Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air Guardian (David L)
Earth’s magnetic field changes 10 times faster than once thought LiveScience (Kevin W)
Why Is Glass Rigid? Signs of Its Secret Structure Emerge. Quanta (David L)
The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services Wired. Gah.
From floating guts to ‘sticky’ blood – here’s how to do surgery in space The Conversation (Kevin W)
Oregon to officially vote on legalizing psychedelic psilocybin therapy New Atlas (David L)
Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge MPR News (Chuck L)
COVID-19: Many People Stay Sick After Recovering From Coronavirus Der Spiegel (resilc). Finally some numbers. This story says 1 in 10, but that is presumably a German or European estimate.
The Path to Zero: Key Metrics For COVID Suppression Pandemics Explained (resilc)
If you’re over 75, catching covid-19 can be like playing Russian roulette MIT Technology Review
People with Neanderthal Genes May Have Higher Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Interesting Engineering (Chuck L)
Brain problems linked to even mild virus infections: study Agence France-Presse (resilc)
Coronavirus has caused a huge spike in drug overdoses nationwide Washington Post (UserFriendly)
Mounting Evidence Suggests Coronavirus is Airborne—but Health Advice Has Not Caught Up Scientific American (David L). This kerfluffle is really overdone and is based on the not-clear-cut difference between droplet and aerosol transmission. Basically, masks help reduce both. 6′ social distancing may not be adequate even for droplets but that has not been widely discussed. Next?
Coronavirus Is Blowing Up America’s Higher Education System Vanity Fair (J-LS)
Buccaneers coach says his players will ‘all get sick’ when NFL returns Houston Chronicle (resilc)
OMG, this is Lowndes County, Alabama. It has only 11,000 people but far and away the highest per capita rate of Covid-19 infections and deaths in the state. I remember this segment; I watched it more than once:
She passed away from Covid on July 3rd. Let’s remove the injustice and structures that trapped her. https://t.co/bdu5mPcYFi
— Catherine Flowers (@CathFlowers) July 8, 2020
am I understanding this correctly? covid-19 is so deadly that Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen had to be released from prison early, but it's also so benign that we need to be packing the nation's children back into their schools pronto? ok cool, that checks out
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 8, 2020
The Political Logic of China’s Strategic Mistakes Project Syndicate (David L)
China reverts to its dirty coal ways Asia Times
Territorial nationalism a dead end for Modi Asia Times
Why India and Russia Are Going to Stay Friends Foreign Policy
New Cold War
Afghanistan: What is to be Done? CounterPunch (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
ThiefQuest Ransomware for the Mac Bruce Schneier
Why It Took So Long to Defeat the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Slate (Kevin W)
This is some bullshit. So much for pretending to care about criminal justice and police reform. https://t.co/FCnvpe4Rkd
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 9, 2020
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Police Unions Wield Massive Power in American Politics — For Now Rolling Stone (resilc)
They're retiring because the pension formula is based on earnings in their final year and they cashed in with OT over the last few months. It's cute they're pretending it's because "nobody respects us" or whatever, it really is. https://t.co/tviIqaMqrh
— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) July 8, 2020
Defund the Pentagon, Too Nation (resilc)
Our Fabulously Free Press
Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review BBC (David L)
Resistance Radio – Guest: Vince Emanuele (leeto). Have not checked this out, so reader input welcome.
How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within Stanford Business (Kevin W). The lady doth protest too much. MBA programs select for and encourage narcissism.
Antidote du jour (CV):
And a bonus from Pat S (warning, borderline anti-antidote):
Just in case you haven’t seen a bird flying around with a shark that it just plucked out of the ocean… pic.twitter.com/ILKqd9wrFG
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) July 2, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.