All posts tagged: new-culture

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 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 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

Assorted links for 08/13/2019

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1. Understanding China’s robot phenomenon (innovation) China is the world’s largest user of industrial robots. In 2016, sales of industrial robots in the country reached 87,000 units, accounting for around 30 per cent of the global market. To put this number in perspective, robot sales in all of Europe and the Americas in 2016 reached 97,300 units (according to data from the International Federation of Robotics). In addition, between 2005 and 2016, the operational stock […]

Kate Tempest – this isn’t a gig, it’s a reckoning

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The performance poet absorbs all of the uncertainty and anger of our times, and pours it into ferocious, apocalyptic music that both wounds and heals. (…) When Tempest glides within the same note from speech to song, it is like plummeting down a rollercoaster, your stomach left mid-air. Via The Guardian But look how the traffic's still movingSystem's too slick to stop workingBusiness is good And there's bands every night in the pubsAnd there's two […]

Assorted links for 08/09/2019

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1. Letter of Recommendation: Spam by Sabina Murray 2. Wait, People Pay for Tinder? 3. Was E-mail a Mistake? by Cal Newport 4. The “30–50 Feral Hogs” Guy Actually Had a Point 5. Feral hogs, 30-50 or otherwise, are a serious problem for agriculture and human morality 6. In 1999, two movies changed horror forever

Assorted links for 08/03/2019

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1. And Now, a Bicycle Built for None Towards artificial general intelligence with hybrid Tianjic chip architecture, Jing Pei et al., Nature, 572, 106 (2019) 2. Urban trees found to improve mental and general health People in urban areas have a lower risk of developing psychological distress and better overall health if they have more trees within a walkable distance from their homes (…) Association of Urban Green Space With Mental Health and General Health Among […]

The Horrors of Male Bonding

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“Starring Robert Pattinson and Willam Dafoe, this follow-up to Eggers’ 2015 period horror, The Witch, explores the relationship between two lighthouse keepers (or “wickies,” as they’re known by the swashbuckling community) as they attempt to endure a harsh month of isolation on a remote speck of rock off the coast of Maine without murdering one another. Think Laurel and Hardy crossed with Moby-Dick and Night of the Hunter.“ via Slate