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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 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 10/17/2019

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1. The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies (new-food, NYT) 2. The Great Biomass Boondoggle (energy, The New York Review of Books) 3. This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese (food, NYT) 4. Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die (food, health, NYT) 5. If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? (AI, NYT) 6. What We Lose When We Lose Indigenous Knowledge (culture, JSTOR)

Assorted links for 10/15/2019

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1. How many NBA players have tweeted in support of Hong Kong? by Tyler Cowen (sports + politics + China) 2. The peculiar bathroom habits of Westerners (culture, BBC) 3. Quantum gold rush: the private funding pouring into quantum start-ups (startups, Nature) 4. But is it science? Theoretical physicists who say the multiverse exists set a dangerous precedent: science based on zero empirical evidence by Jim Baggott (science, aeon)

Assorted links for 10/02/2019

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1. The Brewery Powered by a Wind Turbine (JSTOR) 2. The value of thoughts and prayers (economics, PNAS – open access) A standard response of both policy makers and private citizens to hardships—from natural disasters to mass shootings—is to offer “thoughts and prayers.” Critics argue that such gestures are meaningless and may obstruct structural reforms intended to mitigate catastrophes. In this study, we elicit the value of receiving thoughts and prayers from strangers following adversity. […]

Assorted links for 09/26/2019

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1. The well-educated person by C D C Reeve (aeon) 2. Got any Horrific Child? Discover the list of the world’s 291 weirdest bands (culture, The Guardian) 3. Blockchain: disillusionment descends on financial services (blockchain, Financial Times) 4. ‘There’s no end and no escape. You feel so, so exposed’: life as a victim of revenge porn (crime, The Guardian)

Assorted links for 09/15/2019

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1. The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity (society, culture, JSTOR) 2. The Gospel of Oil by Kim Phillips-Fein (history, books, Boston Review) Oil executives themselves historically have been among the most active and enthusiastic promoters of apocalyptic Christianity in the United States, their zeal to drill representing their religious passion as well as their quest for self-enrichment.  3. The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence – How Cheaper Predictions Will Change The World (AI, Forbes) 4. […]

Assorted links for 09/02/2019

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1. Misogyny, meet hypocrisy: Climate deniers go after AOC, Greta Thunberg with sexist attacks (Salon) 2. A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything (culture, NYT) One weekend, when he had just about gotten used to stripping in front of his in-laws, he bumped into the highest-ranking colonel in his precinct — who promptly challenged him to a game of table tennis. They have been on first-name terms ever […]

Assorted links for 08/28/2019

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1. I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me (privacy, NYT)& Privacy Fundamentalism (privacy) 2. What Is the #KuToo Movement? (JSTOR) 3. What Happens When You Don’t Pay a Hospital Bill (healthcare, The Atlantic) Bonus: this awesome infographics from informationisbeautiful via visualcapitalist Bonus #2: “The King” trailer