Monday, March 20, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/20/23)

Monday again. The WBC keeps keeping me up past bedtime. Oh, here's my weekly TV news roundup at The Televixen.

Global Banks Under Pressure as Investors Eye Fallout From Credit Suisse Rescue (NYT)

Thailand: Parliament dissolved ahead of May election (BBC)

‘Hostile, authoritarian’ UK downgraded in civic freedoms index (The Guardian)

Maternal deaths in the U.S. spiked in 2021, CDC reports (NPR)

Finally: Dept of Veterans Affairs updates mission statement to include all genders & caregivers (LGBTQ Nation)

NASA unveils new spacesuit design, updating decades-old tech for upcoming moon missions (Grid)

Testing well water in warmer months could lead to different results, says UNH research (NHPR)

Just nine out of 116 AI professionals in key films are women, study finds (The Guardian)

California Lost 36 Million Trees to Drought Last Year (Smithsonian)

The New ‘Great British Bake Off’ Host Might Just Save the Show (Eater)

And some longer reads:

Russia’s biggest celebrities are taking sides on the Ukraine war - and the Kremlin is crushing the dissenters (Grid)

Trump doesn’t need a majority of the GOP to win the nomination. Just a third. (Grid)

Fountain Society (Places)

For the First Time, Genetically Modified Trees Have Been Planted in a U.S. Forest (NYT)

Discovery of 4,500-year-old palace in Iraq may hold key to ancient civilisation (The Guardian)

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