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Assorted links for 11/23/2019

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1. The Big Business of Unconscious Bias. Companies want to avoid racism, sexism and misgendering. Consultants are standing by. (society, NYT) 2. Women are increasingly unhappy. This comic explains why. (society, Vox) 3. What If Porn Had No Pictures? Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses. (society, NYT) 4. Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence. Three women with extensive experience in A.I. spoke on the topic and how to […]

Assorted links for 11/15/2019

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1. How to turn the complex mathematics of vector calculus into simple pictures (science, MIT Technology Review) 2. In Data Journalism, Tech Matters Less Than the People (media, NYT) 3. Everything You Wanted to Know about Hazelnuts but Were Afraid to Ask (food, JSTOR) 4. The toxic killers in our air too small to see (health, BBC Futures) 5. Against Economics (book, The New York Review of Books) Money and Government: The Past and Future […]

Assorted links for 11/12/2019

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1. A natural biomolecule has been measured acting like a quantum wave for the first time (science, MIT Technology Review) 2. Can laboratories curb their addiction to plastic? (sustainability, The Guardian) 3. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice. Why don’t we grow it ourselves? (food, The New Food Economy) 4. The Origins of the Police (society, JSTOR)

Assorted links for 11/07/2019

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1. Is CRISPR the Next Antibiotic? (healthcare, NYT) 2. Why We Need to Map the Ocean Floor (science, Nautilus) 3. ‘You sound worried’: would you let an AI rephrase the tone of your emails? (AI, The Guardian) 4. The Digital Dada Library (culture, Open Culture) This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing:

Assorted links for 11/06/2019

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1. A startup just announced the world’s first fake-meat “steaks” made from fungi. Are we ready? (new-food, The New Food Economy) 2. Tales From the Teenage Cancel Culture (new-culture, NYT) 3. Economic Incentives Don’t Always Do What We Want Them To (economics, NYT) 4. The Happy, Healthy Capitalists of Switzerland (society, NYT) 5. Environmental Challenges Ahead for Coffee Beans (climate, JSTOR)

Assorted links for 10/30/2019

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1. Will There Be Wine After Climate Change? (climate, JSTOR) 2. Growing Meat in a Lab That Doesn’t Look Like Mush (new-food, NYT) 3. Deadly Algae Are Creeping Northward (climate, The Atlantic) 4. Explore 1400 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh–and Much More–at the Van Gogh Museum’s Online Collection (culture, Open Culture) 5. A Flowchart of Philosophical Novels: Reading Recommendations from Haruki Murakami to Don DeLillo (culture, Open Culture)

Assorted links for 10/22/2019

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1. The year of the NBA unicorn (NBA, Axios) 2. Automating humans with AI (AI, Axios) 3. Mammon. Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment by Eugene McCarraher (society, aeon) 4. The city trying to make urban living good for your health (cities, BBC) 5. The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost? (technology, NYT)