Links 1/14/2020

Three Coyotes Fail to Impress Unfazed Cat Named Max in This Showdown Time (David L).

How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality Science Magazine

Top-Secret UFO Files Could ‘Gravely Damage’ US National Security if Released, Navy Says Live Science (Kevin W)

Australia Burning

Australia bushfires: Carrots dropped from helicopters feed wallabies BBC

Push to export koalas to New Zealand in effort to save iconic marsupial SBS (Kevin W)

Border Collie Leads 900 Sheep to Safety During Australian Bushfires MyModernMet (David L)

Thai elephants march in silence for Australian bushfires Reuters (furzy)

More than 23,000 people have been evacuated and clouds of ash have turned entire towns grey as Taal volcano continues to rumble. pic.twitter.com/SskK8qbCpt

— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) January 14, 2020

We’re Approaching the Limits of Computer Power — We Need New Programmers Now’ Guardian

Are We on the Cusp of an ‘AI Winter’? BBC

New Lithium-Oxygen Battery Could One Day Power Electric Cars NBC (UserFriendly)

Living robots created as scientists turn frog cells into ‘entirely new life-forms’ Telegraph (David L) and Team builds the first living robots Techxplore (Robert M)

China?

Trump Accused of Playing Politics With Treasury Report on China Bloomberg

Here’s what’s in the phase one China trade deal Trump is signing this week CNBC

India

GM in India: Faking it on the Astroturf OffGuardian

Brexit

Government will struggle to ‘Get Brexit Done’ by December 2020 Institute for Government

Assessing the UK Electoral Avalanche of December 2019 John Weeks, Triple Crisis

Recession: Almost half of UK firms

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