“After the virus enters a human cell, our ribosomes attach to its RNA strands and glide down them like a roller coaster car running along a track. As the ribosomes pass over the genetic letters, they build proteins with corresponding structures. Scientists suspect that the loops of RNA may throw the roller coaster car off its track and then guide it to a spot thousands of positions away. Other loops force the ribosome to back up a bit and then move forward again. This little hiccup can cause the virus to make entirely different proteins from the same stretch of RNA.”

— Carl Zimmer, “The Coronavirus Unveiled

Some things I noticed 09/21/2020:
  1. Prelude to the First Punic War, Hiero II of Syracuse
  2. Ginsburg convinced an all-male Supreme Court to take discrimination against women seriously – using a case on discrimination against men.
  3. We may have different beliefs and values, but the Philippines as a co-equal sovereign nation never interfered in their internal affairs.
  4. much is control for its own sake, designed to aid corruption; The worse off the people, the more foreign aid, more for officials to skim
  5. Transportation officials in the UK have warned commuters not to use live snakes as face coverings
  6. Essentially they treat me like PHP, a new CGI-bin’s what they think of me
  7. Colter Wall — “Kate McCannon“, “The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie
  8. Arkani-HamedAmplituhedron
  9. holding little sister for the first time
  10. we know that time slows down.