world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world

Social media and computers didn’t create a world filled with fake news and confirmation bias. We did. But the technology definitely helped...

how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t
# health

how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t

Perhaps the worst thing about Theranos is not the lies, the fraud, or the failure. It’s that the company and its portable lab could have been salvaged and improved lives if its CEO didn’t drown in her own hype.

for cryptocurrencies, the only way to wide acceptance could be regulation
# tech

for cryptocurrencies, the only way to wide acceptance could be regulation

Another month, another case to remind us that investing in the economic Wild West has real consequences for thousands of people.

how a virus accidentally helped the evolution of intelligence
# evolution

how a virus accidentally helped the evolution of intelligence

Intelligent life on Earth may owe its existence to an ancient virus which inserted its genetic code and machinery into early tetrapods and now helps their neurons talk to each other.

why recommendation algorithms are a necessary evil
# tech

why recommendation algorithms are a necessary evil

Experts are worried we’re ceding too many decisions to recommendation algorithms and are on a slippery slope to exploitation and learned helplessness. In reality, we’d be lost and very frustrated without them.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 005
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 005

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 005

world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier

You might think that a cleaner world with renewable energy and smart urban planning would make our lives better. But that’s exactly what those evil Illuminati want you to think...

we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.
# science

we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.

A new Danish study confirms that being surrounded by greenery improves mental health. As more of us move into rapidly growing cities and aim to explore space, we need to plan for a greener future.

why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids
# space

why the future is steampunk: steam-powered spacecraft could explore asteroids

Buckle up steampunk enthusiasts, it turns out that not only are steam-powered space probes possible, they might be perfect for hopping between comets and asteroids on research and mining missions.

did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…
# health

did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…

After more than a decade, doctors think they were finally able to replicate the case of the Berlin patient, the only man known to be cured of HIV. But the London patient offers more questions than answers.

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