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Assorted links for 11/23/2019

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1. The Big Business of Unconscious Bias. Companies want to avoid racism, sexism and misgendering. Consultants are standing by. (society, NYT) 2. Women are increasingly unhappy. This comic explains why. (society, Vox) 3. What If Porn Had No Pictures? Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses. (society, NYT) 4. Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence. Three women with extensive experience in A.I. spoke on the topic and how to […]

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 11/06/2019

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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 10/22/2019

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1. The year of the NBA unicorn (NBA, Axios) 2. Automating humans with AI (AI, Axios) 3. Mammon. Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment by Eugene McCarraher (society, aeon) 4. The city trying to make urban living good for your health (cities, BBC) 5. The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost? (technology, NYT)

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 09/24/2019

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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 09/22/2019

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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)

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)