* “Vantem Global Builds Modular Homes Out of Energy-Efficient Panels.” They look good, and housing construction has been stubbornly resistant to efficiency improvements.
* “The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China.” Maybe we shouldn’t do that.
* “Skin exposure to UVB light induces a skin-brain-gonad axis and sexual behavior.” It’s in Cell and thus SFW.
* “Sensitivity Readers Are the New Literary Gatekeepers.” Which can’t be helping fiction sales: we used to make fun of the Soviets for insisting on doctrinaire art. Now, big publishers insist on it, which is particularly odd given the vitality of gatekeeper-free Internet writing.
* A Canceled Cancellation at the University of Michigan: “The University of Michigan Medical School just took a bold stand for academic freedom.” I’ve noted many negative examples but think it useful to also cite some positive ones.
* “Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals.” The first paragraphs are consistent with previous actions and yet still horrifying.
* “‘The Literary Mafia’ Review: People of the Book.” Jews, books, and ideas.
* An essay against Puritanism, though that’s not the title the author uses. It’s a rant.