10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money There’s no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about the all-mighty dollar. Here’s 10 documentaries that we think you’ll enjoy. Read More 10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money Advertisements
Did Jesus use cannabis oil to perform miracles? As marijuana grows more acceptable in the US, fringe groups and experts are beginning to consider its role in the Christian faith. Could cannabis oil have helped Jesus perform miracles? Read More Did Jesus use cannabis oil to perform miracles?
Supercomputer Aurora 21 will map the human brain, starting in 2021 Aurora 21 will help the US keep pace among the other nations who own the fastest supercomputers. Scientists are planning to use it to map the connectome of the human brain. Read More Supercomputer Aurora 21 will map the human brain, starting in 2021
In an effort to attract female worshippers and tourists, Taiwan’s Southwest Coast National Scenic Area erected the “High-Heel Wedding Church” in 2016 in Budai Township, Chiayi County. It’s 17 meters tall and contains about 320 pieces of blue-tinted glass; Guinness has certified it as the “world’s largest high-heel shoe-shaped structure.” The BBC reports: The shoe was inspired by a local […]
Why your brain loves conspiracy theories Scientists figure out why so many people believe in conspiracy theories. Read More Why your brain loves conspiracy theories
Plus: Volvo gets some lidar, Seattle’s high-tech tunnel, and Boeing tries to make the future of flight a lot more fun. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/car-news-roundup-boring-chicago-byton-concept
Last week, social media was awash in commentary about the historic meeting between the US president and the North Korean leader. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/internet-week-175
It’s like the designer *wanted* people to crash in excellent viral videos. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/this-crazy-slide-is-either-evil-or-funny
It’s like the designer *wanted* people to crash in excellent viral videos. https://www.wired.com/story/this-crazy-slide-is-either-evil-or-funny
“Aquamation,” a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some groups are fighting to stop it. https://www.wired.com/story/the-powerful-groups-stonewalling-the-greener-way-to-die
“Aquamation,” a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some groups are fighting to stop it. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/the-powerful-groups-stonewalling-the-greener-way-to-die
The ‘Fortnite’ Pro-Am event, held during the E3 videogame show this week, brought together titans and fans of the world’s biggest game. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/photo-gallery-fortnite-pro-am-tournament
As the trustless, decentralized world of digital tokens expands, fraudsters, gamblers, sex workers, and drug dealers are cashing in. from Wired https://www.wired.com/story/the-dark-side-of-the-crypto-revolution
It’s time for another Cool Tools review. This time we’re looking at this Ultra-Flexible sandpaper by 3M. I got four sheets of this for around $7 on Amazon, which is kinda pricey for sandpaper but I’ll show you why it’s special. We’re all familiar with sandpaper. Sometimes, there’s just no substitution for sanding something by hand. These Ultra Flexible sheets […]
Barlow’s stories When I took LSD, I got it from John Perry Barlow. Barlow was a famous internet pioneer and a veteran hippy. Barlow was also a semi-politician, pundit, writer, and a most remarkable story teller. He died recently but left an amazing fast-paced memoir behind, which I thoroughly enjoyed. He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I […]
Probiotics, prebiotics, and placebos: which is more effective? The idea of a “healthy gut flora” might have gotten you laughed out of the room just five years ago, but they’ve slowly been more accepted over the years and are now firmly in the mainstream. Read More Probiotics, prebiotics, and placebos: which is more effective?