In northern Japan, deploying robot wolves to scare off prowling bears.
Amazing photographs and videos of starling flocks in Denmark.
Long NY Times piece on Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb that Trump won in 2016 but that went big for Biden in 2020. Part of the story is that the violence surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests in Minneapolis did not make the median voter turn to Trump, and that many people were actually awakened to take racism more seriously.
Top US Air Force general says he is "not so much enamored with airplanes," has other priorities.
BBC piece on the rampaging orcas off Spain and Portugal, which attributes much of the damage to two particular animals and suggests the root cause is overfishing of bluefin tuna.
Photographs of London pubs in the 1920s, via Spitalfields Life.
The Micrarium, a stunning museum display of thousands of prepared microscope slides.
A police shooting and the power of unions in Rochester, NY.
Thomas Edsall on the split between progressive and centrist Democrats (NY Times)
A table made of fossilized Ichthyosaur dung, now in the Lyme Regis museum.
Once again, the Democrat won the booming counties, while Trump won the places that are struggling. The 477 counties that went for Biden make up more than 70% of the US economy, while the 2,497 counties that went for Trump make up less than 30%. When Biden flipped Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix), that gave him all of the 30 richest counties. (Washington Post)
Interesting essay by Rana Dasgupta arguing that democracy was a product of the industrial age, when leaders actually needed workers. The post industrial economy, he argues, is taking us back to the 18th century, when British leaders could ignore workers because their money came from the colonies and world trade, making the common people unnecessary to the leadership.