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Thursday, September 09, 2021

Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of the salad maker Sweetgreen, issued a series of internal apologies to staff last week after publishing (and later deleting) a post on LinkedIn in which he placed blame for the severity of the COVID-19 crisis on overweight Americans and suggested the country should focus on fixing that "underlying problem" instead of the country's broken healthcare system. read more


Xavier Novell had a hell of a resume in the Catholic Church. According to the BBC, he "became Spain's youngest bishop" in 2010 at 41 years old. He was also an exorcist and such a big fan of conversion therapy and opponent of abortion, euthanasia, and gay marriage that he was considered extreme even by the Church itself. read more


Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Newly released documents provide details of U.S.-funded research on several types of coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The Intercept has obtained more than 900 pages of documents detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based health organization that used federal money to fund bat coronavirus research at the Chinese laboratory. The trove of documents includes two previously unpublished grant proposals that were funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as project updates relating to EcoHealth Alliance's research, which has been scrutinized amid increased interest in the origins of the pandemic.


Thursday, September 02, 2021

Egg-shape has long attracted the attention of mathematicians, engineers, and biologists from an analytical point of view. The shape has been highly regarded for its evolution as large enough to incubate an embryo, small enough to exit the body in the most efficient way, not roll away once laid, is structurally sound enough to bear weight and be the beginning of life for so many species. The egg has been called the "perfect shape."


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

As thousands of Israelis rush back to their health funds in search of a third COVID-19 vaccine shot and a Green Pass from isolation after traveling abroad, others are asking if another injection of messenger RNA is safe. read more


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