European Gaia spacecraft’s first major data dump — the most detailed 3D chart yet of our Galaxy — will keep researchers busy for decades. Nature
Experiment shows Einstein’s quantum ‘spooky action’ approaches the human scale The Conversation (UserFriendly).
Deutsche Bank retreats in investment bank overhaul FT
Bosch Says It’s Made a Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel Engines Bloomberg
Drugs taken by millions for incontinence, depression and Parkinson’s may increase risk of dementia, finds study Independent (original).
Mental Health On A Budget Slate Star Codex
Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms Electronic Intifida. With transcript.
Yes, Trump and Kim Can Make a Deal That’s Good for Everyone Foreign Policy (!).
Kim Jong-un made Donald Trump an offer he couldn’t refuse The Interpreter
What North Korea Really Wants: A Normalized Relationship With the United States The Diplomat
Problematic pudding: Korean Summit dessert draws ire from Japan Asian Correspondent
Best 30 Books to Understand Modern China What’s on Weibo. Seems heavy on digital, light on China’s working class and interior. Can readers augment?
Guest Contribution: “Can Media and Text Analytics Provide Insights into Labour Market Conditions in China?” Econbrowser
Everyday politics Aeon
‘Five Eyes’ seek to counter China’s Pacific influence Asia Times
EU ambassadors band together against Silk Road Handelsblatt
UK government paid consultants £680K for Brexit customs plan Politico
DUP threatens to bring down Theresa May’s Government if it crosses Customs Union red line MSN
Wales isolates Nicola Sturgeon over EU powers after Brexit Guardian
The Consumer Complaints Database That Could Disappear From View NPR. “So far, Americans have filed more than a million of these complaints.”
Michael Cohen says he’ll plead the Fifth in the Stormy Daniels lawsuit Vox
Dems slam CIA offer to view classified Haspel records Politico. If we’d prosecuted the torturers, we’d have plenty of records, but on that, as on so much else, [genuflects] Obama chose not to govern. And here we are. “Slam,” forsooth.
CIA nominee’s insider history raises deep state fears FT
What if the Insider Threat Is You? The Cipher Brief
2016 Post Mortem
Hillary’s aides called the Clinton Foundation ‘Chelsea’s nest egg’, reveals new book whose author is being trolled on Twitter by former first daughter for writing ‘fiction’ Daily Mail. Chozick freezes her eggs to cover Clinton’s campaign and write this book, and what thanks does she get? “Believe the woman”? Lol no. Trolling is the response she gets.
Why can’t liberals accept the truth about Hillary’s 2016 failure? The Week
Democrats in Disarray
Inside A Divisive Fight Over How A Top Progressive Think Tank Handled Sexual Harassment Buzz. “CAP’s handling of the allegations against [Benton] Strong came as a profound disappointment to the young progressive women who joined the organization, many of whom saw their jobs as an entrée to what they expected would be the Clinton White House.” Life’s little ironies…
Joy-Ann Reid’s ‘I Was Hacked’ Story Doesn’t Add Up New York Magazine. I’m shocked.
Should Big Brother Be Public or Private? Sardonicky
How Fake Mark Zuckerbergs Scam Facebook Users Out of Their Cash NYT
Facebook blows through Wall Street’s ad revenue expectations FT
Smart homes are a dystopian nightmare FT. There’s that word, “smart.”
The rise of the cyber-humanitarians New Internationalist
Experts Say AI Could Raise the Risks of Nuclear War Defense One
Imperial Collapse Watch
History notes: A scrap book of words and actions Monthly Review
Anything Can Be Rescinded LRB
Commitment & analysis Stumbling and Mumbling
U.S. inequality: It’s worse than we thought Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. “We”?
Why the Cause of Full Employment Is Back from the Dead The American Prospect
Failure to record Cook County eviction court hearings leaves tenants vulnerable Injustice Watch
Marxists Look Back on the Russian Revolution The American Conservative
Anti-fracking documentary wins top prize at EarthxFilm GreenSourceDFW. “Unfractured follows biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into the fight against fracking in New York State.” A successful fight. Let’s not be afraid to use the word “win”!
Take the City Nature Challenge City Nature Challange (EA). “Nearly 70 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge.” Runs April 27-30. Sound neat!
‘Winds of Winter’ not coming in 2018, ‘Thrones’ author Martin says Reuters
‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention Guardian. “So many aspects of life depend on fossil fuels, except for music and love and education and happiness. These things, which hardly use fossil fuels, are what we must focus on.”
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.