articles tagged: covid-19
the psychology of how terrible people get their way and how to stop them
# science

the psychology of how terrible people get their way and how to stop them

How do societies that try to educate kids to share, cooperate, and respect each other end up being bullied by toxic, shameless people to refuse to do any of the above?

world of weird things podcast: why cult leaders are loving the pandemic
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why cult leaders are loving the pandemic

While we’re spending more and more time at home, in front of our computers as the COVID pandemic rages on, cults are ready to pounce on a golden opportunity...

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.

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.

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.

how and why coronavirus will change the world as we know it
# health

how and why coronavirus will change the world as we know it

The coronavirus pandemic may not be apocalyptic, but it came at just the right time to shake the foundations of our increasingly unstable world and expose its problems.