Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas BBC (Kevin W)
Top Scientists Just Ruled Out Best-Case Global Warming Scenarios Bloomberg (David L)
OpenAI’s new language generator GPT-3 is shockingly good—and completely mindless MIT Technology Review (David L)
How Extremophile Bacteria Living In Nuclear Reactors Might Help Us Make Vaccines Forbes (UserFriendly)
Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer Up To Four Years Before Symptoms Appear Scientific American
Keeping Canadians safe: Canada-U.S. border closure extended Canada Immigration News
Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad Wired (resilc). Acetaminophen? Are you kidding? I refuse to have that stuff in the house. IMHO it should never have been approved as an OTC drug. From StatPearls at the NIH site:
Acetaminophen toxicity is the second most common cause of liver transplantation worldwide and the most common in the US. It is responsible for 56,000 emergency department visits, 2600 hospitalizations, and 500 deaths per year in the United States.
T-cells may hold the key to Covid-19 vaccine Asia Times
Covid-19 is pushing doctors to the brink. Medicine needs to recognize they’re human and need help. Washington Post (Dr. Kevin). As we warned. Anti-Covid measures are significantly about keeping the medical system from breaking down.
Almost 8 Million Americans Are Out of Work Without Childcare Bloomberg. Several school districts in AL just announced remote learning for the first nine weeks of the school year.
The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’ New York Times (resilc)
Small Businesses Brace for Prolonged Crisis, Short on Cash and Customers Wall Street Journal. As we predicted, but the stories are still very sad.
Turns Out Mass Death Is Bad For The Economy Huffington Post (UserFriendly)
Oil and gas fueling South China Sea tensions Asia Times (Kevin W)
7 things to know about the EU virus recovery plan RTE (PlutoniumKun)
If Congress Wants the War in Afghanistan, Trump Should Force them to Authorize It American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Predictive policing algorithms are racist. They need to be dismantled. MIT Technology Review (David L)
House passes major conservation bill, sending it to Trump’s desk The Hill (UserFriendly)
Why Did Republicans Abandon American Idealism? Literary Hub (resilc)
Wherein joe Biden erases the southern strategy… and most of American history. https://t.co/p8OEs4N4nQ
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 22, 2020
Re-animated Strom Thurmond to speak at DNC Convention Beet Press (UserFriendly)
Senator & potential VP candidate @KamalaHarris just voted with the GOP majority to defeat @BernieSanders' proposal to reduce the Pentagon budget by 10% and "invest that money in jobs, education, health care, and housing." https://t.co/I7ccvB7DMX pic.twitter.com/UR4erHjLR8
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) July 22, 2020
Black Injustice Tipping Point
How Many U.S. Presidents Owned Enslaved People? History (Chuck L)
Police State Watch
— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter) July 22, 2020
Trump to send ‘surge’ of federal agents to cities BBC. Oof. After our Middle East “surges” did so well!
Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Has a Message for Trump and the Feds Marie Claire (David L)
Ohio corruption case throws focus on US nuclear plant troubles Financial Times
The Sacklers Could Get Away With It New York Times (resilc)
The Debt Predators Project Syndicate (David L). Important.
Homeless Encampments Springing Up in Pittsfield Parks iBerkshires (resilc) :-(
Government assistance. https://t.co/AXYTGw72NZ
— Jessica Cisneros (@JCisnerosTX) July 22, 2020
Antidote du jour. mgl thinks this is a moth, found on Park Strip in downtown Anchorage:
And a bonus (guurst). So handsome! Enough to make me think I should run a banana plantation so I could have birds like these.
Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)???️?❤️ pic.twitter.com/O8WbCD0zzc
— World birds (@worldbirds32) July 15, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.