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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 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 10/14/2019

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1. This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like (climate, The Atlantic) 2. Cows Need Friends to Be Happy (nature, The Atlantic) 3. Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics by Mike Orcutt (blockchain, MIT Technology Review) 4. Flour power: meet the bread heads baking a better loaf (food, The Guardian) Bonus: The Super Zoom

Assorted links for 10/13/2019

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1. Kale is not giving up: Actually, Kale Is Good and Lots of People Still Like It (food, Slate)I don’t know anyone who likes kale. 2. Cell-Bacteria Mergers Offer Clues to How Organelles Evolved (science, Quanta Magazine) 3. In the Sea, Not All Plastic Lasts Forever (environment, NYT) 4. Integrating the Science of How We Learn into Education Technology by Stephen M. Kosslyn (education, Harvard Business Review)

Assorted links for 10/07/2019

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1. Do Octopi Dream? An Astonishing Nature Documentary Suggests They Do (science) 2. The Patron Saint of Bookstores. 100 years ago, Sylvia Beach, the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses, opened the doors to her legendary bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. (publishing history, JSTOR) 3. GDP Is Not a Measure of Human Well-Being (society, Harvard Business Review) 4. Another Week, Another Nutrition Axiom Upended: Is Eating Meat Unhealthy? (food, Undark)and Is meat really that bad for […]

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 09/22/2019

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1. M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry (society, NYT) 2. A Pastafarian hilariously trolled a town council meeting. The stakes are profoundly serious (society, Vox) 3. To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants (climate, NYT) 4. Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat? (food, NYT)