January 18, 2020

The Distribution Of The World’s Wealth, Visualized.

A Conflict Fueled By Global Warming.

Thinking About The Democratic Primary.

Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All.

Victims, perpetrators, or both? The vicious cycle of disrespect and cynical beliefs about human nature.

X-rays reveal the faded colors of a 1,300-year-old Inca idol.

Biden Accidentally Makes Case for Medicare for All by Admitting Employers Can Take Away Your Insurance—Even If You Like It.

Climate change means the US must start building big things again.

The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It’s a Nightmare. Low pay, soaring rents, and cities littered with e-scooters. Welcome to the future.

The Green, Green Grass of Ceredigion.

Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling.

We Deserve a Better Debate Over Medicare For All.

America is Aging. And Seniors Will Suffer Disproportionately From a World Built Around Driving.

January 17, 2020

The ability to look down on others is an addiction.

Hidden Computational Power Found in the Arms of Neurons. The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.

Evidence-based design heuristics for idea generation.

How cells assemble their microtubule skeleton.

Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening.

Progressives Call On African Americans To Quit Their Jobs To Avoid Being Used As A Trump Statistic.

2019 is hoarding a wealth of fantastic horror performances of which only a few have gotten some genuine mainstream attention, but the rest should not go without notice either.

Both genders used almost identical attributes in judging similarities and identified almost identical body types, but men were more inclusive in identifying ideal females; men included curvaceous females that were rejected by women. Women identified very thin females that were rejected by men.

Warfighter: Helm’s Deep. This is great and funny. I have been to both NTC and JRTC. NTC is hard.

January 16, 2020

Back in the USSR — The Art of Soviet Queues.

Afternoon of the Pawnbrokers.

32 Misinformation Schemes & Other Tactics Used by Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media.

Forgotten trove of fossil feathers belonged to tiny polar dinosaurs. A new study provides our first glimpse of fossil feathers near the South Pole.

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier.

No Really, What If You Were In Charge?

Weight History and Subclinical Myocardial Damage.

Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster, study finds.

At Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Biggest Opponent Was CNN.

Among non-Hispanic white family heads born in the 1980s, the college wealth premium is at a historic low; among all other races and ethnicities, it is
statistically indistinguishable from zero.

2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever, Closing Out the Warmest Decade.

F.D.R. Got It. Most Democrats Don’t.

Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone. Unexpected? That’s just simple physics.

Graphical Word Processors.

The Evil List. Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know.

January 15, 2020

New Satellites Are Changing Climate Science.

The Secret That Helps Some Trees Live More Than 1,000 Years.

There are at least 4 different ways of aging, scientists say.

RIP Windows 7: We’re Going to Miss You. Last decent desktop OS ever made.

FDA and NIH let clinical trial sponsors keep results secret and break the law.

Depressive realism. We keep chasing happiness, but true clarity comes from depression and existential angst. Admit that life is hell, and be free.

The Right to Move Freely. How we lost it, and why it matters.

The Coalitions Aren’t Lining Up.

Could the Solar System be unstable?

Apple’s new privacy features have further rattled the location-based ad market.

New research calls into question the role of synapse change in memory.

Modeling what would happen to the UK if the Gulf Stream shuts down.

Our galaxy has thousands of alien stars that didn’t come from the Milky Way.

Macron Scraps Proposal to Raise Retirement Age in France.

Don’t Fact-Check Scientific Judgment Calls. They’re not meant to be taken as gospel truths.

Cross-National CCTV Footage Shows That Intervention is the Norm in Public Conflicts.

New Poll About Vaccines Is a Huge Bummer.

Researchers find 17 Google Play apps that bombard users with battery-draining ads.

How This Guy Became a Pizza Spinning World Champion. This is dough-ligthful.

January 14, 2020

What Happened When a State Made Food Stamps Harder to Get. In West Virginia, tougher work requirements for receiving food stamps complicated life for poor people, but did not result in increased employment.

Invisible Women is, if not the best book of 2019, at least tied for that honor with How to Hide an Empire.

Women Now Outnumber Men in the U.S. Workforce.

We have accepted that the only thing that is truly progressive and good is the US-inspired ‘culture’ of Instagram memes and Twitter ‘activism.’

The DHS classes nonviolent environmental activists in the same “domestic terrorist” category as Dylan Roof and James Fields. Threats to capital are treated very seriously.

Debunking the “abortion regret” narrative: Data shows women feel relief, not regret.

After a 2-hour wait in emergency room, a 25-year-old woman leaves to find help elsewhere and dies.

How children lost the right to roam in four generations.

Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust.

January 13, 2020

Carbon Efficiency of Electric Cars.

India Has Worst Economy In 42 Years.

Australasian impact crater buried under the Bolaven volcanic field, Southern Laos.

Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right.

Boeing Fought Lion Air On Proposed MAX Simulator Training Requirement.

These Dark Matter ‘Clumps’ Help Explain the Material That Makes Up Most of the Universe.

Elizabeth Wurtzel and the Illusion of Gen-X Success.

Unmasking the secret landlords buying up America.

Why ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ has mystified art lovers for generations.

January 12, 2020

Wonder drug? Exploring the molecular mechanisms of metformin, a diabetes drug with Medieval roots.

Programs to Be Eliminated.

The medications that change who we are.

Economists Have No Idea What Replaces Free Trade. Spotting the failings is easy, but where’s the new paradigm for global commerce? Even Noah Smith has turned “racist,” as he’s not for unrestricted free markets.

Artificial Intelligence Makes Bad Medicine Even Worse.

Packed bed.

Noncompete agreements allow bosses to chain workers to their jobs. We need to free them.

Around half of non-cyclists view cyclists as ‘less than fully human.’

William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was.’

The Man Who’s Spending $1 Billion to Own Every Pop Song.

January 11, 2020

A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel.

New research by the University of Vermont has revealed a genuine connection between childhood obesity and decreased functions in young brains.

How Facebook misunderstands free speech. Freedom of speech doesn’t matter much if only the wealthy and corporations can afford to proselytize.

Weight loss is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but scientists now believe this may be due to the fat dropping off an unexpected body part – the tongue.

Global Warming and Extreme Events.

Cash isn’t quite anonymous, it’s anonymous-ish.

Three years after the W3C approved a DRM standard, it’s no longer possible to make a functional indie browser. Which was the goal all along.

Two of America’s most popular SUVs earned ‘poor’ ratings in crash tests.

Report: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically.

The Gig Economy Is Coming for Your Job. Full-time union hotel workers are watching app-based services replace them. Who’s next?

Our null findings suggest that current sleep guidelines that recommend at least 7 hours of sleep per night may not be supported in relation to an association between sleep patterns and cognitive function or brain structure.

January 10, 2020

A shocking number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Shocking to whom?

Capture of complete ciliate chromosomes in single sequencing reads reveals widespread chromosome isoforms.

Free Software’s Radical Past.

Current Job: Award-Winning Chef. Education: University of IHOP. The nation’s chain restaurants don’t reap much critical praise, but many high-end chefs say they got a priceless, practical education there. IHOP has consistently good food for the price. Sometimes even great, for any price.

Masculinity and the Mechanisms of Human Self-Domestication.