All posts tagged: science

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 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 10/15/2019

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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 10/13/2019

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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 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)

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 09/20/2019

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1. People v mosquitos: what to do about our biggest killer by Timothy Winegard (The Guardian) 2. A Stunning New Study Shows How Fast North America’s Birds Are Disappearing (Mother Jones) and The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America (The Atlantic) 3. Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe (The Guardian) 4. What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Says About Elite Men (Bloomberg)

Assorted links for 09/14/2019

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1. The Water Wars Are Here by Max Holleran (water, New Republic) 2. Google moves to prioritize original reporting in search (tech, NiemanLab) 3. An important quantum algorithm may actually be a property of nature (science, MIT Technology Review) 4. Why the U.S. government is struggling with open innovation (innovation)