SciAm: Viruses Hijack the Body’s Response to Mosquito Bites.
Ya know, I keep getting the idea Mother Nature ain’t wild about this human-overpopulation/global-warming stuff.
Trump speech hype.
A few hours of hype - for a teleprompted speech (keeping him on message). “Look at our trained monkey.” Ugh. This time they used his phrasings, I see. Notice almost noone video’d the man with the prompter glass in-frame, so most think he’s speaking off-the-cuff. Not portraying truth, IMHO.
Later: And now much of the media is featuring all of it. They reward fools when they can appear cognizant (I like using it as a noun, though not commonly accepted in grammar circles), backchanneling candidates of greater value.
FiveThirtyEight: With Trump In The Race, The Battleground Is Everywhere.
The source’s recent inaccuracies over Trump has made them introspective. I wonder if it is not overdone.
ANN: Codex Rossanensis, original Biblical manuscript, goes on display in Calabria.
Looks rather amazing.
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NY Post: Trump has been giving out fake diamond cuff links for years.
“It’s just very Donald.” Make some hay, Clinton campaign. This one’s been dumped in your lap.
BBC: North Korea missiles ‘a serious threat’ after new tests.
From my reading, these are conservative estimates of range. Accuracy, however, esp. over a polar route, is another question. Soviet missiles were woeful during the Cold War. Aim at Phoenix, hit Akron ... that kind of inaccuracy.
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.
Guardian.UK: Graffiti artist banned from 20% of US [‘Creepytings’, Casey Nocket].
“A graffiti artist has been banned from all national parks and other federally administered land – that’s more than 20% of the US – for vandalism after Reddit users tracked her down on social media. Casey Nocket was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service and a fine for drawing faces in acrylic paint in at least six national parks: Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Canyonlands, Zion and Crater Lake.” Good. Should have been more community service, IMHO, but they had multiple jurisdictions to deal with.
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Popular Archaeology: Found - The “Throne of Agamemnon”.
OK. Protesteth a smidge too much? Schliemannizing?
Vox: The US is spending trillions less than expected on health care.
“But for individual consumers, slower health spending likely doesn’t feel cheaper at all. In fact, it probably feels more expensive: One big way private insurers have held down costs is by asking consumers to pay a larger and larger chunk of their medical bills.” Yeah, we know about that in NM.
GalleyCat: Writing Quality Decreases Among Those That Read Online Only.
Bah. I’ll argue sample size.
Donald’s broke, and I can’t find anything to link ...
I have to run out to another photo shoot. Back later! Promise!
NMFireInfo: Battleship Fire on Santa Fe National Forest.
Shit. There’s no other word for it. Be safe, firecrews.
99U: How to Fight Through Intellectual Discomfort.
“Deeply intellectual work is soul work that takes more time and energy.” All I have to say is ... run a weblog. Longer the better.
The Atlantic: The Existentialism of GPS.
APOD: 2016 June 20 - Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge.
Nice. Could be a PS job, but nice. (One must remain skeptical these days.)
McSweeney’s: List - Obituaries for Teen Girls If They Actually Died When They Say.
Someone is going to call ‘sexist’.
Telegraph.UK: Nose dives, tangles with phone lines and very bumpy landings.
How not to land a biplane.
Guardian.UK: Breast cancer cell growth halted by osteoporosis drug, study shows.
Well, that’s cool. Of course, “But this study was carried out in mice and on cells in the lab, so we don’t know how effective this approach could be at reducing breast cancer risk in women ...”
Guardian.UK: Woman attacked by bear while running marathon in New Mexico.
Welp, it happens. Running + mad momma bear = big trouble. There tends to be more fauna in the Valles Caldera, because of its isolation in past decades. Carry bear spray.
Once Upon A Time In The ... Heat.
Tipping 100F right now.
ABQ BusinessFirst: Santa Fe’s Vista Clara Ranch and Spa Resort sold to Chi Center.
Finally! It’s a gorgeous property. I look forward to being able to peek in again.