February 17, 2020

The unethical experiment of Canadian pharmacare.

The complex origins of our species in Africa.

On Design Thinking.

Did the Early Internet Activists Blow It? I’ve fought for a free internet for 30 years. Here’s where I think we went wrong, and right.

‘Every Single Person Is Losing Money’: Shipt Is the Latest Gig Platform to Screw Its Workers.

Why Is College in America So Expensive? The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world. But according to “centrists,” anything else is impossible.

The Status Quo Is Not Natural.

An Adulterer, a Gang Member, a Dystopian Teacher: 3 Novels of American Womanhood.

February 16, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows Sanders’s strength going head-to-head with rivals.

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A measure of how far-reaching the homelessness crisis has become in California. The evicted are doing the evicting.

Democrats’ Annoying Electability Obsession Will Be Their Demise.

Opinion: Reproducibility failures are essential to scientific inquiry.

Gold and Dross.

Can Democrats reclaim rural America? Jane Kleeb says yes — and wants to show them how.

How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket.

Dinosaur art evolves with new discoveries in paleontology.

The Dangerous Denial of Sex. Transgender ideology harms women, gays—and especially feminine boys and masculine girls. Yes. Fuck transgender ideology. Cancel me all you want. IDGAF.

Two Bad Ideas of the Morally (Self) Righteous.

American health care system costs four times more than Canada’s single-payer system. And outcomes are worse and many go bankrupt as a result.

Chief Executive Offenders.

Christina Koch and Jessica Weir: The Stellar Women of the ISS.

February 15, 2020

What is wealth?

Study uncovers new electronic state of matter.

A Republican Plutocrat Tries To Buy The Democratic Nomination.

New image shows Betelgeuse isn’t dimming evenly. The enormous star is looking oddly lopsided.

NASA signals interest in Venus and volcanoes for next science missions.

Never Mind the Internet. Here’s What’s Killing Malls. Yes, the internet has changed the way we shop. But taken together, other factors have caused greater harm to traditional retail stores, an economist says.

Eliminative materialism.

The Horrifically Dystopian World of Software Engineering Interviews.

The Map of Mathematics.

February 14, 2020

Cost Cutting Algorithms Are Making Your Job Search a Living Hell. More companies are using automated job screening systems to vet candidates, forcing jobseekers to learn new and absurd tricks to have their résumés seen by a human.

North Sea megaengineering.

Afraid of appearing partisan, the Obama administration looked the other way when it came to prosecuting war criminals and torturers. The lack of confrontation is coming back to haunt us.

Democrats can’t win until they recognize how bad Obama’s financial policies were.

Unmasking the secret landlords buying up America.

Congress Finally Starts to Fix Its USPS Mess.

Nearly 1 in 3 American workers run out of money before payday.

From Factional Candidate to Nominee.

Why Must Systems Be Operated?

You May Not Even Know You’re Spreading Lies. Most people have no clue, nor do they really care.

Gender Equality Paradox Monkey Business: Or, How to Tell Spurious Causal Stories about Nation-Level Achievement by Women in STEM.

Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report. Shocking only utter morons.

February 13, 2020

Subprime Auto Loans Explode, “Serious Delinquencies” Spike to Record. But There’s No Jobs Crisis, These Are the Good Times.

Universal Coverage Is Not Only Realistic, It’s a Better System.

The coming IP war over facts derived from books.

You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why. There’s an unconscious tendency to tune out people you feel close to because you think you already know what they are going to say.

America Must Not Become Socialist, Lest We Abandon What Makes Our Country Awful. Great satire.

U.N. report warns that runaway inequality is destabilizing the world’s democracies.

The Failure of Democratic Opposition. The Democratic party establishment have shown they are incapable of taking on Trump. They are assuring his reelection.

It’s Not a Clinic It’s a Caste System.

How the oil industry pumped Americans full of fake news.

The Other as Noise.

It’s not thanks to capitalism that we’re living longer, but progressive politics.

Spring Is Here… But It’s Still Winter. Could it be…climate change? (Yes.)

Huge bacteria-eating viruses close gap between life and non-life.

February 12, 2020

Big oil’s profits since 1990 total nearly $2tn.

The Golden Age of White Collar Crime.

The White Working Class and Voter Turnout in U.S. Presidential Elections, 2004 to 2016.

Applied Thinking for Intelligence Analysis.

Conservatives and liberals have similar physiological responses to threats. So, contradictory to previous “findings.”

Rare and Amazing Pics Capture Irish Life From the Late 19th Century.

Office365 Pro Plus won’t hijack your search engine after all. Sysadmin blood pressures—and projected support call volumes—decreased sharply.

How to Remove Windows 10’s Annoying Ads Masquerading as ‘Suggestions.’

This Democratic field is so flawed that even Biden still has a chance.

The problem with the brand-friendly feminism of Lizzo and Meghan Trainor.

Boeing’s got bigger problems than the 737 Max.

Why does the “BernieBro” myth persist? Because pundits don’t understand how the internet works. And because of false aggrievedness of white feminists still crying over Clinton’s deserved loss.

February 11, 2020

The reasons why women’s voices are deeper today.

Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show.

Reversibility: Baudrillard’s “One Great Thought.”

The Resurgence of the Monstrous Feminine.

Minimal Relationship between Local Gyrification and General Cognitive Ability in Humans.

Taken together, what first looks like strong and broad ideology is actually ideological innocence for most and meaningful ideology for a few.

Fax on the beach: The story of the audacious, visionary, totally calamitous iPad of the ’90s. I remember this thing.

All about the laser (and microphone) atop Mars 2020, NASA’s next rover.

February 10, 2020

Researchers demonstrate optical backflow of light.

Arenstorf orbit.

The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President. How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election.

US Cities With the Highest Jump in Rents 2010-2020.

Coronavirus Is Bad. Comparing It to the Flu Is Worse. The whataboutism of infectious disease is as dangerous as it is hackneyed.

A New Theory of Complex Emotions.

The Curious Case of the Lost Little Women Movies.

How Algorithmic Bias Hurts People With Disabilities.

Optical vortices 30 years on: OAM manipulation from topological charge to multiple singularities.

Neither person nor cadaver. The body is warm, but the brain has gone dark: why the notion of brain death provokes the thorniest of medical dilemmas.

February 9, 2020

Antarctica Logs Hottest Temperature On Record of 18.3C.

Thai Fishermen Find Iowa Caucus Results In Stomach of Tiger Shark.

The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America. In one of the best decades the American economy has ever recorded, families were bled dry.

How Biden Blew It. The former vice president’s Iowa dud was a long time coming.

NASA brings Voyager 2 fully back online, 11.5 billion miles from Earth.

How modern workers are at the mercy of ratings.

When I was in high school in Philly in the 80s, the takedown of the mafia shown in The Irishman went down. As a result, our mobbed-up lunch vendor lost its catering contract, and Aramark was brought in. And I still think about this today, because it did not go as expected.

Book Review: Human Compatible.

Joe Biden Is Collapsing. Who’s going to pick up his mantle as the establishment favorite? McKinsey Pete.

February 8, 2020

Ten Ways Astronaut Christina Koch Will Need to Readjust to Earth After 328 Days in Space.

How Margot Robbie Went From Pinup To Hit Producer. Article is better than headline implies; Robbie has some interesting projects coming up.

Electric or Not, Big SUVs Are Inherently Selfish.

A 2020 Retrospective on the History of Work.

‘A Little Shocking’: Ocean Currents Are Speeding up Significantly, Study Finds.