October 31, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Close Encounter with a Gigantic Jet.

The Politics of Pockets. The history of pockets isn’t just sexist, it’s political.

Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided — and Broken — News Media.

‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations. Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. As they should.

Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours.

Rock climbing and the economics of innovation. Far better than I expected, given the title.

The vast majority of PC users today have no memory of what PC keyboards looked like before the standard 101/102-key layout arrived, even though various OEMs do their best to mangle the standard layout in order to minimize usability, especially on laptops.

Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected.

Obesity killing three times as many as malnutrition.

Most Wealthy People Aren’t Going To Be Able To Avoid Climate Change.

Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy.

Why do recipe writers lie and lie and lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions?

To Watch is to Work: a Review of NeuroImaging Data on Tool Use Observation Network. But there is definitely no human nature, nope.

Extremely Relatable Dragonfly Fakes Her Death to Deter Horny Males.

October 30, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

The Most Gender-Switched Names in US History.

Text Editing Hates You Too.

Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Shut Up.

What would a truly modern human look like?

The Color of Noise: What Do Hues Have to Do with Sound?

You Choose. Let’s fight the long defeat together.

Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows.

Facebook Axed Pro-Vaccine Ads From Hospitals and Health Orgs, Let Anti-Vaxxer Ads Slip Through.

A Space Anthropologist Warns: Inequality Gets Worse on Mars. That is, however, a choice. This is propaganda.


What the discovery of a new dwarf planet means to astronomy. Hygiea isn’t just a large asteroid after all! Here’s how it compares to Pluto.

October 29, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

A health care algorithm offered less care to black patients. Shows risks of making decisions using data that reflects inequities in American society.

Breaking Bread.

We May Not Have to Age So Fast. Researchers in epigenetics are learning how to slow down—and even turn back—the clock that governs aging in our cells.

Corporations and states drive the climate crisis, not individuals.

Climate change is the worst environmental problem in global history. By far. You think the California fires are bad? Just wait.

To answer whether the fundamental building blocks of reality are particles, fields or both means thinking beyond physics.

Trying to Plant a Trillion Trees Won’t Solve Anything.

Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit. But the “experts” told me it was impossible, and always would be!

Katie Hill messed up, but she should not have resigned. And she didn’t even mess up.

The foxes are writing building codes for henhouses.

Compact depth sensor inspired by eyes of jumping spiders.

How California’s destructive wildfires can affect climate change worldwide.

This Is Just What It’s Always Going To Be Like Now.

The 2010s Broke Our Sense Of Time. The rhythms of American life changed in the 2010s. How everything from TV to Trump to Instagram messed with your head just enough that time feels like it melted.

Recent studies of infants suggest that the ability and desire to reward cooperators exists at the genetic level, and ethnographic work among bands of foragers frequently shows that not only do they depend on cooperation within the group, but the group actively controls aggressive, dominance-seeking individuals. But, but, there is no such thing as human nature!

China Steps Up Health-Care Spending Just in Time.

October 28, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Software Is Hard.

Joe Biden Worked to Undermine the Affordable Care Act’s Coverage of Contraception.

Voters Overwhelmingly Prefer the Warren and Sanders Tax Plans.

If you think AOC is being praised too much for challenging Mark Zuckerberg, you’re right. The bar has been set low by congress, and members of ‘The Squad’ are now being lauded just for doing their jobs.

Chile’s People Have Had Enough of Neoliberalism.

Parsley played a crucial role in a brutal massacre.

October 27, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

New Evidence Suggests Neanderthals Were Capable of Starting Fires.

Fossil bonanza paints detailed picture of mammals after dinosaur extinction.

When Big Business Won’t Let the Troops Repair Their Equipment.

Yes, You CAN Tax The Rich. And should. Billionaires should never exist.

Perfectly Cropped. Modern design is terrible.

Who killed the scrollbar? One of the worst changes ever.

Eagle nearly bankrupts Russian tracking programme with roaming text messages.

Make no mistake: Medicare for All would cut taxes for most Americans.

Here’s What Happens When a Handful of Developers Control the Housing Market.

A new vertical farm is coming to Compton. Is this the solution to the world’s global food crisis? No.

October 26, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Iron: From mythical to mundane.

Offshore windfarms ‘can provide more electricity than the world needs.’

Climate deniers often accuse scientists of exaggerating the threats associated with the climate crisis, but if anything they’re often too conservative. And wait till we start experiencing the second-order effects.

Disney Is Quietly Placing Classic Fox Movies Into Its Vault, and That’s Worrying. Corporate IP is censorship.

Facebook and Speech: It’s All About Power.

People with mental disorders have a life expectancy up to a decade shorter than the general population, Queensland Brain Institute researchers discovered in a joint international study.

Little-Discussed Ways Disability Impacts People.

The Implicit Association Test: A Method in Search of a Construct. In other words, appears to be a garbage test that measures nothing useful.

Bacterial MgrB peptide activates chemoreceptor Fpr3 in mouse accessory olfactory system and drives avoidance behaviour.

Category Mistakes.

A Mathematician Who Decodes the Patterns Stamped Out by Life. Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms. She’s found that they can reveal whether an ecosystem is thriving or on the verge of collapse.

Participants expressed greater preference to end the lives of friends than strangers, those whose perspectives they had taken than those whom they considered from afar, and those who remained alert and actively suffering than those whose injuries had rendered them unconscious.

Cunning, Damaged and Deranged: The Latest Thrillers by Women.

A large percentage of primary-care doctors (81%) say they’re hesitant to accept new patients who’ve been prescribed pain meds, a newly released survey shows. Even more (83%) say the opioid crisis makes it harder to treat pain patients.

October 25, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

NASA has approved plans to create an asteroid mission named Lucy. If everything happens according to plan, it will reach Jupiter as early as 2027.

Inside the messy collapse of the UK’s unworkable porn block.

Rates Tumbling Everywhere, Except Credit Cards Where They’ve Never Been Higher.

When you get right down to it, do bot-generated remarks about four-horned unicorns make any less sense than real-world protest signs saying “Get your government hands off my medicare“?

Here’s What I’m Worried About with the Everything Bubble.

It’s Possible to Inherit More DNA From One Parent Than the Other.

Obesity exacerbates many causes of death, but risks are different for men and women.

Vision scientists disprove 60-year-old perception theory.

In a well-balanced nanotank, dinner is served.

The main issues we are facing with climate change are political and power-based, not scientific or technological.

Despite Ultra-Low Mortgage Rates, New House Prices Drop to Multi-Year Low.

October 24, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Stop fearmongering about ‘Medicare for All.’ Most families would pay less for better care.

Why We Need to Dream Bigger Than Bike Lanes. In the 1930s big auto dreamed up freeways and demanded massive car infrastructure. Micromobility needs its own Futurama—one where cars are marginalized. Yeah, all that “impossible” stuff is easily possible.

Some of America’s flagship state universities are experiencing double-digit student loan default rates.

Is it time for American cities to stop growing? For years, urban “renewal” meant wooing young professionals. Even they can’t afford to live in cities anymore.

Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think. Economists greatly underestimate the price tag on harsher weather and higher seas. Why is that? Because economists serve power and it’s a debased, corrupt profession.

How the Butterfly Discovered Daylight. Nocturnal moths evolved into daytime butterflies not to escape bats, as biologists once thought, but to enjoy an abundant new drink: the nectar of flowering plants.

AMA drops out of industry coalition opposed to Medicare expansion.

Union head: 737 Max crashes caused by “incestuous relationship” between FAA and Boeing.

Mall ninja.

Berlin puts five-year rent freeze in place.