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The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life (Phys)

Phys title: The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life By: University of California - San Diego Date: 6 October 2022 "Facing starvation and stress conditions, some bacteria enter a dormant state in which life processes stop. Shutting down into a deep dormancy allows these cells, called spores, to withstand punishing extremes of heat,...

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Rethinking the Origins of Inflammatory Diseases (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Rethinking the Origins of Inflammatory Diseases WSJ subtitle: Research on how the immune system can go wrong is changing the way medicine thinks about everything from Covid-19 to heart diseaseBy: Shilpa RavellaDate: 6 October 2022 "When the Covid pandemic took hold in late 2019, an urgent question soon emerged: Why did some individuals...

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The Global Economy Enters ‘Eye of a New Storm’ (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The Global Economy Enters ‘Eye of a New Storm’ By: Simon Kennedy Date: 3 October 2022  Shockwaves Forget Nike Town. It’s more Nike down, these days. Shares of the sportswear giant plunged the most in two decades last week. The main reason was a 65% surge in inventories during the fiscal first quarter through August. But the...

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Balancing competition and cooperation (3)

The 1978 term "winter of discontent" is popular once again, for various reasons (eg, 2021 global energy crisis, 2022 food crises, 2021-2022 global supply chain crisis). Citizens blame their governments (eg, DutchNews). The EU blames the national governments for acting late or not all (eg, Wiley, T&F online). Balancing competition versus cooperation is hard. See...

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The Chinese implosion – a 2022 update (3)

Early 2016, I published part 1 and part 2 of this blog. I'm surprised that the Chinese implosion is nearer than I had expected. Usually, such a development takes decades. I suppose China's swift transformation from pragmatism to ideology is accountable and responsible for the acceleration of its implosion. The reasons for my current expectation are as follows:...

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China Is Paying a Price for Its Economic and Pandemic Policies (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China Is Paying a Price for Its Economic and Pandemic Policies By: Malcolm Scott Date: 31 August 2022 "Opportunity Cost The Law of Unintended Consequences is wrecking havoc on China. And by the day, economists are turning more bearish as a result.  Raymond Yeung at ANZ Bank become the latest to slash forecasts for growth this year, down to 3%...

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