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Jupiter now has essentially the most moons within the photo voltaic system, beating Saturn due to 12 newfound satellites House.com

Creatures That Don’t Conform Emergence Journal

A bipolar foreign money regime will exchange the greenback’s exorbitant privilege Nouriel Roubini, FT

Local weather

Phaseout Pathways for Fossil Gas Manufacturing inside Paris-compliant carbon budgets (PDF) The Tyndall Centre for Local weather Change Analysis. From the Conclusion: “Will probably be particularly tough for the poorest, oil-dependent international locations to part out manufacturing by the 2040s or 2050, but that is precisely what’s required of them for a 50% or higher probability of 1.5°C. Subsequently the supply of worldwide monetary assist can be essential, along with the differentiation of finish dates for manufacturing developed on this report.”


Pumping Mississippi water to the West nonetheless being thought of to handle droughts MinnPost


Protecting Impact of Vitamin D Supplementation on COVID-19-Associated Intensive Care Hospitalization and Mortality: Definitive Proof from Meta-Evaluation and Trial Sequential Evaluation Prescribed drugs. I believe “definitive” is simply too sturdy for any meta-study. Think about what a meta-study for Semelweis would have appeared like! From the Summary: ” The [trial sequential analysis (TSA)] of the protecting position of vitamin D and ICU admission confirmed that, for the reason that pooling of the research reached a particular pattern measurement, the constructive affiliation is conclusive. The TSA of the protecting position of vitamin D in mortality threat confirmed that the z-curve was contained in the alpha boundaries, indicating that the constructive outcomes want . The outcomes of the meta-analyses and respective TSAs .” So, (a) hospitalization, not an infection, is the metric, and (b) extra research wanted. Hardly definitive. That mentioned, Vitamin D is low threat, probably excessive reward, and now’s an particularly good time to take additional walks within the daylight (a minimum of within the Northern hemisphere).

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Sure, masks scale back the chance of spreading COVID, regardless of a assessment saying they don’t The Dialog. I can be having a look at this putative assessment within the close to future.

Following The CDC’s Relaxed Masks Tips — Chilly, Cough, and Allergy Medicines See Triple-Digit Gross sales Development Catalina. Yeah, however the place’s the RCT?

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Evolutionary price of SARS-CoV-2 will increase throughout zoonotic an infection of farmed mink Virus Evolution. From the Summary: “In 2020, the primary detected anthropozoonotic spillover occasion of SARS-CoV-2 occurred in mink farms all through Europe and North America. Each spill-back of mink-associated lineages into the human inhabitants and the unfold into the encompassing wildlife have been reported, highlighting the potential formation of a zoonotic reservoir…. We advise that SARS-CoV-2 undergoes a short, however appreciable, improve in evolutionary price in response to better selective pressures throughout species jumps, which can result in the prevalence of mink-specific mutations.”

Unique survey reveals ‘worryingly excessive’ ranges of lengthy Covid amongst nurses Nursing Occasions. To not fear. We’ve acquired telemedicine, AI, robots, and naturally concierge drugs for the deserving.

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Youngsters’s immune techniques don’t develop ‘adaptive’ reminiscence to guard in opposition to second time SARS-CoV-2 an infection Information Medical Life Sciences. Unique.

California drops plan for college vaccine requirement CalMatters


China’s mega-rich transfer their wealth, and partying, to Singapore Channel Information Asia

In China’s Covid Fog, Deaths of Students Provide a Clue NYT. Breathtakingly speedy pivot by the press from yammering that Zero Covid was a catastrophe to yammering that ending Zero Covid was a catastrophe. (I can not discover the remark, however IIRC GM proposed an an identical methodology some months in the past, though based mostly on Wikipedia entries, not obituaries from the Chinese language Academy of Engineering and the Chinese language Academy of Sciences.)

China’s Political Discourse December 2022: A Slap within the Face on Covid Coverage Sinocism. Granted, my view is restricted — we now have a “?” after the “China” class for a motive — however it’s very arduous for me to see how, on condition that Xi has adopted the West’s coverage of mass an infection with out mitigation, the CCP is “Communist” in something however title, and even socialist. Others could disagree….

President Xi’s Dilemma: Go to Moscow Quickly Or Hope That Blinken Nonetheless Comes To Beijing First? Andrew Korybko’s Publication. Meals for thought, however I’m unsure how nutritious.


U-turn! Adani group shares rally as much as 20% to hit higher circuits. Right here’s why The Financial Occasions

Management, Complexity and Politics: Deconstructing the Adani Affair! Musings on Markets. From an extended thread by this account:

Why can India be hardly understood as a “civilizational state”? (interview) Vijay Prashad, MR On-line

European Disunion

Nationwide warning strikes at Deutsche Publish on Monday and Tuesday Market Screener

Regional transport strike begins, rubbish collectors’ strike to unfold Dutch Information

Violent shaking after shallow M7.8 earthquake hits Turkey – Syria border area — greater than 500 fatalities, 1000’s injured The Watchers

Expensive Outdated Blighty

Britain Is A lot Worse Off Than It Understands Overseas Coverage. The deck: “Issues weren’t practically this dangerous within the Nineteen Seventies—however the nation’s leaders haven’t grasped that but.”

British staff stage largest strike in historical past of well being service Reuters. Useful calendar:

Lot of blanks to fill in, truly.

Because the UK’s NHS goes on strike, the nation’s complete well being mannequin is being questioned Le Monde. Sure, privatization could be very dangerous.

Royal Mail simply shamed itself twice on the identical day the CWU introduced a postal strike The Canary

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

Russia Builds Strain on Ukraine Alongside Entrance Line WSJ. Stalingrad, it’s not. However:

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Ukrainians are united in rejection of any compromise with the Kremlin The Atlantic Council. Actual Blobs go to Moscow.

Bandera mythologies and their traps for Ukraine Open Democracy. From 2016, nonetheless germane. They don’t even attempt to conceal it:

Marchenko is a former (?) commander of the Proper Sector-adjacent Aidar Battalion. Not good individuals in any respect. And what the heck occurred to the German Greens? Have been they all the time like this?

Over 8,000 individuals submit purposes to hitch the Offensive Guard Ukrainska Pravda. Slightly over 1% of the 700,000-man pressure Ukraine began with, however who’s counting?

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US sends long-range missiles to Ukraine WSWS (GF) however Ukraine says it won’t strike Russian territory with new missiles Reuters. Oh.

Ammo provide chain disaster: Ukraine conflict checks Europe in race to re-arm FT

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Russia in Africa: how Moscow purchased a brand new sphere of affect on a budget FT

UN chief says world is heading in the direction of ‘wider conflict,’ issuing warnings for 2023 Andalou Company

Biden Administration

Musk, Tesla win securities fraud battle over that ‘funding secured’ tweet The Register. The sumptuous deck: “‘Knowledge of the individuals has prevailed’ SpaceX supremo beams.”

Provide Chain

Tanker delivery consolidation saga watched ‘prefer it’s Netflix’ Hellenic Delivery Information

The Bezzle

The Nice Fraud Reckoning Insider

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An interview with AI: What ChatGPT says about itself Yahoo Information. Stanford College Professor Johannes Eichstaedt: “ChatGPT has been programmed to supply up solutions that assuage our fears over AI changing us.” Properly, now that I consider it, of course.

ChatGPT isn’t an incredible leap ahead, it’s an costly cope with the satan Guardian

ChatGPT Is About to Dump Extra Work on Everybody The Atlantic

Sports activities Desk

Right here’s Who Will Be Speaking About Jesus On Tremendous Bowl Sunday The Lever


J&J’s pharma group quietly works by way of world overhaul, with layoffs anticipated to achieve a number of international locations Fierce Pharma

Zeitgeist Watch

Ohio crews launch poisonous chemical compounds from derailed prepare Axios Cleveland. “Managed launch.” Fairly the visible:


Imperial Collapse Watch

Aggressive Nation-Constructing Noema. The deck: “The geopolitical financial system of deglobalization.”

We’re #1! We’re #1!

Realignment and Legitimacy

Authorities By Panic (excerpt) Matt Taibbi, TK Information. This passage caught my eye:

Now take a hypothetical. Say you’re a member of the American political institution after the 2016 election of Donald Trump. You’re gazing 4 years as a part of a government-in-exile and want a brand new message to resolve your perception downside. What’s your reply?

My speculation is such individuals by no means bothered to search out one. As an alternative, they declared a state of emergency.

What emergency? Doesn’t matter. Russian interference was a superb startup catastrophe, however you’ll be able to maintain altering them. The essential factor is the sample. One, declare a disaster. Two, unfold panic. Three, take emergency measures. For those who do that again and again, you find yourself with everlasting disaster, everlasting panic, everlasting emergency rule. As long as new crises maintain evoking unconscious worry and nervousness, the legitimacy of the political institution is constantly justified.

As regular, Taibbi simplifies brilliantly (particularly on the three-stage “sample” driving all this). Nonetheless, I believe that (1) “American political institution” is obscure; I might say the Democrat Social gathering and allied factions, expressing the category energy of the PMC, which got here to class consciousness after the shock of Clinton’s 2016 defeat; and I don’t suppose (2) “state of emergency” is appropriate framing; reasonably “state of exception” (or, in Schmitt’s authentic German, Ausnahmezustand). The merger of the intelligence group, the Democrat Social gathering, and the platforms right into a single community is one instance of such a state.

Class Warfare

How My Co-Staff Acquired Me Reinstated at Amazon’s San Bernardino Air Hub Labor Notes

Neanderthals lived in teams large enough to eat big elephants Science

Returning to millet, crop of ancestors, to enhance meals safety Andalou Company

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