Remember, you have a First Amendment right to record on-duty police officers. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/you-have-first-amendment-right-record-police
Bystander video of the police officers was surely critical in the prosecution and conviction of Derek Chauvin. https://abcnews.go.com/US/george-floyds-voice-haunted-derek-chauvin-murder-trial/story?id=77185802
**Disrupted sleep is linked to increased risk of early death, particularly in women**
"For the first time, a study has shown a clear link between the frequency and duration of unconscious wakefulness during night-time sleep and an increased risk of dying from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and death from any cause, particularly in women."
**Overgrowth of gut yeast in newborns may increase asthma risk**
"An overgrowth of yeast in the gut within the first few months of life may cause changes to the immune system that increase the risk of asthma later on, shows a new study."
**Study reveals roadmap of muscle decline with age**
"Scientists have produced a comprehensive roadmap of muscle aging in mice that could be used to find treatments that prevent decline in muscle mobility and function."
**Flushing a public toilet? Don't linger, because aerosolized droplets do**
"Because COVID-19 has been detected in urine and stool samples, public restrooms can be cause for concern. Researchers measured droplets generated from flushing a toilet and a urinal in a public restroom and found a substantial increase in the measured aerosol levels in the ambient en…"
**Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds**
"Refuting an earlier study, researchers found that epidural anesthesia, commonly administered for pain relief during labor, does not increase the risk for autism in children."
**Cellular impact of 'Heat not Burn' products may be no less harmful than cigarettes**
"The impact on lung cells of 'Heat not Burn' products -- a hybrid between traditional cigarettes and electronic vaping devices -- may be no less harmful than that of conventional cigarettes, suggest the findings of a small comparative study."
**Can extreme melt destabilize ice sheets?**
"Researchers have deciphered a trove of data that shows one season of extreme melt can reduce the Greenland Ice Sheet's capacity to store future meltwater - and increase the likelihood of future melt raising sea levels."
Wall Street's Cooked Books Fueled the Financial Crisis in 2008. It's Happening Again. https://theintercept.com/2021/04/20/wall-street-cmbs-dollar-general-ladder-capital/
The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/20/the-invention-of-whiteness-long-history-dangerous-idea
The Guardian view on an America First Caucus: a warning democracy is under siege https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/19/the-guardian-view-on-an-america-first-caucus-a-warning-democracy-is-under-siege
How US helmet laws are used against cyclists of colour and homeless people https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/20/us-helmet-laws-police-citations-cyclists-of-colour-homeless
We must end ‘qualified immunity’ for police. It might save the next George Floyd | Killer Mike https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/20/george-floyd-derek-chauvin-killer-mike-police
passing on this beautiful open call for a new art & ecology residency to the fediverse https://lios.io/ -- happening this summer in Bledow Desert, Poland
LIOS labs art & ecology residencies are programmes designed to nourish the inner and outer ecosystem. The residencies are spaces for knowledge ex-change and cultivation of regenerative body-mind practices.
This open call is especially directed to self-organized makers, artists, scientists, agents and groups of all kinds that feel the urgency of reimagining our world. We are looking for people willing to take the risk of living in the desert and working with elements as their guides in designing structures that inspire ecological living. We encourage initiatives that take in consideration local outreach, in forms of workshops and other social interventions.
The cost of 10 days residency is 185 euro. This fee includes accommodation and vegan & local food, insurance. Its a self-organized non-profit group.
**Early deaths rising in workers using methylene chloride paint strippers**
"Researchers and physicians have found that early deaths of workers using methylene chloride paint strippers are on the rise. The solvent is widely used in paint strippers, cleaners, adhesives and sealants."