Interview: The Left Should Reclaim Science as a Tool for Progress
Writer Kim Stanley Robinson talks to Jacobin about Ministry of the Future and his other books, climate change, and why he thinks the Left should reclaim science as a tool of socialist progress.
Unexplained, Repeat Radio Bursts From Deep Space Unlikely of Alien Origin
"It is unlikely that all FRBs are from alien civilizations due to the power requirements at cosmological distances, but possible..."
NOAA Report: Earth CO2 Levels Are The Highest in 800,000 Years
A major report on climate says both greenhouse gas concentrations and global sea levels hit record highs in 2020
Man Made Climate Change Intensifies: Floods, Fires, Rising Sea Levels
The IPCC says humans are “unequivocally” to blame for the climate crisis, which has already caused “widespread and rapid changes.”
The Gulf Stream is Headed Towards Irreversible and Catastrophic Collapse
Such a collapse would have a disastrous impact on global weather systems, leading to sea-level rises in the Atlantic; greater cooling and more powerful storms across the Northern Hemisphere
The Billionaire Space Race Is the Ultimate Symbol of Capitalist Decadence
Billionaires like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are parasites, worse than socially useless. But they’ve got to justify their existence somehow, so, like five-year-olds, they’re now pretending to be astronauts.
Climate Crisis: Heatwave in the American West is 'Surreal and Depressing'
"The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis."
We Have The Highest CO2 Levels in 3.6 Million Years
Despite pandemic shutdowns, the NOAA warns that carbon dioxide and methane “continued their unrelenting rise in 2020.”
Long Haul Covid: 'Just When You Think It's Over, It Comes On Again'
A post-viral syndrome is a hellish disruption, even at its most minor manifestation. When the smallest spark continues to smolder, flaring and receding but never going out
Masculine Stereotypes May Help Explain Trump Support
"In contemporary America, idealized forms of masculinity suggest that men should be high in power, status and dominance, while being physically, mentally and emotionally tough"
Consumer Advocates Warn Pfizer Data Is Incomplete — Vaccine Is Still Months Away
The data released on Monday comes from fewer than 100 participants, and Pfizer released few details about how its vaccine trial is structured.
It's Late October: The Arctic Should be Freezing Over By Now...It's Not
"Ocean temperatures in the area recently climbed to more than 5C above average, following a record-breaking heatwave and the unusually early decline of last winter’s sea ice."
The Berlin Patient, The First Person Cured of HIV/AIDS Dies at 54
Mr Brown, 54, who was born in the US, was diagnosed with HIV while he lived in Berlin in 1995. Then in 2007 he developed a type of blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia.
QAnon Conspiracy is Like a Multi-Platform Game Complete With Fabricated Universe(s)
Create fictional universe, inhabit that illusory universe with cartoon villains with familiar names, plant super hero/messiah Donald Trump into delusional universe to smite the hobgoblins.
Dear Protesters and Activists: How To Stop The Feds From Cloning Your Phones
Use Signal and add a PIN code to your phone’s SIM card to help protect against spying.
Covid Vaccine: When and How We'll Know It's Safe and Effective
"This means that an effective vaccine is considered one that will reduce the number of infections in vaccine recipients by half. This is the minimal protection that is anticipated to be clinically useful."
Recovering From Covid? Be Wary of Returning to Exercise Too Soon
"A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings."
ANTI-FASCIST PHILOSOPHY: COUNTERING FASCIST CONSPIRACY THEORY PROPAGANDA
Philosopher Oliver Thorn illuminates the purpose of conspiracy theory like QAnon, it's a propaganda tool.
CDC DIRECTOR WARNS: "MASK UP" OR WE'RE FACING THE WORST AUTUMN IN U.S. HISTORY
“But if we don’t do that, as I said last April, this could be the worst fall from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had,”