Please Throw Away Your Onions New York magazine
Japan’s unknown indigenous cuisine BBC
A taste of honey: how bees mend fences between farmers and elephants Guardian
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers The Pig Site<
‘One thing I’ve learned about modern farming – we shouldn’t do it like this’ Guardian
Pandemic a wake-up call to consider sustainable farming alternatives Shareable
Analysis: Diab was meant to fail. He did it well Al Jazeera
A dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter has a salty ocean beneath its surface, making it a contender for alien life Reuters
40 Ignorant People Getting Shut Down With Science Facts Bored Panda, Some of these are rather funny.
Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates Gizmodo
Reading H.L. Mencken this morning, on Woodrow Wilson’s biography of George Washington:
“This incredible work is an almost inexhaustible mine of bad writing… To find a match for it, one must try to imagine a biography of the Duke of Wellington by his barber.”
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 11, 2020
To Escape Covid-19, Grandma’s Living in the Backyard Bloomberg
With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America WaPo. To be fair, this phenomenon is by no manes unique to the US, and is occurring in other places that have not yet come to grip with the pandemic (see the Ilink filed under India below).
Experts: COVID-19 is spreading in Hawaii at a faster rate than anywhere else in the nation Hawaii News Now
San Quentin’s coronavirus outbreak shows why ‘herd immunity’ could mean disaster Yahoo
Big Ten and Pac-12 Are First Marquee Conferences to Postpone Football NYT
Delay routine dental checkups, WHO urges, until COVID-10 risk is known Thomson Reuters
Winter is coming: Why America’s window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing Stat
How Much Worse Will It Get for New York’s Restaurants? New York magazine
Evidence is growing, but what will it take to prove masks slow the spread of COVID-19? Seattle Times
Russia says it has a covid vaccine called “Sputnik-V” MIT Technology Review
Russia’s approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm AP
Antibody drugs could be one of the best weapons against Covid-19. But will they matter? Stat
Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US MIT Technology Review
White House clarifies limits of jobless aid plan as talks with Congress dim Wapo Reminder that executive orders are often no more than press releases.
Trump weighs blocking Americans at the Mexico border, but legal authority is shaky and no decision has been made WaPo As a US citizen stranded for the moment outside the US, I nonetheless watch such legally questionable musings with trepidation.
Covid-19: UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began Guardian
United States Postal Service
Trump’s Attack on the Postal Service Is a Threat to Democracy—and to Rural America New Yorker
Which Fabrics Are Most Sustainable? TreeHugger
Cuomo Is Protecting His Wall Street Donors From Democratic Tax Bills TMI
MSM Smear Merchants Target Critics Of Establishment China Narratives Caitlin Johnstone
South China Sea: Chinese military told not to fire first shot in stand-off with US forces SCMP
The Rise of Nationalism Has Led to the Increased Repression of Minorities Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn.
Delhi riots: Young residents share the trauma of profound loss, betrayal and injustice The Scroll
Too Many Questions Remain Unanswered in India’s Proposal to Regulate Non-Personal Data The Wire
China-India border talks stall, sparking calls for Modi to get tough on Beijing SCMP
Bengal: With vegetable prices soaring, residents feel the lockdown heat Indian Express
Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge Reuters. Echoiing what is occurring in much of the rest of the world.
Kamala Harris an underwhelming VP pick by Joe Biden: Goodwin NY Post I’ll say.
Why Did It Have To Be Kamala? American Conservative
It’s indisputable that Kamala and Beau took on the big banks as aggressively as the Obama/Biden administration. https://t.co/q450YROxBs
— Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) August 11, 2020
Omar fends off primary challenge in Minnesota The Hill
New GOP headache as candidate condemned for racist videos wins Republican primary Politico
Please watch this whole segment at the link: Krystal’s commentary is brilliant, incisive and very important: https://t.co/ZAEZzTLPm2
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 11, 2020
Just because you might not like the source doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a point:
Kellyanne Conway: “The biggest challenge to Joe Biden is Joe Biden.” pic.twitter.com/35QTCieXJ9
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.