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Previews: The Economist Magazine – Dec 23-30, 2022

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The Economist Magazine (December 23 – 30, 2022) issue:

Our country of the year for 2022 can only be Ukraine

For the heroism of its people, and for standing up to a bully

What 2022 meant for the world

Some years bring disorder, others a resolution. This one asked questions

Elon Musk’s $44bn education on free speech

He has had a crash course in the trade-offs in protecting free expression

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Nov 11, 2022

Science Magazine – November 11, 2022 Issue:

Invasive mosquito adds to Africa’s malaria toll

Anopheles stephensi may dramatically increase the number of people at risk

As Musk reshapes Twitter, academics ponder taking flight

Many researchers are setting up profiles on another social media service known as Mastodon

Scientists on trial after speaking out on harassment

Astrophysicist Christian Ott filed a criminal complaint after job offer withdrawn

Perennial rice could be a ‘game changer’

Long-term study in China shows yields hold up and farmers save money and time

Previews: New Scientist Magazine – Nov 12, 2022

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New Scientist – November 12, 2022 Issue:

How JWST could find signs of alien life in exoplanet atmospheres

The James Webb Space Telescope can peer into alien skies like never before. With six potentially habitable planets within its sights, astronomers are entering a new era in the search for biology beyond our solar system

What age do you really become an adult? And why it’s vital to know

The age at which you are considered an adult differs around the world, but emerging research into the developing brain suggests we may have got the concept of adulthood all wrong. When do we really become a grown-up?

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – Nov 14, 2022

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The New Yorker – Inside the November 14, 2022 Issue:

The Case Against the Twitter Apology

A man making a note from paper scraps spelling out "Sorry."

Our twenty-first-century culture of performed remorse has become a sorry spectacle.

Emma Thompson’s Third Act

A series of portraits of Emma Thompson, photographed by Chris Levine.

The actress and screenwriter takes on a musical.

Do We Have the History of Native Americans Backward?

A portrait of Thayendanegea, painted in London, in 1785, by Gilbert Stuart.

They dominated far longer than they were dominated, and, a new book contends, shaped the United States in profound ways.

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Nov 7, 2022

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Inside Barron’s November 7, 2022 Issue:

A Legacy Is on the Line as Musk Takes Over Twitter

Love him or hate him, the Tesla CEO is about to show whether Twitter can take flight under his ownership. More than his billions are at stake.

Wishful Thinking Won’t Sway Fed on Rate Hikes. But a Recession Might.

A Divided Congress Might Not Be Good for Stocks This Time Around

As the Fed Leans Into Higher Rates, Investors Should Lean Into Fundamentals

Higher Interest Rates Alone Won’t Rein in Inflation. Here’s What Might.

Tech’s Next Problem: Businesses Are Cutting Back Too

News: Germany-EU Energy Crisis Tensions, CNN Sued By Trump, Musk-Twitter

Tensions flare between Germany and the rest of the EU over the energy crisis. Plus: former US president Donald Trump sues CNN, a flick through the day’s papers and the London Film Festival kicks off.

Morning News: U.N. Chief In Moscow, U.S. Diplomats Return, Musk Buys Twitter

As UN chief António Guterres heads to Moscow, we give you the latest on his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Plus: US diplomats begin to return to Ukraine, Elon Musk strikes a deal to buy Twitter and a round-up of the latest news from the Nordic region.

News: Top 5 Stories For July 29, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for July 29: $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Federal workers, Big Tech, COVID-19, Tunisia

1. A roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure investment bill advanced in the U.S. Senate, passing a key milestone that moves the emerging legislation toward formal debate and possible passage.

2. President Joe Biden is expected to announce that all civilian federal workers will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and travel limits, a source said.

3. Twitter is shutting its reopened offices in the U.S., while other big tech companies are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases.

4. Australia’s military will help enforce a lockdown in Sydney after the city of 6 million posted a record daily rise in COVID-19 cases and state authorities said the outbreak was likely to get worse.

5. Tunisia’s president said he was addressing the dire economic and COVID-19 situation and probing widespread corruption after invoking emergency powers to seize control of government in a move his foes called a coup.

Science: Heat Waves In U.S. Impacting Minorities, Graphene Layers, Twitter

Why heat waves disproportionately impact minorities in US cities, and the researcher that critiqued his whole career on Twitter.

In this episode:

00:45 How heat waves kill unequally

Researchers are beginning to unpick how historic discrimination in city planning is making the recent heat waves in North America more deadly for some than others.

News Feature: Racism is magnifying the deadly impact of rising city heat

11:59 Research Highlights

A graphene layer can protect paintings from age, and a new and endangered species of ‘fairy lantern’.

Research Highlight: A graphene cloak keeps artworks’ colours ageles

Research Highlight: Newfound ‘fairy lantern’ could soon be snuffed out forever

14:25 Self-criticism

When researcher Nick Holmes decided to criticise his past papers, in 57 tweets, he found the reflection enlightening. Now he’s encouraging other researchers to self-criticise, to help speed scientific progress.

World View: I critiqued my past papers on social media — here’s what I learnt

20:53 Briefing Chat

We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, Richard Branson’s commercial space flight, and the Maori perspective on Antarctic conservation.

The Washington Post: Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew are safely back from space, ushering in a new era

The New York Times: The Maori Vision of Antarctica’s Future (intermittent paywall)