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Sunday, 22. January 12017
Fear and Time — Risk Culture and the Broken Doomsday Clock.
Germs and genes are among the scariest of the Bulletin’s new horsemen of the apocalypse.
Neue Völker kommen, alte Völker müssen gehen.
Sixty-Seven Numbers That Define the Obama Era vs 17 Metrics to Watch in the Trump Era.
People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?
Why do unpleasant hazing practices manage to remain so appealing that individuals are willing to risk legal punishment, injury and even death to keep the practices alive?
If life gives you trolleys…
Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable.
If we ever face such situations in real life, we will be forced to choose, and will have to do so based on the very particular circumstances of each case. The only general lesson we learn from these thought experiments is that there is sometimes a tragic conflict between life and what makes life valuable in the first place.
Grmeč Monument to the Revolution.
An abandoned brutalist monument whose history has been lost to the ages.
Women too Awesome, Awful, or Offbeat for Kids' Movies.
Thursday, 19. January 12017
The Top 50 Developer Tools of 2016.
Summer heat for the winter.
Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Yes, this is possible, using a cheap material like sodium lye. Within a European research consortium Empa scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each other.
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening.
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Why won’t other countries follow suit?
Lists! Lists! Lists!
Mental Models Gabriel Weinberg Finds Repeatedly Useful.