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Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago Guardian (The Rev Kev) Can Flight Attendants Tell If You Don’t Put Your Phone Into Airplane Mode? Conde Nast Traveler Italy’s Book Doctor Craftsmanship Quarterly New York Times essay complains it’s ‘sexist’ for Elizabeth Holmes to be held accountable for Theranos disaster Fox (The Rev Kev) Why Facebook is using Ray-Ban to stake a claim on our faces MIT Technology Review 36,000 gigatons of carbon heralded history’s biggest mass extinction Ars Technica It was complete pandemonium’: the towns grappling with bear attacks bear attacks Guardian #COVID-19 Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought Medical Express (RM) Coronaviruses with a SARS-CoV-2-like receptor-binding domain allowing ACE2-mediated entry

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Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago Guardian (The Rev Kev)

Can Flight Attendants Tell If You Don’t Put Your Phone Into Airplane Mode? Conde Nast Traveler

Italy’s Book Doctor Craftsmanship Quarterly

New York Times essay complains it’s ‘sexist’ for Elizabeth Holmes to be held accountable for Theranos disaster Fox (The Rev Kev)

Why Facebook is using Ray-Ban to stake a claim on our faces MIT Technology Review

36,000 gigatons of carbon heralded history’s biggest mass extinction Ars Technica

It was complete pandemonium’: the towns grappling with bear attacks bear attacks Guardian

#COVID-19

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought Medical Express (RM)

Coronaviruses with a SARS-CoV-2-like receptor-binding domain allowing ACE2-mediated entry into human cells isolated from bats of Indochinese peninsula Research Square. Preprint.

Bats in Laos caves found to carry coronaviruses that share key feature with Sars-CoV-2 The Straits Times

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FDA advisory panel recommends booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine only for older and high-risk Americans Stat

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer Booster for 65 and Up, Rejects Broad Use Bloomberg

VIRTUAL MEETING Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Video of the FDA meeting.

mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines in Pregnant Women New England Journal of Medicine

As world leaders gather in New York for U.N. General Assembly, a vaccine mandate creates confusion and dissent WaPo

Vaccine nasal sprays aim to ‘shut door’ on virus Japan Times (saywhat?)

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Coronavirus: Over 86% of Mumbai’s population has antibodies, shows fifth sero survey Scroll

North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike France 24

Delta variant: How government repeatedly ignored flaws in its Covid strategy which let strain tear through UK i

Facebook deletes accounts of German anti-lockdown group Deutsche Welle

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After the California Recall, Gov. Newsom Should Reflect on COVID Missteps Capital & Main

Alaska once had the highest vaccination rate. Now it’s in a COVID-19 crisis. ABC

COVID-19 relief money could help pay for Alabama prisons Montgomery Advertiser

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines Nature (Dr. Kevin)

mRNA’s History- And Its Future Science (Dr. Kevin)

Biologists Rethink the Logic Behind Cells’ Molecular Signals  Quanta (David L)

Biden Administration

Biden Doctrine appears in the Persian Gulf Asia Times (The Rev Kev)

Joe goes MIA (again): Biden, 78, hits the beach as the Pentagon admits it killed seven kids in a drone strike, the French recall their ambassador, the FDA blows up his booster plans and 12,000 Haitian migrants set up camp under a bridge in Texas  Daily Mail

Biden team ratchets up counter-terrorism talk — but to what end? Responsible Statecraft

The US is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars Grayzone

Russia

Apple and Google Go Further Than Ever to Appease Russia WIRED (RM)

NOVICHOK SECRET PARALYZES BRITISH DOCTORS FOLLOWING GERMAN DOCTOR’S DISCLOSURES Dances with Bears. John Helmer.

Russian Film Crew Beats Tom Cruise to Liftoff, Readies First Feature Shot in Outer Space Variety

Waste Watch

Britain’s fruit and veg farmers cut 2022 planting after widespread waste FT

CLEARING THE TINDERBOX Science

Burned trees and billions in cash: How a California climate program lets companies keep polluting Phys.Org (RM)

The Big Lie That’s Destroying the Wild Horses of the American West Counterpunch

Are we eating ourselves to extinction? Guardian

Class Warfare

Does America Hate the “Poorly Educated”? TK News. Matt Taibbi.

Companies are Getting Rid of Drug Tests Because They Can’t Find Enough Workers VICE


Our Famously Free Press

Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians. NYT

Where Was All The Investigative Journalism On US Airstrikes The Last 20 Years? Caitlin Johnstone

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killer Robot NYT

China?

France recalls ambassadors from US and Australia in protest over submarine deal South China Morning Post

Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row BBC

Iran denounces ‘unilateralism’ as it becomes full SCO member Al Jazeera

China Evergrande turns to advisers who helped fix debt debacles at Lehman, Noble Group, Luckin Coffee as investors brace for losses South China Morning Post

Evergrande Gives China an Impossible Equation to Solve Bloomberg

‘China’s Lehman Brothers moment’: Evergrande crisis rattles economy Guardian

Embattled Evergrande warns of growing default risks as pressures mount Reuters

India

New India-US Partnership Could Lead To More Equitable Climate Action India Spend

Myanmar

Junta health minister ‘rebuffed’ UN official’s request for greater humanitarian access in Myanmar – sources Myanmar NOW

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street at 10: It Was Annoying, But It Changed the World Jacobin. Doug Henwood.

Occupy Wall Street Changed Everything New York Magazine


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