Guilt and fury: how Covid brought mothers to breaking point http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/feb/28/mums-women-coronavirus-covid-home-schooling-inequality
So, er, avoid engaging with online information altogether https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/opinion/fake-news-media-attention.html
Today I learned about the “expert wizard amendment” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_wizard_amendment
AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-S approved by TGA https://www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca-chadox1-s 12 week interval
tl;dr: prehistoric conch horn still works - First record of the sound produced by the oldest Upper Paleolithic seashell horn https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/7/eabe9510
AI can detect human emotions with wireless signals https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2021/02/ai-can-detect-human-emotions-with-wireless-signals/ The total absence of considerations about whether this should be done highlights the urgent need for much stricter ethical oversight of AI research
China to build the world’s biggest dam on sacred Tibetan river https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/8/china-to-build-the-worlds-biggest-dam-on-sacred-tibetan-river
Interesting article on the role several animal species are playing in covid research - and the toll it’s taking on their species http://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/31/in-the-search-for-covid-protection-cormac-the-extremely-charismatic-llama-may-hold-a-key
I’ve been rewatching the excellent series Counterpart. It was prescient in imagining a world recovering from a respiratory pandemic. Perhaps our world might resemble Prime more than Alpha ten years from now. This post places it in a post-COVID context https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-underrated-series-counterpart-has-new-resonance-in-1842778506
Photos of Washington before Biden inauguration http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2021/jan/20/washington-on-edge-before-biden-inauguration-in-pictures
Primary health care, inequalities, and imagining the future. He/him.
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