The oldest large-sized predatory dinosaur comes from the Italian Alps — ScienceDaily

Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species is the oldest known ceratosaurian, and the world’s largest (1 ton) predatory dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic (Sinemurian, ~198 Mya).

Source: The oldest large-sized predatory dinosaur comes from the Italian Alps — ScienceDaily

 A new socialism

The legacy of bolshevism has made life difficult for ‘socialists’. And the attempts to coopt the terms for social democratic content doesn’t help either.
We have redefined terms and made them clear and explicit, e.g. ‘democratic market neo-communism’.

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A silly but common talking point on the far right is that if Sen. Bernie Sanders and his political protégé, Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like socialism so much, they should spend time in Venezuela—a country that has been plagued by everything from food shortages to hyperinflation to appalling crime rates.

Source: Don’t believe the right-wing fear-mongering about turning into Venezuela — here’s Democratic Socialists actually want | Alternet

Force of nature | Richard Seymour on Patreon

Official Post from Richard Seymour: “We know only a single science, the science of history. One can look at history from two sides and divide it into the history of nature and the history of men. The two sides are, however, inseparable; the history of nature and the history of men are dependent on each other so long as men exist.” —

Source: Force of nature | Richard Seymour on Patreon

Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign 

U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged congressional leaderships not to include in a must-pass spending bill a measure that would suppress free speech rights by criminalizing boycotts of Israel. 

Source: Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign | Portside

Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought 

“Researchers were not certain where and how flowers came into existence because it seems that many flowers just popped up in the Cretaceous from nowhere,” explains lead author Qiang Fu” It now looks as though they just popped into the Jurassic from nowhere.

Source: Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought | Uncommon Descent