And so now we are all "sheltering in place" and "social distancing" from each other. Wow, what a month, what a time!
And while most everyone is shut down, many things are happening...
From Politico: Coronavirus will change the world permanently. Thirty-four big thinkers predict how... some seem almost too obvious, and some seem completely wrong, but it's a thought-provoking list.
Global warming in a few charts. I can't do them justice here, please click through, but the punchline is ... nope, not much global warming is actually happening. "Unfortunately for the alarmists, enough time has now gone by that we can say, definitively, that the models are wrong."
NASA: Planetary protection and the moons of Mars. We are sending a spacecraft to return samples from Phobos and Deimos, and we must make sure we don't contaminate them in the process.
From the always thought-provoking Razib Kahn: The general social complexity factor is a thing. Well then. Another great mind expansion in which I understand about 10% but sense there is something here I want to understand better.