why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
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why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.


we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
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we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.


world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us
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world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us

Humanity seems to be in a rut. Left bored, aimless, and engaging in self-destructive behaviors, we’re looking for the next big thing. And the best place to find it might be off this planet.


why nasa may be trying to quietly put the sls out of its misery
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why nasa may be trying to quietly put the sls out of its misery

NASA appears to be sick and tired of having to wait until the mid-2020s to return to the Moon on a future rocket that will be inferior to the private ones already flying, and easily lapped by ones currently being built.


sci-fi saturday: chapter 010
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sci-fi saturday: chapter 010

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 010

world of weird things podcast: sci-fi’s worst weapons
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world of weird things podcast: sci-fi’s worst weapons

Some of the most frequently seen and impressive sci-fi weapons in movies and TV shows have a dirty little secret. They wouldn’t actually work as advertised, if they work at all.

americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says
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americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says

Popular science figures argue that we’re not taking real problems seriously because the public lacks scientific education. But that’s not the problem. The problem is much, much worse.

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
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how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?
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is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?

A popular fan theory says GoT is a metaphor for the threat of global warming. But by the same logic, it could also be a metaphor for the encroachment of automation, or any other drastic upheaval on your mind.

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
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trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 009
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sci-fi saturday: chapter 009

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 009

world of weird things podcast: how to live in perpetual twilight
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world of weird things podcast: how to live in perpetual twilight

Of all the worlds to which humanity may travel, the most typical one would require our colonists to live under a sky in which the sun never rises or sets because it physically can’t.

yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy
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yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy

Every computer system can be compromised, even artificial intelligence. But despite some recent warnings, it’s not about to become a prime new target for hackers.

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