daily Fix: What Hong Kong’s mass street protests could teach New Delhi about Kashmir Scroll

Vladimir Putin backs India on Kashmir Economic Times

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