[H1] The story of how we realized that it might not be a good idea to put Radium in everything.
[H2] The case against appeals to Paleofantasy.
[H3] Even before the science came out, I’ve been convinced that sleep deprivation is a significant factor in weight gain. According to a new study, it can start in a couple of days.
[H4] Advances in IVF.
[H5] Corporate Wellness programs don’t really save money. Should we file this one away with the “savings” of preventative medicine?
[C1] Jmanga, which sold digital Japanese comics, shut down and everybody lost the collections they purchased. Amazon’s biggest weapon in the ebook wars is that they are the ones we have a pretty good idea aren’t going anywhere.
[C3] The dark underbelly of Miss USA.
[N1] Bringing the dormant Six Flags New Orleans back to life… with animated GIFs.
[N2] Coolest sandcastle ever.
[N3] Pi is a cool number. Here are seven other cool numbers.
[S1] Can we close the black-white IQ gap through M&M’s?
[S2] Will the world calendar ever be reset, as it was with BC/AD? I can only really imagine that when or if we inhabit more than one planet.
[S3] Sex in space could be dangerous.
[Te1] In the age of smartphones, what’s a GPS maker to do? Also, the history of Google Street View. One of the really neat things about using Google Maps on my phone is that when I get there, it’ll use Street View to show me what the building I am looking for looks like.
[Te2] The fascinating story of a call center dude who was fired for his job (with a government in Canada) for making a computer game (that those who fired him never bothered to actually play).
[Te3] Are we returning to the big, bad days of the AT&T monopoly? Whether that aspect of it is true or not (and the article isn’t really about AT&T), I don’t think nationwide WiFi is the solution. Meanwhile, Georgia rejected a bill aimed at banning municipal fiber networks.
[W1] Europe even has classy robots.
[W2] I remain baffled to the extent that people who believe that Global Warming will end civilization as we know it nonetheless oppose nuclear energy. So, credit to those with an open mind. Japan may be coming back around.
[E2] Here is what you need to know about coffee at work.
[E4] What if bankers really do earn their bonuses? That’s an oddly depressing thought.
[Tr1] I miss the designs of some of the older cars, but the utilitarian in me appreciates that the convergence of automobile design is largely a product of all the makers having found the best way to make a car and going with it.
[Tr2] Jeremy Stahl critiques Alfred Twu’s map of what a truly national high-speed rail network might look like for the US and adds a number of insights.
[P1] I’ve been thinking about this lately, but perhaps the biggest way that Republicans can reach out to minorities has little or nothing to do with the party itself and more to do with its constituent networks. Evangelicals, for instance, and the NRA.