New species of “supergiant” isopod uncovered National University of Singapore. The pictures…
Citibank sent a hedge fund $175 million by mistake. Now it’s struggling to get the money back CNN. This keeps happening.
Functional SARS-CoV-2-specific immune memory persists after mild COVID-19 (preprint) medRxiv. From the abstract: “[M]ild COVID-19 elicits memory lymphocytes that persist and display functional hallmarks associated with antiviral protective immunity.”
In situ structural analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spike reveals flexibility mediated by three hinges Science. “A stalk with three flexible hinges connects [the spike protein] to the viral membrane.”
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Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the Country ProPublica (Re Silc).
Pourquoi le vraquier n’a-t-il pas été arraisonné et pourquoi avoir attendu 15 jours pour monter à bord? L’Express. Google translation (or at least it ought to be; I can’t get Google to translate). Colonel Smithers: “More and more questions are being asked. As per this article by a Belgian captain, why did the ship’s captain cease communications with Mauritian authorities for at least two hours and enter Mauritian waters without permission and it took so long for the authorities to board the vessel. The author also wonders if people or illegal cargo were being dropped. The former may explain the life raft and jackets from ship found washed ashore nearby and reported by a local doctor after a stroll.”
Mauritius Arrests Officers and Tows Wakashio as Questions Persist The Maritime Executive
How Japan Talks About Security Threats The Diplomat
Preparing for my Trial Craig Murray
Ofqual’s ‘underqualified’ £200,000-a-year CEO, its two-days-a-week ex-journalist chairman who flunked his A-Levels and the top DfE civil servant hated by Gove-ites: Three accused of overseeing exams chaos – as the axe hovers over regulator Daily Mail. How did Orwellian names like “OfQual” start proliferating, anyhow?
New Cold War
Belarus: Are neoliberalism and nationalism the only options? Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Clinesmith, the Russia Lie, and the Deep State National Review
Democrat National Convention
Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform HuffPo (MT). “Incorrectly included.” Well done, well done. Fire the intern.
“They have learned nothing….”
Elizabeth Warren just spoke at the DNC Native American Caucus Meeting pic.twitter.com/7VoIYpwmBO
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 18, 2020
“… and forgotten nothing.” Thread:
So @NBCNews how are you going to fix the incredible amount of damage and misinformation that you are now responsible for?
Because a 1:15am tweet to slip under the radar after blowing up a totally false and divisive narrative across networks isn’t it. https://t.co/zf6Wqiotvv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2020
Here’s a blow-by-blow description of NBC’s AOC debacle:
Absolute brain worms in this comment thread. This is how primaries work, this was planned and part of the ceremonial crap. How are you people so confident to post while being so incredibly ignorant? https://t.co/2B1Ye4eC8e
— Greg C (Cable News Sufferer) (@greg06897) August 19, 2020
The Convention Has Finally Become What It Always Was The Atlantic
Election Beat 2020: Focus on America’s two largest recent immigrant groups Journalist’s Resource
Our Famously Free Press
The Press that Cried Wolf Matt Taibbi. This:
CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post are now following the same script with the Trump panics. The pattern is consistent. Day one involves spectacular claims of corruption. By day two, placard-bearing protesters are hitting the streets… Almost always, by day three or four, key claims are walked back: maybe there was no direct “promise” to a foreign leader, or the CIA doesn’t have “direct evidence” of Russian bounties, or viral photos of children in cages at the border were from 2014, not 2017. By then it doesn’t matter. A panic is a panic, and there are only two reportable angles in today’s America, total guilt and total innocence. Even when the balance of the information would still look bad or very bad for Trump, news outlets commit to leaving out important background, so as not to complicate the audience response.
By now, my killer T-cells go to work on minute one of hour one of day one…. Unfortunate if there’s the media equivalent of a cytokine storm, but here we are.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Groves of Academe
Imperial Collapse Watch
Democracy Always Prevails In Great Power Competition—Well, Almost Always The American Conservative
The Unprecedented Gun and Ammo Shortage by Larry C Johnson Sic Semper Tyrannis
Antidote du Jour (via):
Not strictly an antidote, but surely functionally so:
Fill em up please ?? pic.twitter.com/DTaUxI6CoL
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) August 19, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here