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Thursday - June 10, 2021

The Shortcut

(bewitched.com)
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A mystery cube, a secret identity, and a puzzle solved after 15 years

(wired.co.uk)
Wired on finding Satoshi, the final Perplex City ARG puzzle: imagine searching for a puzzle for 14 years, knowing your partner held the answer the whole time via

Gore pressed Biden to stick with climate plans as liberals fear White House is softening its agenda

(washingtonpost.com)
Scoop: Al Gore calls Biden & urges him not to let climate plans fall out of infrastructure Deepening worry -- even in WH -- Biden takes bipartisan deal that leaves out climate Path forward after would be unclear Planet warming W/ @eilperin @tylerpager via
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Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful, Our Research Finds | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

(radcliffe.harvard.edu)
Please AMPLIFY this: Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful, Our Research Finds | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University via
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‘She Died Working for Us’: Sons of Atlanta Victim Struggle to Move Forward

(nytimes.com)
Like so many folks who felt the Atlanta spa shootings hit close to home, I couldn’t let it go. I didn’t want people to easily forget. So, I went back. For the past few months, Hyun Jung Grant's sons let me into their lives. My last story for NYT: via

The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?

(nytimes.com)
NEW: Who is Dr. Rochelle Walensky, leader of the C.D.C. and one of the most powerful women in the country? A fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist -- but can she lead the country out of the pandemic and restore trust in the agency? via

Outcry Forces UnitedHealthcare to Delay Plan to Deny Coverage for Some E.R. Visits

(nytimes.com)
UnitedHealthcare was planning to deny coverage for ER visits they retroactively decided were not emergencies. @ReedAbelson started asking them questions about the policy — and now it's on hold. via

The IVF Cases That Broke Birthright Citizenship

(theatlantic.com)
I wrote about how IVF etc has forced us to rethink the definition of "parent"—which in certain unusual cases has meant rethinking who gets to be born an American citizen 1/ via

Pipeline Investigation Upends Idea That Bitcoin Is Untraceable

(nytimes.com)
Crypto ppl writing me about this article saying "DUH! everyone knows that," might want to take a step outside the bubble. There's value in explaining things to the broader world and getting them on board rather than shitting on anyone who doesn't know. via
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Showdown Over Omar’s Comments Exposes Sharp Divisions Among Democrats

(nytimes.com)
Imagine if we lived in a world where the headline was: "Member of Congress demands answers from State Department for victims of war crimes" via

The West is passing up the opportunity of the century

(economist.com)
"To get 70% of the planet's population inoculated by April, the IMF calculates, would cost just $50bn. The cumulative economic benefit by 2025, in terms of increased global output, would be $9trn, to say nothing of the many lives that would be saved." via

Microsoft plans major Xbox Game Pass expansion

(protocol.com)
Major Xbox news today: Microsoft is planning to launch Xbox Game Pass on smart TVs and on streaming devices it’s building itself, delivering games via the cloud so you won’t need anything more than a controller. via

A Pivotal Mosquito Experiment Could Not Have Gone Better

(theatlantic.com)
For a change, a feel-good story about a viral disease. A decades-long effort to infuse mosquitoes with a virus-blocking microbe culminated in a trial where dengue incidence fell by 77% in one of the most dengue-prone cities around. Just astonishing. via

Perspective | Only in our anti-truth hellscape could Anthony Fauci become a supervillain

(washingtonpost.com)
But his emails! ... Only in our anti-truth hellscape could Anthony Fauci become a supervillain ... My column via
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Tardigrades: 'Water bears' stuck on the moon after crash

(bbc.com)
Feels like it should be a bigger news story that we permanently put alive animals on the moon. via