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Nat Bullard (@NatBullard) · Nov 28
RT @kakape: I wrote a piece on what we know about #omicron Yes, I actually spent enough time off the phone and twitter to write a proper ar…
Jonathan Haidt (@JonHaidt) · Nov 27
I'm late to praising this. @ScottAtran's work on the power of sacred values should have been guiding US foreign policy all along. And it's increasingly relevant to America's internal struggles. https://t.co/HcmjQ6QT0R
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David Wallace-Wells · Ten Million a Year: Dying to Breathe · LRB 2 December 2021

lrb.co.uk · Nov 24

Wherever you look, the earth is in flames. The residue is carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, black carbon,...

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Alexander Berger (@albrgr) · Nov 27
Good @dwallacewells essay on air pollution, which is a very underrated global problem: https://t.co/Vr0fkZTwVO I wish norms on reporting social science erred a little more skeptical though (or it was at least standard to include links). https://t.co/OIcHY2KUsY
Eli Dourado (@elidourado) · Nov 24
RT @dwallacewells: Air pollution kills an estimated ten million people each year. But it does much more than that, too. A long thread on wh…
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Germany: Governing coalition deal unveiled

amp.dw.com · Nov 24

Germany's Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats have concluded coalition talks, the parties say. This means the country will likely have a new government well before Christmas.

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Persuasion and the Prestige Paradox: Are High Status People More Likely to Lie?

quillette.com · Nov 26

Many have discovered an argument hack. They don’t need to argue that something is false. They just need to show that it’s associated with low status. The converse is also true: You don’t need to argue that something is true. You just need to show that it’

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Data Review: How many people die from air pollution?

ourworldindata.org · Nov 25

This Data Review present published estimates of the global death toll from air pollution and provides the context that makes them understandable.

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Saloni (@salonium) · Nov 28
RT @_HannahRitchie: Even if climate change wasn't a problem (which it is), moving to clean energy (renewables or nuclear) is a no-brainer.…
Paul Graham (@paulg) · Nov 25
RT @_HannahRitchie: Even if climate change wasn't a problem (which it is), moving to clean energy (renewables or nuclear) is a no-brainer.…
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South African doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are ‘unusual but mild’

telegraph.co.uk · Nov 27

Dr Angelique Coetze noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms and worries how the new variant might hurt the elderly

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Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Provide Update on Results from MOVe-OUT Study of Molnupiravir, an Investigational Oral Antiviral Medicine, in At Risk Adults With Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 - Merck.com

merck.com · Nov 26

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today provided an update on the MOVe-OUT study of molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801), an investigational oral antiviral medicine for COVID-19. Data are now available from all enrolled participants (...

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Kelsey Piper (@KelseyTuoc) · Nov 26
RT @megtirrell: Merck reports final analysis of molnupiravir trial in high-risk, non-hospitalized #covid19 patients. Final efficacy analysi…
Derek Lowe (@Dereklowe) · Nov 26
RT @EricTopol: Disappointing from Merck. Updated data for efficacy of their Molnupiravir pill in full trial drops down to 30% from 50%, abs…

A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems to Have Worked.

nytimes.com · Nov 27

A new treatment using stem cells that produce insulin has surprised experts and given them hope for the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease.

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Digging for Utopia

nybooks.com · Nov 24

That the history of our species came in stages was an idea that came in stages. Aristotle saw the formation of political entities as a tripartite process:

Headstrong Girls and Dependent Boys: Gender Differences in the Labor Market Returns to Child Behavior

nber.org · Nov 23

Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.

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