A report on the worldwide covid pandemic as of 19:00 GMT on Thursday 27 January 2022. Globally, the current Omicron wave is peaking.
On the disease covid-19: symptoms, spread, treatment, and protection against catching covid.
On coronaviruses and CoV2, the virus which causes covid-19.
Concern about self-extinction via industrial pollution and the rape of Nature has been eased by falsities. Humanity is being doomed by bad data and irresponsible reportage.
An ongoing report on vaccines against V2, the virus which causes covid-19.
The recent mass slaughter of elephants in Mozambique gave an example of evolution in high gear.
Insensible governmental response to the covid pandemic had scant benefit but many negative repercussions, ranging from public health to culture to economic malaise. The economic anarchy called capitalism is struggling back to its feet, crippled by its own inadequacies.
The localized force of coherence behind evolution often works to astonishing precision, as the sharp jaws of leafcutter ants illustrates.
The warmth of a planet partly depends on its albedo: how much of its starlight is reflected back into space (as opposed to absorbed). The higher the albedo, the cooler the planet. Earth’s albedo has been dropping.
Some observations on realization and being a guru.
While awake, the mind creates the body via an intricate continuous process. As part of its portrayal, the mind “paints” emotive sensations onto the body.
There are innumerable proofs that the material world is a mirage of the mind. Hydra regeneration from complete dissociation into individual cells is one.
Acacia trees are famous for their symbiotic relationship with ants. Managing different ant species with distinct work ethics presents a challenge to these trees, which is met with sweetness.
Comparing 2019 to 2005 – a brief 14-year span – Earth trapped twice as much heat. Global warming is accelerating at a frightening pace.
Even today, most medicine and medical practices come from anecdotal learning. Treatment springs from opinion. Evidence-based medicine remains more myth than practice.
When trying to solve a problem involving patterns, people think of adding but not subtracting – a bias with wide-ranging implications.
Countries and corporations are pledging to get to “net zero” carbon emissions in the not-too-distant future. The promise rings hollow.
Early Earth was a water world. Continents only formed after tectonic plates got into gear.
For a half century, doomsters have predicted the end of the world. On the opposite pole, climate change deniers increasingly seem psychotic. But optimists still hold sway: that human ingenuity can solve what selfsame ingenuity created. When does a cliffhanger become a tragic fall – or a last-minute miracle salvation?
Driven by the wind, the gyres of ocean circulation play a vital role in the marine biosphere and regulating weather & climate. Global warming is changing the way ocean gyres work.
Couples with a daughter are more likely to divorce than those with a son. The source of friction is dad.
Atoms merge into molecules by sharing electrons. Chemists have categorized the ways these relationships are managed. The reality of chemistry is not so neat.
An electron is an elementary particle with a negative elementary charge. That supposed integral negativity is positively compensated by protons, thereby providing the balancing incentive for atomic matter. This fundamental physical charge constant is now known to be violated in everyday matter. Fractional charges have been found.
The fluttery flight of butterflies is unique. It is also optimal.
When the opportunity arises, electric eels hunt in packs with wily tactics.