Wednesday assorted links

1. Robin Hanson: Is Status-Seeking A Context-Neglecting-Value?

2. UFO skeptic West has not in fact debunked those videos.

3. More on the new UK science funding agency.

4. Story of Novavax (WSJ).  And new efficacy data for Chinese vaccines.

5. Response to Julia Galef and Herbert Simon on the value of travel.

6. “The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.  Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out “Dare Mighty Things” in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot (21-meter) parachute. He also included the GPS coordinates for the mission’s headquarters at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.”  Link here.

7. New radical computer science program in Limerick, Ireland.


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