Saturday, April 13, 2019

Metaphors and News We Can Use

The electronic song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” reduces host attack and mating success in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti. Acta Tropica. News you can use!

What's happening with Hans Blumenberg? Long eclipsed, the late German thinker is having a moment. On metaphors, history, and lions Metaphors 

REVEALED: The five ways the human race could be WIPED OUT because of global warming Daily Mail. From McKibben’s latest book. I’ve gotta say — and as I’ve said, criticizing McKibben is like kicking a puppy — history will not look kindly on McKibben’s multi-decade failure to mobilize and politicize. 
Ex-DNI: ‘Stunning and scary’ that Barr would raise spying allegation CNN. “You say ‘Clapper is stunned and scared’ like that’s a bad thing.”

Rich nations’ middle classes in ‘rocky waters’ as incomes flatline FT. First, they came for the working class… 
Dark Patterns: How Weaponized Usability Hurts Users DataBreach (DK). I’m sure readers have spotted many such “dark patterns” in the wild.
The Perplexing Physics of Imaging a Black HoleWired (DL). About the Event Horizon Telescope. Science is popping!
DHS, FBI say election systems in all 50 states were targeted in 2016 Ars Technica. As usual: “Despite
gaps in our data where  some states  appear to be untouched by Russian activities, we have moderate confidence that Russian actors likely conducted  at least reconnaissance against all US states.” Let the cyber gravy train roll! And let’s have no loose talk about hand-marked paper ballots, hand-counted in public