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

Why the blank slate is sticky

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The notion that laws of nature apply to humans gets called a lot of nasty names, such as “biological determinism”, but it is simply consistent science. This really shouldn’t be controversial. We now... READ MORE

I should do book reading livestreams

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You know how teenagers make billions of dollars live-streaming building roller-coasters in Minecraft? This gave me an idea. Live streaming, but with reading and commenting on books.  What think y’all? There’s one potential... READ MORE

Collectivism doesn’t exist

It’s amazing for people to work together and help each other. But “collectivism” is something else, typically a sneaky euphemism for the personal interests of a powerful few. Usually, fuzzy phrases such as “bigger society”, “community”, “solidarity” and “public interest” are … Continued

Mental Hygiene 101

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Regular readers have recently been subjected to a series of articles on economics, ethics and generally abstract subjects, so I feel like I should bribe you guys with another piece of practical advice (given this is what most people are coming … Continued

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