social-media 

From 26 May: Twitter adds label to Trump’s misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots - Twitter is taking action against Trump’s tweets for the first time. ... cnet.com/news/twitter-adds-lab

I can't tell if this is stupidity or next-level trolling of those who use artificial flavorings...

From 21 May: Are Masks with Valves Less Effective? - Giedriius/Shutterstock In an attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19, wearing masks in public... lifesavvy.com/26826/are-masks-

From 23 May: The Color Out of Space - Definitely recommended for fans of the original story, and a good modernization and adaptation to film. Recommended! ideatrash.net/2020/05/the-colo -review

From 18 May: Footprints capture a lakeside stroll by a group of ancient hunter-gatherers - Near the end of the last glaciation, a group of people walked barefoot along the shores of ... arstechnica.com/science/2020/0 -africa -gatherers

From 16 May: Humans are complicated—do we need behavioral science to get through this? - Enlarge / Obviously a very scientific brain. In mid-March, just before President Trump decla... arstechnica.com/science/2020/0

covid 

From 18 May: Minecraft play spikes, tops 126M builders a month amid COVID-19 - Minecraft’s world-building game continues to attract new players. ... cnet.com/news/amid-covid-19-mi

From 16 May: What Was the Y2K Bug, and Why Did It Terrify the World? - Vladimir Sukhachev/Shutterstock Billions of dollars were spent addressing the Y2K bug. Government, ... howtogeek.com/671087/what-was-

From 15 May: Saber-toothed anchovies surface in ancient fossils - Apparently, an ancient Caesar salad could rip off your face (though the larger fellow here seems ha... cnet.com/news/saber-toothed-an

social-media 

From 15 May: New BotSight browser extension reveals Twitter bots - The new browser extension called BotSight aims to reveal what Twitter accounts are bots or real hu... bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

politics 

From 13 May: Whistleblower warns of “darkest winter” if Trump admin ignores science - Enlarge / Rick Bright, then-deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health a... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 -bright -administration

From 08 Apr: One of the Earliest Known Uses of the “F-word” Discovered: It Appears in a 1568 Anthology Compiled During a Plague - “Wan fukkit funling“: as an insult, these words would today land a minor blow at most. Not so in S... openculture.com/2020/04/did-a-

politics,covid 

From 14 May: “Fired for being right”: Trump admin whistleblower testifies to Congress - Enlarge / Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Author... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 -19 -bright

From 14 May: Linuxfx 10 Review: A Windows-Like Linux Distro On Top Of Ubuntu 20.04 - After the release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, many of its derivatives such as Umix, Voyager, UbuntuDDE, an... fossbytes.com/linuxfx-10-revie -10 -linux -20.04

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