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NO THANKS TO THE NET-NEUTRALITY NITWITS:  The Pandemic That Didn’t Break the Internet. Market-frien…

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NO THANKS TO THE NET-NEUTRALITY NITWITS:  The Pandemic That Didn’t Break the Internet. Market-friendly policies let Americans stream to their hearts’ content, while regulation-heavy Europe has been forced to impose speed limits on streaming services due to high demand during the pandemic.

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23 days ago
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Yep

RT @EinatWilf: In the past 8 weeks I have homeschooled my children to my surprised delight. In the past 2 weeks I have given digital talks…

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In the past 8 weeks I have homeschooled my children to my surprised delight. In the past 2 weeks I have given digital talks in Australia, Canada, the US and Ireland to launch my most recent book "The War of Return", and all from my desk at home. My reflections on what this means: twitter.com/Quillette/stat…

The Age of the Homebody Has Only Begun | @EinatWilf
quillette.com/2020/05/07/the…




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I'm lucky I can work from home as easily as at the office.

ESPN to air slew of weird sports this weekend, including lawn-mower racing, cherry-pit spitting, stone skipping disrn.com/news/espn-to-a…

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ESPN to air slew of weird sports this weekend, including lawn-mower racing, cherry-pit spitting, stone skipping disrn.com/news/espn-to-a…




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So it's basically back to the opening month of ESPN.

Kim Jong Un allegedly reappears after 3-week absence; N.K. state media offers photos, video disrn.com/news/kim-jong-…

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Kim Jong Un allegedly reappears after 3-week absence; N.K. state media offers photos, video disrn.com/news/kim-jong-…




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29 days ago
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I guess it only takes three weeks to clone a dictator from his nose!

Rapid progress from Fast Grants

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I was pleased to read this NYT reporting:

Yet another team has been trying to find drugs that work against coronavirus — and also to learn why they work.

The team, led by Nevan Krogan at the University of California, San Francisco, has focused on how the new coronavirus takes over our cells at the molecular level.

The researchers determined that the virus manipulates our cells by locking onto at least 332 of our own proteins. By manipulating those proteins, the virus gets our cells to make new viruses.

Dr. Krogan’s team found 69 drugs that target the same proteins in our cells the virus does. They published the list in a preprint last month, suggesting that some might prove effective against Covid-19…

It turned out that most of the 69 candidates did fail. But both in Paris and New York [where the drugs were shipped for testing], the researchers found that nine drugs drove the virus down.

“The things we’re finding are 10 to a hundred times more potent than remdesivir,” Dr. Krogan said. He and his colleagues published their findings Thursday in the journal Nature.

The Krogan team was an early recipient of Fast Grants, and you will find more detail about their work at the above NYT link.  Fast Grants is also supporting Patrick Hsu and his team at UC Berkeley:

And the work of the Addgene team:

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StatsGuru
31 days ago
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I do love how fast people can innovate today.

I’M NOT SAYING THAT POPE FRANCIS IS A SUBPAR POPE, BUT I AM SAYING THAT HE’S BEING THEOLOGICALLY DUN…

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I’M NOT SAYING THAT POPE FRANCIS IS A SUBPAR POPE, BUT I AM SAYING THAT HE’S BEING THEOLOGICALLY DUNKED UPON BY A BAT PR ACCOUNT:

Out: Ratzinger. In: Bat zinger.

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36 days ago
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To the bat poles!
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