Thoughts on cultural appropriation and economic explotation. Interesting to note that Ralph Ellison once described the blues as “enslaved and politically weak men successfully imposing their values upon a powerful society through song. . . .”
Images that blend photographs of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with the modern landscape.
Final trials under way for Oxford's malaria vaccine, which is said to be practical, affordable, and safe, albeit only 62% effective.
This study suggests that body cams for police save black and Hispanic lives without reducing arrests or other indices of police activity.
Trump's operation has raised $207 million for fighting the election result, but spent only $8.8 million of it on such efforts. I suspect the rest is just there to project an image of power and wealth, or to fund lots of junkets to Trump resorts.
538 looks at how 2020 changed the electoral map.
Significant progress is being made in solid-state lithium batteries, which are probably necessary to make electric cars truly mainstream.
Thanksgiving at an Irish university, circa 2010. Amusing.
Of course Trump is moving to Florida next year; he is, after all, the perfect Florida Man.
In Russia, thieves stole all the communications equipment off the "Doomsday Plane" that was supposed to serve as an aerial command post during a nuclear war.
New York's pandemic crime surge (murders up nearly 40%) has hit small neighborhood markets particularly hard: "During the first eight months of the pandemic, there was a 63 percent increase in shooting incidents inside or in front of bodegas and corner stores, a 222 percent rise in burglaries, and a 10 percent spike in robberies." (NY Times)
Explaining the wreck of a giant Hyundai car carrying ship off Georgia last year.