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41 days ago

Bill on Transgender Health Equity Doesn’t Just Stall, It Sort of Vanishes

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42 days ago

Black Lives Matter needs to get its (real expensive) house in order

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42 days ago

Black Lives Matter needs to get its (real expensive) house in order

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52 days ago

Since the policy launched, more than 21,000 overdue or lost items have been returned in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx, and more than 51,000 have been returned to branches in Brooklyn. More importantly, people are coming back to the library.

New York Public Library says tens of thousands of books have been returned since policy of no late fees was adopted

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57 days ago

they observed reduced gray matter volume in some regions of the limbic system, involving several structures important for producing behavioral and emotional responses. The largest differences, ranging from 0.2% to 2% reductions, were seen in the left parahippocampal gyrus and the entorhinal cortex. These regions play an important role in the hippocampal memory system, so gray matter loss could signify future memory impairments.

A Case Of Shrunken Brains: How Covid-19 May Damage Brain Cells

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57 days ago

Four Months Ago, Biden Said Haiti Wasn’t Safe. Now He’s Deporting Thousands There.

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57 days ago

Kernighan’s Law:

Best practices for writing code comments

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63 days ago

If We're Back to 'Normal,' Why Am I Still So Exhausted All the Time?

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68 days ago

The same geography that for so long worked in Mariupol’s favor

'Why? Why? Why?' Ukraine's Mariupol descends into despair

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71 days ago

'This is the section of the memo that calls on Russian media to make as much use as possible of Tucker Carlson’s broadcasts. No other Western journalist is referenced in the memo.'

Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson

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71 days ago

China's 'Silicon Valley' manufacturing hub orders production halts to control a Covid spike

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125 days ago

The Long-Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees

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141 days ago

More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes

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146 days ago

Scientists watch giant ‘doomsday’ glacier in Antarctica with concern

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151 days ago

Tile Buyer Life360 Selling Precise Location Data on Millions of Users

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151 days ago

Let me start from the beginning. Overall, Omicron has an advantage over Delta. The reasons for that advantage could be multiple. We don’t currently know the exact parameters, but we know, for example, that it’s better at escaping immunity, whether it’s previous immunity from infection or immunity from vaccination, even immunity from boosters. So in a population that’s vaccinated, Omicron will have an advantage over Delta.

But if the advantage over Delta is all immune escape, it means it will perform relatively better in the vaccinated, which is a population it can absolutely dominate, as compared to the unvaccinated population, where it may have a much smaller advantage. Is that right?

That’s the second big question that I think a lot of us are trying to answer is. We know about immune escape. But is Omicron also more transmissible than Delta? By that, I mean, if the population was fully susceptible, would it still have an advantage over Delta? And that’s something we don’t know yet.

Is Omicron a New Wave or a Parallel Pandemic?

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197 days ago

Pfizer antiviral pill reduced risk of covid hospitalization and death by 89 percent in high-risk people, company study shows

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204 days ago

Parler--a right-wing social media site--found the planning for January 6th so legally exposing that they informed the FBI about it. The posts were about killing politicians. They also described kamikaze tactics. The FBI did not act on the warning.

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1454912443466096640

Red Flags

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204 days ago

Red Flags

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207 days ago

'New hidden world' discovered in Earth's inner core

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211 days ago

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

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211 days ago

Leaked documents reveal the fossil fuel and meat producing countries lobbying against climate action

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211 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff

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247 days ago

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253 days ago

Coffman navigates over to the Wikipedia article about one of the conspirators—Arthur Nebe, a high-ranking member of the SS. Apart from his role in the plot, Nebe’s main claim to notability is that he came up with the idea of turning vans into mobile gas chambers by piping in exhaust fumes. The article acknowledges both of these facts, along with the detail that Nebe tested his system on the mentally ill. But it also says that he worked to “reduce the atrocities committed,” going so far as to give his bloodthirsty superiors inflated death totals.

Coffman will recall that she feels “totally disoriented.” She cannot believe that an innovator in mass murder would have tried to protect the Jews and other supposed subhumans his troops rounded up. She checks the footnotes. The claim is attributed to War of Extermination, a compendium of academic essays originally published in 1995.

Coffman knows the book is legit, because she happens to have a copy on loan from the library. When she goes to the cited page, she finds a paragraph that appears to confirm all the Wikipedia article’s wild claims. But then she reads the first sentence of the next paragraph: “This is, of course, nonsense.”

Coffman navigates over to the Wikipedia article about one of the conspirators—Arthur Nebe, a high-ranking member of the SS. Apart from his role in the plot, Nebe’s main claim to notability is that he came up with the idea of turning vans into mobile gas chambers by piping in exhaust fumes. The article acknowledges both of these facts, along with the detail that Nebe tested his system on the mentally ill. But it also says that he worked to “reduce the atrocities committed,” going so far as to give his bloodthirsty superiors inflated death totals.

Coffman will recall that she feels “totally disoriented.” She cannot believe that an innovator in mass murder would have tried to protect the Jews and other supposed subhumans his troops rounded up. She checks the footnotes. The claim is attributed to War of Extermination, a compendium of academic essays originally published in 1995.

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

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253 days ago

Could I get long COVID after a breakthrough infection?
The chance I might go on to develop long COVID was front and center in my mind when I had a breakthrough case.

While there's not a lot of data yet, research does show that breakthrough infections can lead to the kind of persistent symptoms that characterize long COVID, including brain fog, fatigue and headaches. "Hopefully that number is low. Hopefully it doesn't last as long and it's not as severe, but it's just too early to know these things," says Topol.

Recent research from the U.K. suggests that vaccinated people

I got a 'mild' breakthrough case. Here's what I wish I'd known

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256 days ago

Reflections on Burnout

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258 days ago

One in 5,000

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269 days ago

Ronaldo's return to Man United has shocked the soccer world. Here's why

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278 days ago

The Earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat as it did in 2005, according to new research, described as an “unprecedented” increase amid the climate crisis.

Scientists from Nasa, the US space agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), reported in a new study that Earth’s “energy imbalance approximately doubled” from 2005 to 2019. The increase was described as “alarming”.

Earth is trapping ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, Nasa says

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281 days ago

Post-viral syndromes have long been understudied. Long COVID is a bundle of the unexplained aftereffects of a virus that we’ve never encountered before. That’s an especially hard thing to study. Yet, pushed by patient advocates, scientists are trying to get a handle on the depth of the problem.

According to one meta-analysis of research, at least some symptoms persist longer than two weeks for 80 percent of COVID-19 patients. An English survey found that more than 10 percent of people who had COVID-19 said the disease’s effects were still having a “significant effect on my daily life” 12 weeks after infection. Another found only 2 percent of people experiencing symptoms 12 weeks after infection. And another found 38 percent of post-COVID people with at least one symptom 12 weeks out. Many research studies and anecdotal stories speak to the prevalence of these problems. But the specifics are really hard to pin down, as are the risk factors.

The Messiest Phase of the Pandemic Yet

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284 days ago

The central distortion reflected in the Kaiser report — and echoed by communicators elsewhere, including in the Times — is the result of a basic error of comparison, one that should have been obvious to anyone familiar with the shape of the pandemic. Almost all of these calculations about the share of breakthrough cases have been made using year-to-date 2021 data, which include several months before mass vaccination (when by definition vanishingly few breakthrough cases could have occurred) during which time the vast majority of the year’s total cases and deaths took place (during the winter surge). That means that to calculate a prevalence ratio for cases or deaths using the full year’s data requires you to effectively divide a numerator of four months of data by a denominator of seven months of data. And because those first few, brutal months of the year were exceptional ones, do not reflect anything like the present state of vaccination or the disease, they throw off the ratios even further. Two thirds of 2021 cases and 80 percent of deaths came before April 1, when only 15 percent of the country was fully vaccinated, which means calculating year-to-date ratios means possibly underestimating the prevalence of breakthrough cases by a factor of three and breakthrough deaths by a factor of five. And if the ratios are calculated using data sets that end before the Delta surge, as many have been, that adds an additional distortion , since both breakthrough cases and severe illness among the vaccinated appear to be significantly more common with this variant than with previous ones.

Don’t Panic, But Breakthrough Cases May Be a Bigger Issue Than You’ve Been Told

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288 days ago

Covid made him so fatigued that he could barely leave his bed for 35 days, and he was so dizzy that he had to sit to keep from fainting in the shower. When he returned to his Dallas high school classes, brain fog caused him to see “numbers floating off the page” in math, to forget to turn in a history paper on Japanese Samurai he’d written days earlier and to insert fragments of French into an English assignment.

‘This Is Really Scary’: Kids Struggle With Long Covid

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292 days ago

Lambda variant shows vaccine resistance

The Lambda variant of the coronavirus, first identified in Peru and now spreading in South America, is highly infectious and more resistant to vaccines than the original version of the virus the emerged from Wuhan, China, Japanese researchers have found. In laboratory experiments, they found that three mutations in Lambda's spike protein, known as RSYLTPGD246-253N, 260 L452Q and F490S, help it resist neutralization by vaccine-induced antibodies. Two additional mutations, T76I and L452Q, help make Lambda highly infectious, they found.

Delta infections among vaccinated likely contagious; Lambda variant shows vaccine resistance in lab

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297 days ago

“These handwritten notes show that President Trump directly instructed our nation’s top law enforcement agency to take steps to overturn a free and fair election in the final days of his presidency,”

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election ‘corrupt’

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298 days ago

NASA beams back spectacular images of Jupiter and our solar system's biggest moon, Ganymede

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298 days ago

As Wilkins took a closer look to investigate the origin of the flares, he saw a series of smaller flashes. These, the researchers determined, are the same X-ray flares but reflected from the back of the disk – a first glimpse at the far side of a black hole.

“I’ve been building theoretical predictions of how these echoes appear to us for a few years,” said Wilkins. “I’d already seen them in the theory I’ve been developing, so once I saw them in the telescope observations, I could figure out the connection.”

Stanford astrophysicists report first detection of light from behind a black hole

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298 days ago

You are America

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299 days ago

Stanford astrophysicists report first detection of light from behind a black hole

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303 days ago

I asked Hong whether I was crazy. Was all of this overkill? Sure, the air felt comfortable, but was it really any better? “You solved it intuitively,” Hong said. “From a fluid-mechanics point of view, you are producing a pressure gradient,” which is a fancy way of saying that the air in my house is successfully moving from one side to another. Without a pressure gradient, you end up with what Hong calls a “stable circulation,” in which particles move around and around with no exit route. A big no-no.

One of my rooms has only one window, and therefore only one vent. Hong admonished me. “It’s a very, very bad design to have ventilation in and out in the same place. Much better to have multiple locations.” For those of us renting homes, knocking a new hole in a wall to add a second vent can be difficult. But for businesses, adding vents could be a smart investment.

Thankfully, you can create safer air without going to my extremes. If you can’t afford in-window vents, just crack as many windows as possible. Open doors between single-window rooms to help establish gradients. Do this even with the air conditioner on, or the heater come winter. Yes, it’s less energy efficient, but even one cracked window will slowly replenish stagnant air. Two cracked windows help the air better figure out how to move. You can also augment the quality of air in a single-vent room by adding a HEPA filter, which has been shown to effectively reduce dangerous aerosols

How I Mastered the Art of Ventilating My Home

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303 days ago

I asked Hong whether I was crazy. Was all of this overkill? Sure, the air felt comfortable, but was it really any better? “You solved it intuitively,” Hong said. “From a fluid-mechanics point of view, you are producing a pressure gradient,” which is a fancy way of saying that the air in my house is successfully moving from one side to another. Without a pressure gradient, you end up with what Hong calls a “stable circulation,” in which particles move around and around with no exit route. A big no-no.

One of my rooms has only one window, and therefore only one vent. Hong admonished me. “It’s a very, very bad design to have ventilation in and out in the same place. Much better to have multiple locations.” For those of us renting homes, knocking a new hole in a wall to add a second vent can be difficult. But for businesses, adding vents could be a smart investment.

Thankfully, you can create safer air without going to my extremes. If you can’t afford in-window vents, just crack as many windows as possible. Open doors between single-window rooms to help establish gradients. Do this even with the air conditioner on, or the heater come winter. Yes, it’s less energy efficient, but even one cracked window will slowly replenish stagnant air. Two cracked windows help the air better figure out how to move. You can also augment the quality of air in a single-vent room by adding a HEPA filter, which has been shown to effectively reduce dangerous aerosols

How I Mastered the Art of Ventilating My Home

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312 days ago

In the days leading up to January 6, Leonnig and Rucker write, Milley was worried about Trump's call to action. "Milley told his staff that he believed Trump was stoking unrest, possibly in hopes of an excuse to invoke the Insurrection Act and call out the military."
Milley viewed Trump as "the classic authoritarian leader with nothing to lose," the authors write, and he saw parallels between Adolf Hitler's rhetoric as a victim and savior and Trump's false claims of election fraud.
"This is a Reichstag moment," Milley told aides, according to the book. "The gospel of the Führer."

'They're not going to f**king succeed': Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election, according to new book

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312 days ago

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House

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315 days ago

Former England defender Gary Neville said the decision on who was taking the penalties would have been made well before Sunday's final.

"They would have worked out over the last few weeks in camp, done sessions on it, looked at who's scoring the most and got the best record," he said. "It would be scientific, it would be data-led."

Grealish defends Southgate penalty decisions

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324 days ago

Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare

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341 days ago

Florida emerges as a cradle of the insurrection as Jan. 6 Capitol riot arrests keep piling up

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351 days ago

WRINKLES IN SPACETIME: The Warped Astrophysics of Interstellar

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360 days ago

US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps

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388 days ago

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397 days ago

We Are Turning COVID-19 Into a Young Person’s Disease

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