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If you touch two CLEAN blocks of the same metal together in space, they weld! Atoms in solid metals move a bit. Touch two clean surfaces together, and the atoms can't tell they're in different blocks so they become one group of atoms, ie ONE SOLID. (Gif: https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/cold-welding-gif-56268)
Interesting preprint, will look into more when not half awake with insomnia.
"We conclude that death in Covid-19 is primarily a consequence of immune-mediated, rather than pathogen- mediated, organ inflammation and injury." https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.02.20145003v1 Autopsy series confirming the path to reducing fatalities @David Dorward @ICECAP @NHS Lothian
It’s reopen day for Disney World, as COVID cases surge in Florida. The #DisneyWorld ride staff I spoke to feel confident about the park’s safety measures. The epidemiologist I spoke to does not. Reopening is “irresponsible” and a “terrible idea,” she said. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/disney-world-reopens-florida-coronavirus-epidemiologist-disaster-12...
Yesterday, I published a story about Equinox cutting instructor pay as gyms reopen and the health concerns instructors had going back to work. Today, Equinox fired Monica Davis, who went on the record with me to speak out. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/equinox-fired-instructor-speaking-out-coronavirus-safety
This amazing @Jeremy Kohler / @Joel Currier piece shows that -- while some may attribute the McCloskeys ridiculous gun-toting cosplay to white privilege or Trump's influence or the NRA or whatever -- the actual cause is that they are total f*cking psychos. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/portland-place-couple-who-confronted-protesters-have-a-lon...