Not a Stunning ImageFebruary 14, 2020
A few days ago, the temperature in Antarctica was a pleasant 70 degrees. Good lord. It’s probably the hottest temperature ever recorded there. The Post reports: The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest-warming parts of the world. Most of the glaciers in that region are retreating rapidly. According to a 2018 study, ice-shelf collapse …
Finger-Pointing and Facial ExpressionsFebruary 13, 2020
So, about 15,000 new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus were added by Chinese officials…in one day…in one province. This isn’t because there are suddenly a tidal wave of new infections, but because they are now changing diagnostic criteria to determine whether one is infected. Roni Caryn Rabin at NYT reports: A change in diagnosis may …
All the Monsters Live in OhioFebruary 12, 2020
Benjamin Radford takes on the myths and misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus, and there’s a lot of important stuff here worth sharing with folks: When people are frightened by diseases, they cling to any information and often distrust official information. These fears are amplified by the fact that the virus is of course invisible to …
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