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Will the First Amendment Die in the Aftermath of January 6?

I have gone about a week now without even opening Twitter, which makes me both mentally healthier as well as slower to post my thoughts on various issues.  But those who were reading me on Twitter earlier in the month…

Will the First Amendment Die in the Aftermath of January 6?

I have gone about a week now without even opening Twitter, which makes me both mentally healthier as well as slower to post my thoughts on various issues.  But those who were reading me on Twitter earlier in the month…

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Biden’s Regressive Energy Policy Is A Nasty War On The Poor

Joe Biden’s transportation secretary nominee, Pete Buttigieg, was all over the map at his confirmation hearings. According to MarketWatch, emphasis mine: Speaking at his confirmation hearing with his husband sitting nearby, Buttigieg pointed to a “generational opportunity” to create new jobs,…

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Biden’s Regressive Energy Policy Is A Nasty War On The Poor

Joe Biden’s transportation secretary nominee, Pete Buttigieg, was all over the map at his confirmation hearings. According to MarketWatch, emphasis mine: Speaking at his confirmation hearing with his husband sitting nearby, Buttigieg pointed to a “generational opportunity” to create new jobs,…

Tribe in Panama Wins Landmark Case Granting Them Stewardship of 400,000 Acres of Pristine Ancestral Forests

A landmark ruling from Panama’s Supreme Court has ceded much of the largest nature reserve in Central America to Indigenous land claims. The Naso tribe will share management responsibilities of 400,000 acres of land within La Amistad National Park and Palo Seco Nature Reserve after the court granted them authority to create a comarca: a […]

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Model analyzes how viruses escape the immune system

MIT researchers have devised a way to computationally model viral escape, using models that were originally developed to model language. The model can predict which sections of viral surface proteins, including those of influenza, HIV, and SARS-CoV-2, are more likely to mutate in a way that allows the virus to evade the human immune system. It can also identify sections that are less likely to mutate, making them good targets for new vaccines.

Scholars link diet, dentition, and linguistics

(University of Miami) University of Miami anthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet–contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers–is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak. Their findings were published this week in Scientific Reports.