Technology and magic

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People are wrong in many curious ways. A new one I noticed is assuming that a goal is silly, because people in the past tried to achieve it in silly ways. The thinking,... READ MORE

The Legasov principle

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People in all totalitarian societies are familiar with the difference between members of the power structures being “with them”, or merely “among them”. The first refers to true believers (or sociopaths) who are... READ MORE

The most adaptable thing in nature

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Tardigrades can survive an extremely broad range of environments, including: Temperatures between -272°C (a degree above absolute zero) and 150°C. Pressures between a hard vacuum and 6000 atmospheres (six times the pressure at... READ MORE

Why kids want to stay up late

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It took me a hell of a long time to figure out why 2-10 year olds absolutely insist on staying up way beyond what adults would consider a reasonable hour. “Nooo I don’t... READ MORE

Accurate Dictionary

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In a time of muddled language and words losing all meaning, it falls to the best and brightest among us to engage in a heroic effort to make language correspond to reality again,... READ MORE

Monday Mood Lifters

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A wild pig has recently wandered into the center of my city, panicked and knocked over a Japanese tourist. She’ll be sharing the story of getting attacked by a boar in the middle... READ MORE

Accurate Dictionary

In a time of muddled language and words losing all meaning, it falls to the best and brightest among us to engage in a heroic effort to make language correspond to reality again, a Herculean, Confucius-inspired work of rectification of … Continued

[Satire] Make money online with this super-secret guide to day-trading

To sit on a boat in the Carribean, executing billion dollar trades from your laptop – isn’t that the dream? Day trading stocks, bonds, currencies, options, commodities and the like is one of those things that twenty-somethings sitting at their … Continued

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