Eco-friendly shark barrier invented in South Africa Getaway (David L)
Memristor Breakthrough: First Single Device To Act Like a Neuron IEEE Spectrum (Chuck L)
The Plastic Pandemic Reuters (Bob H)
Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household’s Energy Needs TreeHugger (David L)
‘Rapid evolution’ means humans now being born without wisdom teeth Independent (Kevin W)
Thinning forests no defence against fires PhysOrg (Robert M)
Young people hospitalized because of #COVID19 face substantial adverse outcomes. In a study involving COVID patients 18-34 at 419 US hospitals, investigators found over one-fifth required intensive care https://t.co/QOV1Pd6BlG pic.twitter.com/Rhdt5X7qJQ
— delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) October 9, 2020
The association of treatment with hydroxychloroquine and hospital mortality in COVID-19 patients Internal and Emergency Medicine. Jury still out despite consensus in US press.
Three Quarters of People with SARS-CoV-2 Infection are Asymptomatic: Analysis of English Household Survey Data DovePress. Not reviewed but a large sample.
‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics Associated Press (furzy)
US should not approve vaccine based on UK trials, says Pelosi Financial Times
Donald Trump Will Kill Us All New Republic
Trump fuels and frustrates COVID-19 relief talks The Hill. Wellie…Trump inserted himself when by all indications, there is no deal to be had, per McConnell.
White House Draws Up New $1.8 Trillion Virus-Relief Plan Wall Street Journal
Fed Lending Saved Corporate America. It Could Do the Same for Cities and States. Intercept. Resilc: “My Vermont property taxes up 10% this year. Other state rev killed.”
Trump Is Killing the Economy Out of Spite The New York Times
Why America’s Economic War on China is Failing CounterPunch
Trump: China ‘Will Pay’ for Coronavirus Antiwar.com. Resilc: “Sort of like how Mexico will pay for the wall?”
Far-right combat sports: A dangerous training ground for violence Al Jazeera. Here we try to channel them into those American Ninja shows.
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Treat Your Smartphone Like Hannibal Lecter American Conservative. By our Bill B!!!
Where Is My Final Assange Report? Craig Murray
How Trump damaged science — and why it could take decades to recover Nature (Kevin C)
The Senate: Profoundly Undemocratic Historic.ly (JTM)
Pelosis Take a Big Stake in CrowdStrike, Democrat-Connected Linchpin of Russia Probe RealClearInvestigations (Kevin W)
Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs New York Times (resilc)
Twitter Slows Down Retweets Ahead of U.S. Election Wall Street Journal
Suspended officials sue agency that runs Voice of America Associated Press (furzy)
Commerce Township inspector cut by razor-bordered Trump sign Detroit Free Press (resilc)
Biden moves to stave off surprise loss in Nevada Politico (Kevin W)
Police State Watch
Dangerous use of crowd-control weapons against medics and protesters in Portland, OR The Lancet (furzy). IIRC, Portland wasn’t the only place the police targeted medics.
Police departments don’t really need excess military gear, Pentagon IG says Task & Purpose (BC)
What Elon Musk’s 42,000 Starlink satellites could do for — and to — planet Earth Business Insider (Kevin W)
IBM will spin off legacy business to focus on cloud and AI services The Verge (Kevin W)
PG&E Equipment Might Have Ignited Northern California Fire Wall Street Journal
Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing The Correspondent (Erik S). Haha, this is what we said years ago, that this was a technology searching for an application, and money wasn’t it, and also pointed out there was very little real-world need for irrevocable transactions, which is what blockchain creates.
Homeless and facing winter in Minneapolis NBC (Chuck L)
US will ‘become a renter nation,’ says real estate investor Yahoo (resilc)
Robots Are Stringing Together These Adidas Running Shoes Wired (resilc)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H:
“But Gramma, what big feet you have!”
I believe this is a Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard—the long toes apparently serve as snow-shoes in the sand.
And a bonus (Kevin W):
And from an overnight Twitter meme:
— Kurt (@WHKurt91) October 10, 2020
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.