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PhysOrg (Robert M)
Yahoo (Thomas D)
Gizmodo (Kevin W)
Business Insider (David L)
USA Today (David L)
NPR (David L)
Project Syndicate (David L)
The Verge (David L)
Guardian (Kevin W)
Space Weather Archive. Glenn F: “It seems to be an effect from low solar activity.” From the post:
Who cares? For starters, anyone who flies. Cosmic radiation at aviation altitudes is typically 50 times that of natural sources at sea level. Pilots are classified as occupational radiation workers by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and, according to a recent study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, flight attendants face an elevated risk of cancer compared to members of the general population. They listed cosmic rays as one of several risk factors.
New Atlas (David L)
d Intercept. Very useful backgrounder. Ireland is the obvious problem, but the “future relationship” isn’t solved either, and that is a huge practical as well as negotiating problem. How can the UK exit and not have adequate internal agreement on the eventual shape of a trade and services deal?
In response to in EP: I don’t know what the result of the talks is going to be. But I know that it is the Brexiteers, who are 100% responsible for bringing back the problem of the Irish border.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident)
City AM versus Financial Times
New Cold War
RT (Chuck L)
Military.com (Kevin W)
Moon of Alabama
Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch (J-LS)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
RT. Kevin W: “Creepy video.”
LifeHacker (David L). If you think the NSA doesn’t retain this info, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.
Guardian (Brooklyn Bridge) :-(
BBC (David L)
Russiagate pretty much subsists on fiction anyway, so makes sense to give fiction writers a crack at it:
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate)
Wall Street Journal
Climateability News (J-LS)
Stuff. Lambert flags the last para. And my question in light of the pipe bomb frisson of yesterday: how come no one seems worried about driverless cars as a perfect way to deliver car bombs?
Wolf Street (EM)
VoxEU. I’d love to know who paid for this, or whether this is the intellectual version of working toward the Fuhrer. And see this:Financial Times.
Wall Street Journal
Wired. Chuck L highlighted this part:
It is only now, a decade after the financial crisis, that the American public seems to appreciate that what we thought was disruption worked more like extraction—of our data, our attention, our time, our creativity, our content, our DNA, our homes, our cities, our relationships. The tech visionaries’ predictions did not usher us into the future, but rather a future where they are kings.
Condemned to DEBT (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. Again from Tracie H:” Sea Lion in Newport Beach Harbor. ‘What a nice man; letting me use his fishing boat for sunbathing!’”
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.