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The minds of plants aeon (Douw) Video captures deer flying through a school bus windshield BBC. Looks like the deer was OK. Seal Alliance asks walkers to give the animals space as lockdown eases BBC In an anti-tick effort, officials call for more moose-hunting permits in NEK VTDigger (resilc) Where billions of cicadas will emerge this spring (and over the next decade), in one map Vox (resilc) Drones Flying Over Arlington to Measure Deer Population Newsroom (resilc) Overuse of antibiotics threatens China’s fish farms, scientists warn South China Morning Post Meet Boston Dynamics’ next commercial robot, Stretch ars technica (resilc). So much nicer: Walking machine test YouTube Not so vanilla: The mission to spice up our favourite flavour New Scientist (Dr. Kevin) A town’s water is

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The minds of plants aeon (Douw)

Video captures deer flying through a school bus windshield BBC. Looks like the deer was OK.

Seal Alliance asks walkers to give the animals space as lockdown eases BBC

In an anti-tick effort, officials call for more moose-hunting permits in NEK VTDigger (resilc)

Where billions of cicadas will emerge this spring (and over the next decade), in one map Vox (resilc)

Drones Flying Over Arlington to Measure Deer Population Newsroom (resilc)

Overuse of antibiotics threatens China’s fish farms, scientists warn South China Morning Post

Meet Boston Dynamics’ next commercial robot, Stretch ars technica (resilc). So much nicer: Walking machine test YouTube

Not so vanilla: The mission to spice up our favourite flavour New Scientist (Dr. Kevin)

A town’s water is contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ – how did it get this bad? Guardian

The Trouble with Brain Scans Nautilus (Anthony L)

#COVID-19

Science/Medicine

What the heck happened to John Ioannidis? Science-Based Medicine (Paul R)

Antibody responses to the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine in individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 Nature (furzy)

This is the OMG part (guurst):

VA Study: How Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity Last? Angry Bear. Better than Pfizer implied yesterday, but (so far) not great.

Almost third of UK Covid hospital patients readmitted within four months Guardian

Post-Covid outcomes after release from hospital BBC (resilc)

Now Holland stops giving AstraZeneca vaccine to under-60s and family of French woman, 38, who died after jab sue – despite scientists insisting there’s NO evidence of link to blood clots Daily Mail

UK/Europe

Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter BBC

US

More than 11,000 cases of a troubling variant reported in the US. These states have the highest numbers CNN

Travel Guidance Eased as CDC Says Vaccinated People at Low Risk Bloomberg

Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports WXTL

Fauci says U.S. may not need AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Reuters fk: “The noble liar strikes again.”

Finance/Economy

Congress Extends Covid-19 Bankruptcy Relief for Consumers, Small Businesses Wall Street Journal

China?

Japan weighs Senkaku options as Chinese coast guard gets new power Nikkei

Antitrust scrutiny is a growing concern for China’s Big Tech Axios. UserFriendly: “Makes you wonder if the CCP only tolerated the size as a counterweight to our monopolists.”

China-Iran pact paves way for alternative to Suez Asia Times. Kevin W: “In spite of his enthusiasm, I think that it is still cheaper to ship mass goods by ship rather then train.”

Portugal Envoy Urges US to Bid on Key Seaport as PRC Influence Grows Voice of America. Resilc: “We have no game.”

The Origins of a Distinguished Diplomatic Career and the U.S.-China Fight for Primacy BPR (Kevin W)

Old Blighty

London needed a win. Instead it got its worst IPO in history CNN (Kevin W)

British lawyer Geoffrey Robertson and his fake Magnitsky story Lucy Komisar

New Cold War

Biden to hold first call with Ukrainian president amid Russian buildup Politico

Crucial interview of Foreign Minister Lavrov (MUST READ!) Saker (Heresy101)

Who needs a war in Ukraine? Defend Democracy

Cuba erects giant concrete flag in front of US embassy France 24

Syraqistan

Hundreds of new witnesses to testify at Netanyahu’s trial Jerusalem Post (resilc)

Military force would hasten, not prevent, an Iranian nuclear weapon Responsible Statecraft (resilc)

Is a choked up Suez Canal just a taste of the future? Fortune

Should UN Intervention in Myanmar Be Off the Table? The Diplomat (resilc)

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Marine Corps Is About to Reinvent Itself—Drastically Popular Mechanics

Biden

Migrant Arrests at U.S. Southern Border Reach 15-Year High Wall Street Journal

America Needs a Manufacturing Strategy IndustryWeek (resilc)

Senator Smith calls for Biden appointees to finish mining study and consider 20-year prohibition Quetico Superior Wilderness News (Chuck L)

1 officer dead, 1 injured after car rams Capitol barrier; suspect fatally shot The Hill

Vulnerable Dems fret after getting a shock: AOC’s campaign cash Politico (Kevin W)

Is Traditional Liberalism Vanishing? Matt Taibbi

Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

North Carolina Cop Who Choked, Bodyslammed K-9 Resigns Ahead of Termination Sputnik (Kevin W)

New York’s Legal Weed Law Could Still Screw Over Black People Vice

MLB moving All-Star Game, draft out of Georgia following outcry over voting law Reuters

Talk about odd bedfellows:

Dish blasts T-Mobile for plans to shut down CDMA network Axios (UserFriendly)

The joke is on Volkswagen after April Fool’s name change debacle Al Jazeera (Kevin W)

Head of Google’s self-driving car project steps down Financial Times

‘Full Bull Run’ Heisenberger Report (resilc)

Class Warfare

Rahm Emanuel Headlines Event For Group Fighting $15 Minimum Wage David Sirota

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