the toxic cycle in which empathy dies
# politics

the toxic cycle in which empathy dies

In the last 25 years, there’s been a steep decline in our average empathy. Why? We’re stuck in a self-created loop of misery, woe, anger, and conspiracies. And we must break the wheel.


and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
# science

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.


how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.


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

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.


sci-fi saturday: chapter 017
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 017

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 017

world of weird things podcast: look, up in the sky! it’s super-earth!
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: look, up in the sky! it’s super-earth!

Far from being just a slightly bigger rocky sphere than our planet, Super-Earths are a fascinating class of worlds ranging from Earths with a few extra tons to failed seeds of gas giants.

it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator
# tech

it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator

A new artificial intelligence system called GROVER can create extremely plausible fake news stories. Why would anyone build something like this? Why, to fight fake news of course!

why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both
# health

why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both

We already know that highly processed foods are bad for you. But several new studies show that it's even worse for you than we thought, damaging both your waistline and mood.

how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen
# science

how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen

For some inexplicable reason, Google funded an experiment to test whether cold fusion is possible. It's not and can't be unless everything we know about physics is wrong.

actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions
# tech

actually, you should be very worried about huawei’s 5g ambitions

Resistance to Huawei's technology being implemented across the world for new 5G networks isn't xenophobia or tech feudalism. It's a sober stance based on China's behavior.

why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation
# tech

why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation

Universal basic income is pitched as the best possible solution to tens of millions of jobs being taken over by code and machines. But it's another populist bumper sticker solution to a complicated problem.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 016
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 016

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 016

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays

We're on the verge of driving many childhood illnesses into extinction but a group of obsessed conspiracy theorists is trying to stop us, with thousands of kids as collateral damage.

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast
# oddities

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast

Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing

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