Move over, coronavirus! Space diseases could threaten life on Earth, scientists warn
Researchers have discovered that extraterrestrial germs are more dangerous than terrestrial ones, highlighting a new alien risk in our relationship with space. Read Full Article at RT.com
**Gunman Arrested, Hostages Freed After Ukraine President's Call**
"Zelensky carried out one of the hostage-taker's demands by calling on people to watch the Joaquin Phoenix-narrated documentary "Earthlings.""
1/2: when you work a job that requires physical effort rather than mental effort, you win. because you can think what you want, come up with ideas that really interest you, and you are being paid for this. if you are being paid for your mental fortitude, you have no thought freedom, no mental freedom, and you can't simply think what you want when you want.
but maybe you really win, if you love what you are being paid to do.
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Spreading play: Organizer of 'coronavirus football match' between players infected and free of Covid-19 'to face police action'
A football match that had been hoping to attract hundreds of paying fans to watch players with the novel coronavirus take on opponents who were yet to be infected has reportedly been dashed after police discovered the plan. Read Full Articl...
I know drought threatens an entire livelihood/way of life, but isn't drilling for already precious groundwater simply making the situation far worse? :/ It's a short-sighted solution and definitely won't help us change for the better.
Enough is Enough: **The alienated telework**
"Capitalism is not a conspiracy of a group of powerful people, but a social and historical system that alienates the social metabolism of the species."
If a PCR test has a specificity of 96%, this means if you test 100 people of which zero actually have covid, you will get 4 (4%) false positve results.
Test 10,000 people and you get 400 false positives.
Is this being talked about at all in Australia as a potential source of all these new 'infections'?
I am interested to hear anybody's thoughts on this.
A long and thought provoking read:
Or if you prefer a podcast interview:
I'm Jim. I'm approaching 40 and been living in Germany for the last few years, but I've got no desire to lose touch with Australia.
I think I've had enough of FB so here I am.
It's a dream for me that when this life is over, I want to be able to look back and know that I lived the life that I was supposed to live, not a life that I was paid to live.
I particularly enjoy (barefoot) running.
If you think we'd get along, don't hesitate to make contact!