"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
Mark Zuckerberg, who has allegedly been been funnelling enriched Uranium to Iran, said that Facebook should not be the arbiter of truth.
I just realized that if there was no pandemic, this weekend would be the last major (I think there would still be some outdoor track and field in the original schedule) weekend for Cal Olympic Sports. Both women's rowing (NCAA at Oak Ridge, TN) and men's rowing (IRA at NJ) championships, where Cal is perennial natty contender, would have had their finals on Sunday.
Today in CV19
Elsewhere in college
OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY
Also enjoying the miniseries on Grant, it's not great, but it is very good, and gets to the heart of what made him the Civil War's best general.
On to space
"Of all the ways Amy Cooper might have expressed her exasperation during a dispute with a birder in Central Park — rolling her eyes as she agreed to restrain her cocker spaniel, railing against avian life-forms, giving him the finger and moving on — she instead chose a potentially lethal option. Confronting her adversary, Christian Cooper, she said that she was going to call the police to report that “an African-American man” was “threatening” her life."
That didn't occur to me the first time I read about this event.
I really like Merriam-Webster's word of the day. I rarely see a word I don't the meaning of, but the history of the word is always interesting.
Monkeys on the loose in India with stolen coronavirus blood samples
The k-12 program at Berkeley Lab has a livestream on identifying stars today at 2: https://k12education.lbl.gov/home-resources/live-science-series