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the future climate warlords of northern california
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the future climate warlords of northern california

A far right militia butting into wildfire cleanup efforts is a dark sign of things to come if we don’t fight the climate crisis.

we were warned: how scientists and engineers predicted today’s chaos
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we were warned: how scientists and engineers predicted today’s chaos

Today the world seems like it’s suddenly unraveling. But experts have been warning us this day would come for many decades.

the great blackpilling: why millions are surrendering to the worst of humanity
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the great blackpilling: why millions are surrendering to the worst of humanity

Incels may have popularized the idea of being blackpilled, but now existential surrender is the dangerous new hotness in all corners of social media.

how confirmation bias became the most valuable and dangerous product in the world
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how confirmation bias became the most valuable and dangerous product in the world

A massively profitable global industry got that way by showing people only what they already believe. Now we’re dealing with the fallout.

why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office
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why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office

Today’s typical working hours are a result of politics, compromise, and ideology. Now, some experts are finally asking what science says is the perfect work week, and why.

today’s politics is undermining mental health
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today’s politics is undermining mental health

Unless we tackle the cultural and mental health issues fueling populist train wrecks across the West, any political victory against them will only be temporary.

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

how the news, polls, and social media distort elections
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how the news, polls, and social media distort elections

It turns out that polls and predictions of who'll win, along with fake news appealing to our cognitive dissonances, are changing outcomes of elections before we even have them.

why we can’t understand the scope of white-collar crime
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why we can’t understand the scope of white-collar crime

Widespread fraud and financial misdeeds have cost us trillions of dollars, but we're having trouble holding the perpetrators responsible. Is it because our minds can't process it?

everything you never guessed you wanted to know about borders
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everything you never guessed you wanted to know about borders

While today's nationalists try to elevate borders to almost sacred status, the truth of the matter is that borders change frequently, and our definition of nations is still very fresh.

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