On This Day
September 14, 1907
Jasper Forest Reserve, which covers 13,000 square kilometers in the Canadian 🇨🇦 Rockies, is established.
In 1930, Jasper will become a national park under the National Parks Act.
- Fast-Forward to 2050 » How your day will look in a carbon-neutral world » New Scientist
- New York moves to ban the sale of new ICE cars and trucks by 2035 » CNET
- China is responsible for more than half of the world’s coal consumption » via Max Roser
- Scientists are potty-training cows in hopes of reducing poop producing greenhouse-gas emissions » CNET
COVID-19 / Pandemic
- Experts say COVID-19 booster shots aren’t needed right now » Axios
- This should worry us all » Study shows that more than 10% of Israeli kids who got the COVID-19 virus are now suffer from ‘long COVID’ » Times of Isreal
- Is the Opel Foundation fuelling the antivaxx and science denialist campaigns? » British Medical Journal
- Internal docs show that Facebook knows, through it’s own research, that Instagram is harmful to a sizeable percentage of users, especially teen girls, but has taken few remedial steps » WSJ
- In public, Facebook downplays the significant teen mental-health issues
- “For a select few members of our community, we are not enforcing our policies and standards,” reads an internal FB doc. “Unlike the rest of our community, these people can violate our standards without any consequences.”
Brazilian soccer star Neymar posted nude photos of a woman on Facebook. For most users, there would have been consequences. Internal Facebook documents reveal how he—and millions like him—get special treatment. https://t.co/kQnKMGYHle
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 14, 2021
- EU flights recovered this summer but still lag pre-COVID levels » Euronews
- All those business travel chickens the airlines were counting are not hatching » Forbes
- United Airlines employees who won’t get vaccinated face unpaid leave or termination » Afar
- Michelangelo’s Hidden Drawings » The doodles of a genius line the walls of a secret room under the Medici Chapel » Atlas Obscura
- Tech being used for evil » A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click » MIT Technology Review
- Are you a Pixel Super Fan? Do you live in the USA and want to join the Pixel Super Fan Club?
- Apple has released another iOS update with some urgent and important security patches » XDA Developers
- Update your Apple devices NOW, because ‘Pegasus’ is loose » The Next Web
- Affects all devices » every iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch
- US faces ‘real battle for democracy’ against far right, says Hillary Clinton » The Guardian
- Confirming what everyone already knows, Tucker Carlson admits » “I lie.”
Canadian Election T -6 Days » Election day is September 20
- Roughly 5.8 million federal voters cast ballots at advanced polls » The Star
- Amber Mac interviews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and allows him time to answer. Refreshing. It demonstrated that the Prime Minister understood the issue and was not simply repeating talking points that had been feed to him.
— Amber Mac (@ambermac) September 14, 2021