April 30, 2019

Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they’re talking about, study suggests.

How the dream of cheap streaming television became a pricey, complicated mess.

A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise. In mice. But might apply to humans, too.

Obesity significantly increases risk of serious disease and early death, warn researchers.

I Think Private Schools Should Be Banned.

First They Came for Plastic Bags. Coffee Cups Are Next.

Female national personifications in general fell out of vogue as women took on a growing role as emancipated citizens.

Water Worlds Could Have Mind-Bogglingly Deep Oceans, New Models Suggest.

When Did the Blacksmiths Disappear?

How California’s faltering high-speed rail project was ‘captured’ by costly consultants. Economy is mostly a scam economy now.

April 29, 2019

Ageism: A ‘Prevalent and Insidious’ Health Threat.

Twitter is a for-profit enterprise which bases its decisions on the health of its business model. They don’t want to ban anyone unless one of two things is true: (1) the user commits or conspires to commit a crime for which Twitter could be held responsible; (2) Twitter would make more profit by banning the user than by allowing him or her to stay.

History Myths Everybody Believed For Far Too Long.

Facebook Never Released Promised ‘Clear History’ Feature.

Elderly Man Feeling Useless In Retirement Wishes He Could Go Back To Feeling Useless At Work.

Joe Biden just announced his candidacy for president. Of all the terrible candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, he is the worst.

Anti-Homeless Hate Is On The Rise.

The most exciting thing in the Democratic presidential primary has been Elizabeth Warren’s stream of policy proposals.

What is ergodicity?

April 28, 2019

Association of Childhood Oral Infections With Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Adulthood.

Azolla event.

The Forgotten Middle: Many Middle-Income Seniors Will Have Insufficient Resources For Housing And Health Care.

Send-Ups of Pop Culture and Capitalism Hidden in Retail Stores by Obvious Plant.

A Conversation with Nature.

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco.

PepsiCo India sues farmers for growing potatoes it uses in Lays chips.

Illegal Charcoal Trade Wrecks Myanmar’s Bulwark Against Cyclones.

The stochastic thermodynamics of computation.

April 27, 2019

Could inflammation be the cause of myriad chronic conditions?

The universe seems to be expanding faster than all expectations.

Mark Zuckerberg is a robber baron. Let’s use antitrust laws to break up his monopoly.

Joe Biden’s First Fundraiser Rife With Lobbyists and GOP Donors.

Arizona’s Most Unusual Cacti Have Their Own Fan Club. The Crested Saguaro Society is on a quest to document the Sonoran Desert’s strangest succulents.

United States accounts for 41.7% of all health care spending on the planet.

What if All the World’s Economic Woes Are Part of the Same Problem? Research suggests that the challenges aren’t a series of single strands, but a spider web of them.

Shoddy Software Is Eating The World, And People Are Dying As A Result.

My life as a pseud and other stories.

Russia launches sub that will carry doomsday nuke drone torpedo.

Barns are being lost and stolen in search of “rustic chic” interior design. Stealing a barn. What.

Global Pharmaceutical Industry – Statistics & Facts.

A Parrot Got Detained for Yelling ‘Police’ to Warn Its Owners About a Drug Raid.

How Physicists Measured the Rarest Event Ever Directly Observed.

April 26, 2019

Radical Fat Liberation.

Poor People’s Privacy Can’t Be an Afterthought. When someone who is living paycheck to paycheck falls victim to an online fraud or a breach, the cascade of repercussions can be devastating.

New plastic overcomes common obstacles to recycling. These plastics can easily be disassembled to chemical building blocks.

What makes mosquitoes avoid DEET? An answer in their legs.

What Is the World’s Emotional Temperature?

Password1, Password2, Password3 no more: Microsoft drops password expiration rec. For years, Microsoft’s baseline security policy has expired passwords after 60 days. Good. Worthless, terrible policy that I’ve fought so-called “security experts” on for years.

How do we pry apart the true and compelling from the false and toxic?

The Epidemiology of Obesity: A Big Picture.

Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies.

This Economic Model Organized Asia for Decades. Now It’s Broken. Automation threatens to block the ascent of Asia’s poor. Civil unrest could follow.

April 25, 2019

Ass Backward.

Immigrants linked to the gentrification of black neighborhoods.

The neurobiology of noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?

These five charts show how bad the student loan debt situation is.

A period itself is not a requirement for good health, but sometimes not getting your period can be a sign of a medical condition that needs investigation and possibly treatment.

How the Chicago School changed the meaning of Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand.’ Smith wasn’t warning about government intervention in the market; he was warning about government capture.

How Pete Buttigieg’s Meaningless Erudition Made Him the ‘Smart’ Candidate. A lot of would-be presidents are clever people. Few have a cleverness so well targeted toward liberal intellectuals. If intellectual parlor tricks were a qualification, I should be president tomorrow.

The Hunt for Rocket Boosters in Russia’s Far North.

Recycling isn’t about the planet. It’s about profit.

Applying for Your Next Job May Be an Automated Nightmare.

This Apartment Is a Plant Lover’s Dream.

greta thunberg by harley weir: meet the girl who changed the world. One girl’s utter determination to try and stop the greatest threat humanity has ever faced has set off a global youth climate strike movement. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is the voice of a generation. One of the few people doing anything truly important right now.

High Body Fat Linked to Possible ‘Brain Shrinkage.’

April 24, 2019

The Black Feminists Who Saw the Alt-Right Threat Coming.

On Replacing Ken Burns’ The Civil War.

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves. Soon, surveillance will become completely inescapable.

US Farmers Are Being Bled By the Tractor Monopoly.

Our incel problem. How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet’s most dangerous subcultures.

Saving The Story Of Grits, A Dish Born Of Poverty Now On Fine-Dining Menus. Can’t bear to pay $15 for some (usually terrible) grits at any of those places.

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change. I would not say bigger; they are co-evolving crises that amplify one another.

Don’t skimp on the power supply: a 20 kW solar installation reviewed, part one.

April 23, 2019

Werner Herzog: ‘Piracy Has Been The Most Successful Form of Distribution Worldwide.’

Japan Has Cut Obesity to 3.5% in a Controversial Way That Wouldn’t Fly in America.

Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act.

An Interstellar Meteor May Have Hit Earth.

Upgrading Safety Requirements to Prevent Technological Catastrophes.

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics.

In 2018, The Average Family Paid More To Hospitals Than To The Federal Government In Taxes.

April 21, 2019

New NASA Mission Will Measure the Mysterious Glow of Earth’s Plants.

Is Another Universe Sitting too Close to us on the Multiverse Bus?

TSA admits that its pornoscanners flag Black women and others with curly hair for humiliating, invasive searches.

Capitalism’s Great Reckoning by James K. Galbraith.

The “Resistance” is Silent on Julian Assange. The “Resistance” is a pseudo-revolutionary rebranding of extant power structures for marketing and shilling purposes.

Surprise! Satellites show that thermometers don’t lie. As hips also do not.

UC study helps explain global mass extinction.

The Sum-Product Problem Shows How Addition and Multiplication Constrain Each Other.

April 20, 2019

Inequality Will Eventually Hurt the Rich, Too.

The Mueller Report has become the left’s Benghazi.

San Francisco, the City That Apps Built, or Destroyed.

The Salary You’d Have To Earn To Buy A House In The Largest US Metros, Visualized.

The future of high-speed computing may be larger CPUs with optics.

Heat-Loving Microbes, Once Dormant, Thrive Over Decades-Old Fire.

26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband.

Scribd taking down the Mueller Report is what EU Article 13 looks like.

April 19, 2019

Painted bike lanes are car magnets.

The Rise of High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans.

The World As it Appeared in the 1580s.

Consider the Golden Mole.