News Items

John Ellis
News Items: Interesting, important or both.
Created 15 Apr 2019
  • Reprogramming Life.
    20 Jan 2022about 3 hours ago • 2 min read
    Share 1. A team of biotech veterans say they have raised $3 billion to create a continent-spanning company that will aim to battle disease by reprogramming the fundamental machinery of living cells. I...
  • Poverty of Dignity.
    19 Jan 20221 day ago • 1 min read
    Give a gift subscription 1. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday in an effort to resolve the standoff over Ukraine, with U.S. official...
  • Game Over?
    18 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    Subscribe now 1. Where are we with the pandemic? Tomas Pueyo asserts: “It’s time to start living again.” You can read the full post by clicking on this link. Summary: Between Omicron, vaccines, and tr...
  • When Russia Invades.
    17 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    1. Omicron has breached the political, financial and technology centers of China for the first time, putting pressure on the country’s response to the more transmissible variant as it awaits the Winte...
  • Subsea Cable.
    15 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    Share News Items 1. In less than a decade, four tech giants— Microsoft, Google parent Alphabet, Meta (formerly Facebook ) and Amazon —have become by far the dominant users of undersea-cable capacity. ...
  • America's Entrepreneurial Boom
    14 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Get 14 day free trial 1. The pandemic dealt a stunning blow to the American economy, pushing millions out of their jobs and shuttering hundreds of thousands of businesses. But it sparked activity, too...
  • McConnell and Trump
    13 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now During the reign of Roger Ailes at Fox News, there were some rules. One was that on-air criticism of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was, if not verboten, an ill-advised career choice. Ailes...
  • Non-Random.
    13 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    Give a gift subscription 1. Matt Ridley: “Inch by painful inch, the truth is being dragged out about how this pandemic started. It is just about understandable, if not forgivable, that Chinese scienti...
  • A Likely Explanation.
    12 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    Give a gift subscription 1. Russia is moving attack helicopters and fighter jets towards the Ukrainian border even as the White House scrambles to defuse a stand-off with the Kremlin by blocking calls...
  • A Pig's Heart.
    11 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Give a gift subscription 1. In a medical first, doctors in Maryland have transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life. Doctors at the Un...
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