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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 09/25/2019

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1. VSCO girls and how teen culture goes viral (new-culture, Vox) 2. Ambient black carbon particles reach the fetal side of human placenta (health, Nature Communications)+ this commentary 3. The Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade (business, Harvard Business Review) 4. The Dark Side of Light. Beneath the surface of one of Germany’s deepest lakes, researchers are studying the hidden effects of artificial light. (science, The Atlantic)

Assorted links for 09/03/2019

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1. Clumps of cells in the lab spontaneously formed brain waves (science) 2. Nudging Doesn’t Scale Nationally: Repeated text message, email and mail reminders from a state’s college system and the Common Application did not prompt more students to apply for FAFSA, a study finds. (economics) Not really a big a surprise, is it? Remember this failure? 3. Could expanding access to contraception improve economic outcomes? (health, economics, PBS) 4. Privacy is power (privacy, Aeon) […]

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The Existence of Airborne Mercury Nanoparticles, Avik. J. Ghoshdastidar & Parisa A. Ariya, Scientific Reports, 9, 10733 (2019)  “In this work, we show that previously unknown mercury-containing nanoparticles exist in the air (…). Deploying an urban-air field campaign near a mercury point source, we provide further evidence for mercury nanoparticles and determine the extent to which these particles contain two long suspected forms of oxidized mercury (mercuric bromide and mercuric chloride) (…). (…) we estimate airborne mercury aerosols may […]