why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about
# tech

why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about

Pay no attention to the tech personalities double guessing COVID-19 models. They’re not the experts they think they are, or pretend to be.

why planet nine may not actually exist
# space

why planet nine may not actually exist

Astronomers looking into the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects may have found a flaw in data we thought pointed to the existence of a large planet beyond Neptune’s orbit.

according to pundits, amateur porn is our new safety net
# sex

according to pundits, amateur porn is our new safety net

As the pandemic reveals more and more weaknesses in the economy, more people are turning to creating homemade porn. What will happen to them when the pandemic ends?

the problem with theories of everything
# science

the problem with theories of everything

Stephen Wolfram joins a long line of theoreticians who believe they uncovered how the universe really works. He, like all of them, is almost certainly wrong.

america’s new lysenkoism: what happens when ideology trumps science
# politics

america’s new lysenkoism: what happens when ideology trumps science

When populists, demagogues, and authoritarians insist on attacking experts for trying to fix the problems their dogmas created, the consequences can destroy entire nations.

world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?

According to some of the latest research into cognition and neuroscience, our brains may not be the end-all-be-all of our intellectual prowess…

world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!

As the world is locked down in mass quarantine, we ask how we ended up with a pandemic and why are so many people so eager to blame everything but nature for it.

what spiders could teach us about the evolution of brains and intelligence
# science

what spiders could teach us about the evolution of brains and intelligence

Some researchers are wondering if our conscious minds may spread outside of our bodies and think a study of spiders in their webs could prove their hunch.

the coronavirus paradox: too much news, too little useful data
# health

the coronavirus paradox: too much news, too little useful data

Despite having more news than ever before, people looking for information about COVID-19 are drowning in a tsunami of rumors, propaganda, misinformation, and scams.

what the coronavirus mass quarantine can teach us about space travel
# space

what the coronavirus mass quarantine can teach us about space travel

If we're going to explore space, we have to prepare for long periods of isolation and boredom. Can social distancing during this pandemic teach us how to deal with them?

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