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Earthwatch Institute concluded that bees are the most important living being on the planet

The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet  – “Earthwatch Institute concluded in last debate of Royal Geographical Society of London that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk. Bees around the world have… Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries share food and paper goods with neighbors

Mental Floss – via LitHub: “Across the nation, people are stocking their Little Free Libraries with food, toilet paper, and other necessities as a creative way to lend a helping hand to neighbors in need without breaking the rules of social distancing. Many of the makeshift pantries encourage people to pay it forward with handwritten… Continue Reading

Data Reveals the True Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wired –  In some countries, satellite images, internet speed, and traffic information reveal what governments won’t. “As the coronavirus crisis engulfs the planet, some think that using official data to make sense of the situation only helps so much. Governments might be deliberately obfuscating what is going on in the country—as China did in the… Continue Reading

National Geo on COVID-19, Home Schooling, Fake News, and Real Data – Bonus Tips on WFH

The National Geographic has a wealth of up-to-date resources that cover the global impact of COVID-19. Sections include: background and update in the virus in specific countries along with the impact on societies, that status of national parks (yes many are open but NatGeo provides reasons not to visit), graphics and data delivered with focused,… Continue Reading

How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff

Wired – These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and virus-free. “There’s something deeply unsettling about stepping out of the home-from-work boredom of self-isolation into the tense, ambient panic of grocery shopping during a pandemic. Normal is a double-sided coin now. At home things feel hyperreal, and… Continue Reading

COVID-19: How the enterprise is adapting to disruption

ZDNet – “From cancelled tech conferences and disrupted supply chains to telecommuting and cybersecurity threats, the enterprise faces a new normal as COVID-19’s impact escalates. As the impact of COVID-19 on the enterprise escalates, employers and employees must adapt to a new normal. From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the… Continue Reading

Surprising sources of light pollution in states around the US

Mysterious Light Sources Alex Altair: “I got my first telescope in 2017, in time for the Great American Eclipse. I started paying attention to the concept of light pollution, including finding detailed maps of what places had high or low amounts of light pollution. After looking up nearby areas that were potentially good for stargazing,… Continue Reading

A nation’s response to disaster speaks to its strength and to its dysfunctions

The Atlantic – Epidemics Reveal the Truth About the Societies They Hit– “..Epidemics, like disasters, have a way of revealing underlying truths about the societies they impact. The Chinese have already paid a high price for the secretiveness of their system, and for the top-down bureaucratic culture that led many, initially, to conceal the disease.… Continue Reading