28 Mar 03:54

bean and vegetable burritos

by deb

While I haven’t been strictly vegetarian in a long time, I still hold petty grudges, grudges that I work out here in the form of the dishes I’d have preferred as options, over the mediocrity, the afterthought-ness, of most meatless entrees (gloopy pastas or vegetables cobbled together from sides from other dishes), sandwiches (cheese and sometimes soggy lettuce or tomato), and burritos (so much filler). A recent trip to a Tex-Mex chain left me surprised as not much had changed. And as I chewed down my football-sized wrap that was 80% rice, 15% beans, 5% salsa and cheese, my old resentment came back in full force. Vegetarian entrees, sandwiches, and tacos can be so much more! Let’s start here.

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29 Mar 10:25

Blood Price

New Comic: Blood Price
28 Mar 15:41

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Paradise

by tech@thehiveworks.com

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When humans finally step into the Experience Machine, their choice of paradise will be heartbreaking.

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29 Mar 08:31

Blood Price

New Comic: Blood Price
28 Mar 23:03

Healthy adults don’t need annual COVID boosters, WHO advisers say

by Beth Mole
A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination center.

Enlarge / A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination center. (credit: Getty | SOPA Images)

A vaccine advisory group for the World Health Organization said Tuesday that, at this point, it does not recommend additional, let alone annual, COVID-19 booster shots for people at low to medium risk of severe disease. It advised countries to focus on boosting those at high risk—including older people, pregnant people, and those with underlying medical conditions—every six to 12 months for the near- to mid-term.

The new advice contrasts with proposed plans by the US Food and Drug Administration, which has suggested treating COVID-19 boosters like annual flu shots for the foreseeable future. That is, agency officials have floated the idea of offering updated formulations each fall, possibly to everyone, including the young and healthy.

In a viewpoint published last May in JAMA, the FDA's top vaccine regulator, Peter Marks, along with FDA Commissioner Robert Califf and Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock, argued that annual COVID booster campaigns in the fall, ahead of winter waves of respiratory infections—such as flu, COVID-19, and RSV—would protect health care systems from becoming overwhelmed. And they specifically addressed the possibility of vaccinating those at low risk.

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27 Mar 15:23

1278: Taint of Magic

29 Mar 04:54

[ASAP] The Merger of Aryl Radical-Mediated Halogen-Atom Transfer (XAT) and Copper Catalysis for the Modular Cross-Coupling-Type Functionalization of Alkyl Iodides

by Lewis Caiger, Huaibo Zhao, Timothée Constantin, James J. Douglas, and Daniele Leonori

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ACS Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.3c00571
28 Mar 13:15

[ASAP] Dynamic Kinetic Reductive Conjugate Addition for Construction of Axial Chirality Enabled by Synergistic Photoredox/Cobalt Catalysis

by Wei Xiong, Xuan Jiang, Wen-Cheng Wang, Ying Cheng, Liang-Qiu Lu, Ke Gao, and Wen-Jing Xiao

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c13538
27 Mar 19:26

Monday assorted links

by Tyler Cowen
28 Mar 02:58

Modulating intermolecular interactions by collaborative material design to realize THF-processed organic photovoltaic with 1.3 V open-circuit voltage

Energy Environ. Sci., 2023, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/D3EE00344B, Paper
Tingting Dai, Ailing Tang, Zehua He, Mengzhen Du, Peng Lei, zongtao wang, Qingdao Zeng, Yuheng Wang, Shirong Lu, Yufei Zhong, Erjun Zhou
Achieving efficient exciton dissociation and high power conversion efficiency (PCE) becomes a great challenge when the open circuit voltage (VOC) of organic photovoltaic (OPV) reaches the upper limit value of...
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29 Mar 07:41

Chapter 88: Page 29

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29 Mar 06:36

Girl Genius for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Girl Genius comic for Wednesday, March 29, 2023 has been posted.
29 Mar 18:43

[ASAP] Metal Stereogenicity in Asymmetric Transition Metal Catalysis

by Philipp S. Steinlandt, Lilu Zhang, and Eric Meggers

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.2c00724
28 Mar 17:41

[ASAP] Dual-Ligand Catalyst for the Nondirected C–H Olefination of Heteroarenes

by Guangrong Meng, Zhen Wang, Hau Sun Sam Chan, Nikita Chekshin, Zhen Li, Peng Wang, and Jin-Quan Yu

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c01631
29 Mar 01:37

[ASAP] Expedient Access to Underexplored Chemical Space: Deoxygenative C(sp3)–C(sp3) Cross-Coupling

by William L. Lyon and David W. C. MacMillan

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c01488
30 Mar 02:13

[ASAP] A Convergent Total Synthesis of (+)-Ineleganolide

by Benjamin M. Gross, Seo-Jung Han, Scott C. Virgil, and Brian M. Stoltz

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c02142