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2014-02-16 15:46:00

Humans are expanding our cities, erasing forests, and reshaping the land for agriculture.

All of that makes pandemics more likely warns @soniashah:

Humans are expanding our cities, erasing forests, and reshaping the land for agriculture. All of that makes pandemics more likely warns  @soniashah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5CEcIyk94

Send this to anyone who still thinks Covid-19 is basically the same as the flu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVIGhz3uwuQ

"Humans often don’t remember what we’ve lost or demand that it be restored. Rather, we adjust to what we’ve got," writes  @David Roberts. This psychological phenomenon could cost us dearly in the fights against climate change and the pandemic. https://bit.ly/2BTJU88

"The severity of my patient’s second bout with  #Covid_19 suggests that immune responses may not be as robust as we hope," writes Dr. D. Clay Ackerly. https://www.vox.com/2020/7/12/21321653/getting-covid-19-twice-reinfection-antibody-herd-immunity?utm...

US coronavirus cases are rising, but the country's death count is at an unusual low. These trends may seem contradictory, but don't be lulled into a false sense of security with the low number of deaths: https://bit.ly/3eg0lc6

Why did liberals win so many cases before a conservative Supreme Court? https://www.vox.com/2020/7/12/21319929/supreme-court-term-liberals-win-conservative-john-roberts-nei...

“Usually, trans women are side characters,” says  @Eve Lindley, an Emmy hopeful for AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere.  @Emily VanDerWerff 😎 talked to her about this groundbreaking role. “I never had to think about ... being intimate on camera or kissing on camera.” https://www.vox.com/culture/21162044/eve-lindley-trans-actress-dispatches-from-elsewhere-amc?utm_cam...

"If I get sick, the house is doomed," said Joaquín, a tenant from Oregon. “I’m really, really, really afraid of being homeless ... I don’t know what this means for me,” said New York renter Allilsa Fernandez. America is on the brink of a housing crisis: https://bit.ly/320Lxvf

“The bad apple rots the barrel," said former police officer and researcher Arthur Rizer. "And until we do something about the rotten barrel, it doesn’t matter how many good fucking apples you put in.” Inside the internal culture of policing in America: https://bit.ly/3ebxl57

Soap is a badass. It's even more routinely effective than hand sanitizer. Here's why it works so well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKVUarhtvE

Manhattan is famous for its grid. It even has it's own hashtag:  #manhattanhenge. But the city's grid isn't about beautiful design, or even making it easier to find your way around.  @Phil Edwards explains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaIOfgz8FVY

What’s it like to find love during lockdown? @CleoAbram talks to couples who started dating during the pandemic about the pros and cons of socially distanced dating. 

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What’s it like to find love during lockdown?  @Cleo Constantine Abram talks to couples who started dating during the pandemic about the pros and cons of socially distanced dating. Watch Answered by Vox on  @Quibi: https://bit.ly/38yMs7s

Face masks don't make you invincible, but we do know masks help keep sick people from spreading their germs. That's why almost every expert agrees: If you have Covid-19, and you leave the house, you should wear a mask. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P27HRClMf2U

The CARES Act was a huge achievement that kept millions of people out of destitution during this Great Depression-level crisis. But it's about to expire, and could leave millions on the brink of sudden collapse: https://bit.ly/2ZeLEl7

Over the last 40 years, disease outbreaks among humans have become more and more frequent. The majority of those diseases originated in animals. But what makes zoonotic outbreaks likelier than ever is actually something humans are doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5CEcIyk94

America is slowly and steadily careening toward a housing crisis — one that could lead to a 40-45% increase in homeless this year, according to one estimate. https://bit.ly/3iWrvZ8

If you have plans this summer to: —Leave town —Visit parents and grandparents —Get routine medical care —See friends —Entertain kids —Get a personal treatment —Travel without a car Here's what experts advise for minimizing coronavirus risk: https://bit.ly/3ffvmOF

It's more than an issue of a "few bad apples." How toxic ideologies at US police departments fuel racist violence across the country: https://bit.ly/2ZXFBR6

How safe is outdoor dining? Here's what health experts and bar owners say about how you can enjoy eating and drinking again: https://bit.ly/2DsfEBN

The feeling of a bar as a haven from the madding world is at the heart of the film Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets. https://bit.ly/3ftOPuQ

President Trump has commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence in a stunning exercise of presidential power. Stone's conviction will remain on his record — for now. But he won’t have to serve his approximately three-year prison term. https://bit.ly/3gOkp7a

Well, if you are looking at tonight's very revealing Roger Stone commutation and not sure what it reveals, please revisit the 2017 Netflix documentary GET ME ROGER STONE: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/5/10/15597328/get-me-roger-stone-netflix-review

Trump failed to repeal Obamacare. Instead he let insurance brokers push – and even overtly mislead – consumers into purchasing plans with flimsy protections. https://bit.ly/31zegao

Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club breathes out the old-fashioned warmth and charm the books had at their very best, writes  @Constance Grady. https://bit.ly/2CkGX0n

It’s been a tough year. But excellent films have still been coming out — in “virtual” cinemas, on streaming and digital platforms, and even in drive-in theaters. Here are the 28 best films from the first half of 2020 and how you can watch them. https://bit.ly/2W6xCAa

This month #VoxBookClub is reading Rodham, which explores a timeline in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton.

Join us for a moderated conversation with author @csittenfeld and @constancegrady:

This month  #VoxBookClub is reading Rodham, which explores a timeline in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton. Join us for a moderated conversation with author  @Curtis Sittenfeld and  @Constance Grady: http://bit.ly/3eib4CH

Amazon says its email earlier today to employees banning TikTok was sent "in error." If you work at Amazon and have thoughts about what happened, please get in touch. https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/10/21320240/amazon-tiktok-ban-employees-delete-app-phones-security...

Since the pandemic forced many businesses to close, the restaurant garbage that rats rely on for food has decreased. According to the CDC, these hungry rats are exhibiting aggressive behavior. 

What can cities do?

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Since the pandemic forced many businesses to close, the restaurant garbage that rats rely on for food has decreased. According to the CDC, these hungry rats are exhibiting aggressive behavior. What can cities do? Watch Answered by Vox on  @Quibi: https://bit.ly/2ZP8TBs

EPISODE 603⤵️ The Trump administration announced a policy change that could force a million international students out of the country this week. But  @Vox's  @Nicole Narea says the students are collateral in a bigger political play. https://open.spotify.com/episode/4gHbqJGB6hheBoAJ3Idcvm?si=4Bys1-yQShKfUyaYuz4XYA

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