Will China Produce Another Coronavirus?

The conditions for an epidemic are still there.

by Roger Bate | The National Interest

As we settle down to the inevitable spread — but relatively minor impact — of the coronavirus, it is worth thinking about the causes of the disease’s spread and whether any of them are likely to change.… Continues

Victoria’s Secret Executive Made Lewd Comment About Bella Hadid’s Breasts During Fitting: Report

by Helen Murphy | People

A former executive at Victoria’s Secret reportedly made a lewd comment about Bella Hadid before the brand’s 2018 fashion show.

The incident was one of several allegations of sexual harassment and bullying made against Ed Razek in a recent New York Times report.… Continues

Scientists question work suggesting pangolin coronavirus link

By Kate Kelland and Tom Daly | Reuters

By Kate Kelland and Tom Daly

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Independent scientists questioned research on Friday that suggested that the outbreak of coronavirus disease spreading from China might have passed from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins.… Continues

NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation, revealing hidden underwater mountain ranges and ancient land bridges

by mmcfalljohnsen@businessinsider.com (Morgan McFall-Johnsen) | Business Insider

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  • A NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth’s surface that lies beneath.
  • A planetary scientist remade the video to highlight its most fascinating features: the world’s longest mountain range and the Ice Age land bridges that ancient humans crossed.
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I’m 58 and have no retirement savings. Is my financial life ruined, or is there still hope?

by Peter Dunn, Special to USA TODAY | USA TODAY

Dear Pete,

I’m 58 and for the first time ever, retirement seems real to me. The problem is, I don’t have any money. I make a lot ($200k a year) at my new job, but due to a large number of circumstances, I don’t have any retirement assets.Continues

China’s Chernobyl? Communism Is the Reason Coronavirus Is So Dangerous

China’s communist system requires sycophancy, opaqueness, and an absence of information. Combating coronavirus requires the opposite.

by Paul Wolfowitz | The National Interest

(This article first appeared on November 1, 2020)

There have been nearly 2,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far.… Continues