Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/8/23)

Somehow it is only Wednesday, but we can get through it together! BTW, I haven't had time to read much SOTU analysis yet so there will probably be more to come of that in the next few days, but there's a decent overview at the top of the "longer reads" section below if you're looking for that.

This is just tragic, and obviously still unfolding, so pointing you to another page for live updates today: Live Updates: Quake Death Toll Passes 11,000 in Turkey and Syria (NYT)

Iranian Activists Greet Prisoner Amnesty With Skepticism, Calling It An Attempt To Change The Narrative (RFE)

This is so great! Hong Kong’s top court rules surgery is not needed to register gender change (WaPo)

Don't love this!! French Senate backs AI-powered video surveillance for Paris 2024 Olympics (Politico EU)

Such an important step: AbbVie's blockbuster drug Humira finally loses its 20-year, $200 billion monopoly (NPR)

This is SO LATE: After this weekend’s cold, 'ice-in' is declared on Lake Winnipesaukee (NHPR)

I love this idea: A new bill in the Mass. Legislature could subsidize local newspaper subscriptions (Boston Globe)

Oh phew: Radioactive Capsule Safely Recovered in Western Australia (Smithsonian)

Picture imperfect: light pollution from satellites is becoming an existential threat to astronomy (The Guardian)

Quarry workers make 'unexpected' discovery of ship from Queen Elizabeth I's reign (Live Science)

And some longer reads:

5 winners and 2 losers from Biden’s 2023 State of the Union (Vox)

Russia after Putin: When and how it might happen — and how dangerous it might get (Grid)

The Crisis of Missing Migrants (New Yorker)

Somalia hunger crisis raises a question for the world: When is a famine a famine? (Grid)

How to Write English Prose (The Lamp)

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