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Assorted links for 09/27/2019

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1. Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’ (progress, The Guardian) 2. Evidence against current methods leading to human level artificial intelligence (AI, AI Impacts) 3. Mathematics as a Cultural Force (history, Longreads) 4. Clever materials make it easier to pull clean water from the air (science, via MIT Technology Review) Advertisements

Assorted links for 09/24/2019

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1. Health 4.0: Challenges for an Orderly and Inclusive Innovation (innovation, Technology and Society) 2. How Bicycles Can Revolutionize Our Lives: Case Studies from the United States, Netherlands, China & Britain (society, Open Culture) 3. The Lemonade Ultimatum: Game Theory in a Gift Economy by Kelly Peters (game theory, Behavioral Scientist) 4. The girl in the box: the mysterious crime that shocked Germany by Xan Rice (crime, The Guardian) 5. A German Court Defines Hangovers […]

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 09/12/2019

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1. The Lattimer Massacre Happened More Than a Century Ago. The Sheriff’s Account of the Killing Could Have Been Written Yesterday. (history, Slate) 2. Britain’s Broken Parliament (cities, The Atlantic) 3. Ship of horrors: life and death on the lawless high seas by Ian Urbina (society, The Guardian) 4. Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media (science, MIT technology Review)and the original article: Riehm KE, Feder KA, Tormohlen KN, […]

Assorted links for 09/11/2019

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1. Where Quantum Probability Comes From by Sean Caroll (science, Quanta) 2. A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked (science, The Atlantic) 3. ‘Ulysses’ on Trial by Michael Chabon (history, books, The New York Review of Books) 4. A New Timeline of the Day the Dinosaurs Began to Die Out (science, NYT) 5. The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change (climate, economics, Fortune)

Assorted links for 08/31/2019

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1. Wishcycling: One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown (recycling, MotherJones) 2. The Buggy Truth about Natural Red Dye (history, JSTOR) 3. American Factory Is a Complex Chronicle of Global Capitalism (TV, The Atlantic) The documentary’s wider sweep benefits the viewer, demonstrating the complexity of the economic and social issues converging at the plant. Fuyao’s presence in Ohio is an undeniable boon, an investment in an area where people felt abandoned by U.S. businesses, […]

Assorted links for 08/29/2018

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1. The great book scare (history, Smithsonian) 2. Why Not Hi-tech Forms? by Robin Hanson A half century ago, when people tried to imagine a future full of computers, I’m sure one of the most obvious predictions they made is that we today wouldn’t have to work so hard to fill out forms. Filling out forms seemed then to be a very mechanical task, based on explicit mechanical rules. So once computers had enough space […]

Assorted links for 08/14/2019

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1. Outside Hong Kong, the Silence Is Deafening by Tyler Cowen (politics) 2. The Legal Clause That Makes Brexiteers Furious—And Why They Have a Point by Tom McTague (politics) 3. The Anthropocene Is a Joke. On geological timescales, human civilization is an event, not an epoch by Peter Brannen (climate) 4. The History of the World: Every Year by Ollie Bye (history) 5. US health care is literally killing people by Tim Harford (healthcare)

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Tom Holland has written another book! Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single most transformative development in Western history. Even the increasing number in the West today who have abandoned the faith of their forebears, and dismiss all religion as pointless superstition, remain recognisably its heirs. Seen close-up, the division between a sceptic and a believer may seem unbridgeable. Widen the focus, though, and Christianity’s […]