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New theory on USS Cyclops and other Bermuda Triangle disappearances

The legend of the Bermuda Triangle has long intrigued humanity. The enigmatic region is famed for the numerous disappearances of planes and vessels. Perhaps one of the most perplexing aspects surrounding the region is that many vessels lost in the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ are never recovered. It’s as though they vanished into thin air. Leading theories include rogue tidal waves, aliens, foreign interference, methane reserves and even the lost city of Atlantis. Upside took a deep dive into the history and geographical features of the region. We pieced together a theory based on real-world physics that addresses not only why the

There’s a vector of COVID-19 spread that warrants a closer look

We have been saying this for more than six months: COVID-19’s main source of unchecked spread might be meat. While there is undoubtedly some person-to-person spread, the main vector is meat. But here we take a look at the evidence, sources linked in-line include the CDC, Johns Hopkins University, the WHO, and other trusted sources. Look at the evidence; see for yourself. Outbreaks don’t correlate with large gatherings So-called super-spreader events tend to be food centric. Weddings, small gatherings, in restaurants: Places where people eat together. Under current assumptions, we should have seen massive spikes in the wake of the

Trump and McConnell are aligned on need for stimulus

It’s pretty clear that Republicans don’t want to pass stimulus. It’s not about national debt. Though they often position themselves as the ‘fiscally responsible’ party, the numbers say otherwise. Republicans have contributed to the nation’s growing I.O.U. bill, possibly even more than Democrats. It always comes down to motive. That tends to fall into one of three things: reelection, personal gain, or representing the people that elected them. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the third is the least common. Stimulus check fiasco At first glance, it may seem like Trump is sweeping in and

Correlation can damn well mean causation

There is a strange phenomenon happening in which strong statistical analysis across multiple dimensions is dismissed with the cliched scientific counter: ‘correlation does not mean causation.’ It’s true. There are correlations that are random and unrelated. An example of this might be that dog grooming appointments and subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal both increased at the same rate every month for a year. They’re correlated, but one does not beget the other. But there are also degrees of correlation. When there are multiple, strong correlations based on vast amount of data, that’s usually pointing to something. I say this because I have had

There’s Something COVID-19 Hotspot Countries Have in Common

Despite reports of a deadly virus tearing through Wuhan, China in December, Americans carried about their business unbothered. After all, deadly viruses seemed to many of us the plight of far off places that aren’t as ‘developed’ as we are — poor sanitation systems, lack of access to adequate health care, or a host of other things that both differentiated and protected us from such things…right?