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The decisions we make about where to live are distorted not just by politics that play down climate risks, but also by expensive subsidies and incentives aimed at defying nature.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Earlier studies about digital contact tracing have been widely distorted.Coronavirus tracing apps can save lives even with low adoption rates|Patrick O'Neill|September 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Because these new constellations are being deployed in lower orbits, they’re much brighter, leaving behind long bright streaks on the image and sometimes distorting other parts of the data.Satellite mega-constellations risk ruining astronomy forever|Neel Patel|September 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
They take a scientific pose to gain your confidence and then distort the facts to their own purposes.How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It - Facts So Romantic|Stuart Firestein|August 28, 2020|Nautilus
That concept of distorting perception was important, Ginzel said.A Closer Look at the Public Art at Chicago Police Stations|by Logan Jaffe|August 21, 2020|ProPublica
And would-be collectors like Henry Stephenson continue to distort the cultural record in their hunt for hidden treasures.
Saying a word in a different tone can distort or utterly mangle a line.
Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have witnessed at first hand how Irving likes to distort things.
So serious is this heat that it can distort a major APUS engine component, the rotor shaft, and cause significant damage.
Ill-constructed benches may not only distort the body, but, by reflex influence, the mind as well.Woodward's Country Homes|George E. Woodward
Everything was done to encourage them, and nothing to suppress, or distort them.Heart and Soul|Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
To search for hidden unities in the literature of an age is often to distort facts in the interest of theory.Personality in Literature|Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
He protests against its use for controversial pamphlets which distort the truth.
This Administration will not distort the value of the dollar in any fashion.