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)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/5/23)

Today is Sunday and it's above zero out already!!! Balmy!

The U.S. has downed a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina (NPR)

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's ex-president, dies aged 79 (BBC)

Heartbreaking and terrifying: Hide your books to avoid felony charges, Fla. schools tell teachers (WaPo)

Ukrainian Artist Creates Mirror Mandala At Jewish Cemetery In Poland (RFE)

I think this is GREAT and truly cannot wait to see the fallout here in NH: Democrats Overhaul Party’s Primary Calendar, Upending a Political Tradition (NYT)

I hate this so much. This is money from the public school budget. Amazon, private schools are among the top beneficiaries of NH's school choice program (NHPR)

California’s dark history of forced sterilizations comes into focus as it seeks victims to pay reparations (STAT)

Social Media Use Is Linked to Brain Changes in Teens, Research Finds (NYT)

Charles Tuckett Senior and the British Museum Bindery fire of 1865 (Untold lives blog)

True: America Deserves Coffee Cubes (The Takeout)

And some longer reads:

How the ‘contagion effect’ leads to group use of excessive force by police: Expert (Grid)

Muzzled by DeSantis, Critical Race Theory Professors Cancel Courses or Modify Their Teaching (ProPublica)

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act is no end-run around abortion bans (STAT)

The Science Behind the Oldest Trees on Earth (Smithsonian)

The Archaeological Excavation of Clachtoll Broch (History Hit)

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/4/23)

Good morning! Today is Saturday and it is VERY COLD here in New Hampshire.

Chinese balloon punctures Blinken's plans, leaving U.S.-China ties adrift (NPR)

‘We’re fighting for a free future’: the Chechen battalions siding with Kyiv (The Guardian)

Jordan, Latvia and Israel Shake Up Diplomatic Corps After “Shadow Diplomats” Investigation (ProPublica)

EU top court: Belgium can’t refuse to extradite Catalan separatists without very good reason (Politico EU)

What a good list of senators: Senators ask mifepristone manufacturer to list miscarriage as a use for abortion pill (The 19th*)

True: Sexual orientation census undercounts older people and those who shun labels (The Guardian)

YUP: Charging for Twitter API access risks killing the things that made Twitter great (Grid)

This story is WILD: Painter Peter Doig Wins $2.5 Million in Sanctions Against a Gallery That Tried to Force Him to Take Credit for Another Artist’s Work (Artnet)

‘Self-Healing’ Concrete May Have Preserved Ancient Roman Structures (Smithsonian)

8 Brilliant Dark Academia Books by Authors of Color (Book Riot)

And some longer reads...

Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin? The bloodsoaked rise of a key figure in Putin’s Ukraine war (Grid)

Atlanta shooting part of alarming US crackdown on environmental defenders (The Guardian)

A Toxic Stew on Cape Cod: Human Waste and Warming Water (NYT)

8 Memoirs by Women About Multicultural Identity and Belonging (Electric Lit)

A Philosophy Professor’s Final Class (New Yorker)

Friday, February 3, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/2/23)

It's Thursday! My job is trying to kill me this week but we're almost there!

Human Rights Watch urges investigation of alleged use of land mines by Ukraine (NPR)

New Czech president risks China’s rage with call to Taiwanese leader (Politico EU)

Ugh. Happy Black History Month? The College Board Strips Down Its A.P. Curriculum for African American Studies (NYT)

More women are being detained as jail populations near pre-COVID levels (The 19th*)

India has banned TikTok and over 300 Chinese apps. Some US officials see it as a model to follow. (Grid)

New England states propose coordinated transmission development to support wind power (NHPR)

Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds (The Guardian)

Paying research participants — a lot — may be a key to increasing diversity in studies (STAT)

Mesoamericans Have Been Using a 260-Day Ceremonial Calendar for Millennia (Smithsonian)

‘They are holding on to a dream’: the last bohemians at New York’s Chelsea Hotel (The Guardian)

And some longer reads:

How a Chinese naval blockade could isolate Taiwan and send shockwaves across the world (Grid)

How Biden Could Appoint More Judges Than Trump (FiveThirtyEight)

When does life begin? (NYT)

The Instagram Reels Gold Rush (New Yorker)

The Strangely Beautiful Experience of Google Reviews (Longreads)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/1/23)

Today is Wednesday and it's February!

4 suspects in the assassination of Haiti's president were transferred to U.S. custody (NPR)

Ukraine wants to join EU within two years, PM says (Politico EU)

‘It is a war’: senator and Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre on fighting Italy’s far right (The Guardian)

This is awful: These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May (CNN)

Important! CDC warns that a brand of eyedrops may be linked to drug-resistant bacterial infection (NBC)

How Wisconsin’s upcoming Supreme Court election became a referendum on abortion access (Grid)

Researchers say the FBI's statistics on hate crimes across the country are flawed (NPR)

You don't say (I joke but having data is good!!): Long Covid Is Keeping Significant Numbers of People Out of Work, Study Finds (NYT)

Advocates want to change a NH law that criminalizes drug checking equipment (NHPR)

Science journals ban listing of ChatGPT as co-author on papers (The Guardian)

And some longer reads:

Police body cameras filmed Tyre Nichols’ killing. But they were supposed to prevent it in the first place. (Grid)

U.S. Pours Money Into Chips, but Even Soaring Spending Has Limits (NYT)

Climate change puts more women at risk for domestic violence (WaPo)

The Writer Who Burned Her Own Books (New Yorker)

With This Japanese Ace, the Ghost Stories Are True (NYT)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/31/23)

Today is Tuesday and somehow it's the last day of January already?!

Russian propaganda responds to German tank deployment to Ukraine: ‘Nazis,’ ‘swastikas’ and talk of World War III (Grid)

UNESCO Adds Odesa to List of World Heritage in Danger (Smithsonian)

This headline is weird because obviously that doesn't make Ukraine...less dangerous. But the information is important! More journalists killed in Latin America and Caribbean than Ukraine in 2022 (The Guardian)

COVID-19 still a global health emergency, says WHO (Politico EU)

tl;dr: Everything's a nightmare! What education issues to watch at the NH State House: School choice, parents' rights and more (NHPR)

Good move. Girl Guides of Canada renames its Brownies after members share experiences of racism (NPR)

$20 Million Worth of Looted Art Returns to Italy From the U.S. (NYT)

Scientists develop blood test for Alzheimer’s disease (The Guardian)

Mars crater is 'chock-full' of opal gemstones, hinting at widespread water and possible microbial life (Live Science)

Why You Should Start Reading Regional American Literature (Book Riot)

And some longer reads:

Russia’s War Breathes New Life Into a Cold War Symbol (NYT)

The Freedom Caucus wish list: From healthcare to the war in Ukraine, can they get what they want? (Grid)

The DIY D-Day (Intelligencer)

The U.S. Will Need Thousands of Wind Farms. Will Small Towns Go Along? (NYT)

The Fossil Flowers That Rewrote the History of Life (New Yorker)

Monday, January 30, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/30/23)

It's Monday! Let's do this! Oh, here's my TV news roundup for the past two weeks at The Televixen.

Imagery Shows How a Cemetery for Russian Mercenaries Is Expanding (NYT)

Chandeliers and avatars: how conflict spawned a new lexicon in Ukraine (The Guardian)

This is amazing, and also sad that it feels so amazing: Book showing same-sex marriage suitable for children, European court rules (Politico EU)

The battle over state bans of federally approved abortion pills will begin in West Virginia (Grid)

Becca Balint Never Imagined Herself In Congress (Bustle)

Two new studies paint encouraging picture of Covid-19 vaccine’s performance (STAT)

This is awful: Conspiracy theorists hounded Grant Wahl's family when he died. Now they're back (NPR)

Well, this doesn't bode well for me ever getting to see a doctor again: Dartmouth Health plans hiring freeze, job reviews as it eyes $120M budget cut (NHPR)

Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating (The Guardian)

How Animals May Have Conquered Snowball Earth (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

In Kabul, Taliban rulers are changing the face of the capital (WaPo)

Maternal deaths in the U.S. are staggeringly common. Personal nurses could help (NPR)

Abraham Lincoln’s other legacy: An obsession with open caskets and America’s lifeless death industry (Grid)

Marguerite Duras and the Domestication of Desire (New Yorker)

What Do We Know About the People of Roman Vindolanda? (History Hit)