November 7, 2018

Lifting Weights Just Once a Week Can Cut Your Heart Disease Risk in Half.

The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail.

Miranda, the fabulously wealthy composer of the 2015 hip-hop musical Hamilton, is a relic of the pre-Trump era. Hamilton diverted the attention of establishment Democrats at the worst possible time, and it embodied so many of their fatal flaws — a patina of wokeness over a fundamentally conservative message [and] the conspicuous consumption of $1,200 Broadway tickets by people pushing austerity policies.

Sex trafficking.

It’s Time to Stop Using Myers-Briggs at Work. Agreed. This test doesn’t tell you nothing, but doesn’t really predict much in the (often broken) sense that scientists mean, either.

You Can’t Trust BitLocker to Encrypt Your SSD on Windows 10. Much shorter and equally accurate headline could’ve been “You Can’t Trust Windows 10.”

The effect of sexual selection on phenotypic diversification among human populations: a simulation study.

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers. Part of it is that invariably doctors are the worst computer users ever. If you saw the average doctor use a computer, you’d think they have the IQ of a turnip.

Meet Yourself. Tracing the history of humans trying to reduce one another to a personality profile.

A Hopeless Election. No matter the outcome on Tuesday, American politics will only get worse.

How the Jumping Spider Sees Its Prey.

November 6, 2018

The triumph of the liberal technocrats.

How Markets Shape Political Preferences: A Field Experiment.

Why do women live longer than men?

Marie Colvin: What Really Happens in Wars.

For Bay Area sex workers, a new federal law means less safety and more poverty. Anyone who supported FOSTA-SESTA should realize how much dumbassery was involved in that.

Childhood obesity linked to air pollution from vehicles.

The efficiency of worked examples compared to erroneous examples, tutored problem solving, and problem solving in computer-based learning environments.

Explanation Of Board Game Rules Peppered With Reassurances That It Will Be Fun.

November 5, 2018

Science Confirms It: People Are Not Pets.

Economists reverse claims that $15 Seattle minimum wage hurt workers, admit it was largely beneficial.

To be sure, populism, nationalism, and information warfare existed long before the internet. The arc of history doesn’t always bend toward what I think of as progress. Societies regress. The difference now is that all of this is being hosted almost entirely by a handful of corporations.

The Palace and the Storm.

A new, eye-wateringly high estimate of the cost of obesity in the US.

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution.

what 16 year olds look like vs what y’all think 16 year olds look like.

Unknowingly on edge of a climate ‘precipice’.

Anti-Vaxxers on the Rise.

Sex in humans may not be binary, but it’s surely bimodal.

Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country.

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country,” Obama said. This dynamic has dramatically shifted, as the American left now increasingly sees any level of border enforcement as beyond the pale.

Evolutionary divergence of neuroanatomical organization and related genes in chimpanzees and bonobos.

November 4, 2018

No city is an autarky. For their survival, they rely on the countrysides they conveniently ignore.

Apple Used To Be an Inventor. Now It’s Mainly a Landlord.

As the cost of housing climbs, wages stagnate, and homeownership remains out of reach for so many, the “rent wars” of the early and mid-20th century appear to be coming back.

The Questionable Rewards of a Visit to Inaccessible Island.

Nudity on TV matters, so why are we hiding it?

They are schooled to cheer the dismantling of the nation-state that will make them poorer. But it’s OK because in return they get a sense of moral superiority.

I had to climb only so far up the ivory tower to recognize patterns of abuse that I thought — in my new, secular life — I had left behind. Because academia, I slowly realized, is also a cult.

With Bugs, You’re Never Home Alone.

November 3, 2018

Loneliness pushes up dementia risk by about 40 percent.

Fallacies of distributed computing.

Housing can’t both be a good investment and be affordable.

Housing Got Seriously Unaffordable In 2018.

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear blinders.

Elie Wiesel on the Problem with Tolerance.

Roomba I7+ set to start sharing maps of people’s homes with Google.

New antimatter gravity experiments begin at CERN.

College Grads Vs High School Dropouts: A Disturbing Observation.

November 2, 2018

The Marvelous Filters in the Manta Ray’s Mouth.

Deliberately scaring ourselves can calm the brain, leading to a “recalibration” of our emotions.

The Radiation Environment on the Surface of Mars and its Implications for Human Exploration: Five Years of Measurements with the MSL/RAD instrument.

China exports its restrictive internet policies to dozens of countries.

Getting From Here to There in Rural America.

The hidden cost of QUIC and TOU.

Mount Hood’s Deadliest Disaster.

The World’s 10 Biggest Economies By GDP Since 1960, Visualized Like A Horserace.

In Medieval Europe, No Outfit Was Complete Without a Personal Eating Knife.

Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections. I thought that was just a corny movie trick.

November 1, 2018

Against the naming of fungi.

Create your own dysfunctional single-page app in five easy steps.

In Quest of Aztec Gold. The panic of 1825 was the culmination of several years of euphoric investment in sovereign debt and precious metals that included one of the most remarkable swindles of all time: bonds sold in the name of a made-up country, called Poyais.

Weather 2050. America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole.

How California has become a national battleground for rent control as money flows in from landlords.

How the Bank Bailout Hobbled the Climate Fight.

We Need Younger Senate Candidates.

Geoengineering could stop warming but comes with side of sea-level rise.

What kind of person likes Trump?

The oppressiveness of creativity.

Excrescent p.

Resume screening company scrapped algorithm after audit revealed it had determined the two highest indicators of success were if your name was “Jared” and if you played high school lacrosse.

Excessive precision is not the mark of the expert. Nor is it the mark of the layman. It’s the mark of the intern.

The results provided no support for the similarity hypothesis: there was no evidence for a positive association between partner similarity and the three well-being measures.

Gunshot wounds in children account for $270 million in emergency room and inpatient charges annually.

Apple Finally Released New Macs. But it really wants you to buy an iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is a toy computer and the Apples all have shit fonts now. I’d recommend none of it.

October 31, 2018

The Big Meltdown. As the Antarctic Peninsula heats up, the rules of life there are being ripped apart. Alarmed scientists aren’t sure what all the change means for the future.

Caravan Provides a Preview of Climate Migrations, Experts Say. One day, it’ll be Americans pushing into (much warmer) Canada just like this.

Why Intentional Communities Fail.

Nearly half of clinical trials go unreported, evidence suggests.

Saint-Gaudens double eagle.

Gold regulators.

The Unhealthy = Tasty Intuition and Its Effects on Taste Inferences, Enjoyment, and Choice of Food Products.

Chinese Mountain Cat.

UY Scuti.

12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote. Smart young people. Because voting won’t change a thing, and no matter who you vote for you, you’re voting for evil.

Declines Hit the Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America. Hey, what could never happen (again) is happening (again)!

Kepler, the Little NASA Spacecraft That Could, No Longer Can.

Middle-class jobs fall short: 62% fail to support lifestyle in US.

October 30, 2018

These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt. Drastic actions like this will become more common as debt slavery increases.

The Internet Is Bad Now.

The Cult of the Form.

Psychopaths are attracted to other psychopaths.

French was the first language to standardise [ʁ] and under its influence, other languages took it up.

100,000 Words Whose Pronunciations Have Changed.

Who decides your gender? Gender self-identification is often cited as a matter of civil rights. It is more problematic than many advocates realise.

How Golden Star Tunicates Make Themselves at Home in an Alien Ecosystem.

Despite extensive analyses, we failed to reproduce Job et al.’s (2010) key findings: (a) a significant main effect of ego depletion (i.e., worse Stroop performance in the depletion condition than in the control condition) and (b) a significant moderation of this ego-depletion effect by individual differences in willpower mindset (i.e., primarily individuals holding the belief that willpower is limited demonstrate the ego-depletion effect). Willpower depletion and “grit” both did not reproduce.

These findings provide evidence of an early brain sensitivity to visual attributes that constitute secondary sexual characteristics.

Vegetarians report lower self-esteem, lower psychological adjustment, less meaning in life, and more negative moods.