Wednesday, September 09, 2020

US seeks formal alliance similar to Nato with India, Japan and Australia,

If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” 

– Tony Gaskins via JM


US seeks formal alliance similar to Nato with India, Japan and Australia, State Department official says Defend Democracy

Scientists Film Hummingbirds Flying Through Waterfalls, And It’s Beautiful And Genius Science Alert 

A Parliament of Owls New York Review of Books 

Stonehenge enhanced acoustics for people inside the monument Science News 

 The Problem With Facebook and Shared Social Media ‘Spaces’ | The American Spectator

I don’t have a Facebook account and have no intention of getting one. I do have a Twitter account. But I never use it. I just don’t have time for that sort of thing. Email is time-consuming enough. But at least it has a purpose beyond just shooting off one’s mouth

The Swiss canton of Zug will now accept taxes paid in either Bitcoin or Ether (Bloomberg).  Limited to up to 100k, however, and maybe more of a marketing move than a real fiscal validation of crypto as money?

The American Dream Should Not Depend On Chinese Labor The American Conservative 


Disney’s Mulan hit with bad reviews in China as pirated copies circulate online ahead of theatrical release South China Morning Post

NuScale’s Small Nuclear Reactor Gets US Safety Approval ars technica

Affluence Killed New York, Not the PandemicThe Atlantic

New York City Warehouse Storing Million-Dollar Art to Shut Down Bloomberg. Too much money sloshed in to New York. Now it’s sloshing out

Cosmic signal rattles Earth after 7 billion years BBC 

These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat The Verge 

Unique study of man who sees ‘melting’ faces sheds light on the brain’s visual system PsyPost

Scientists develop new compound which kills both types of antibiotic resistant superbugs