Science:[Sc1] I don’t understand why more people don’t take stuff like this seriously. It must be because they dislike science and intelligence.
[Sc2] Brian Boutwell cautions against allowing fear of how bad people receive scientific results to affect whether scientific results are released.
[Sc4] To fund research, some scientists are starting to have to get creative.
[Sc5] The broader issue indeed. “The broader issue is that they seem eager to have reached the conclusion that they reached.”
[Sc6] This sounds more shocking than it is. If it makes the news, it’s new and different. If it’s new and different, it’s more likely to be wrong.
[Sc7] There may be a deregulation (well, a lifting of some of the constraints) of social science research.
Technology:[T1] This will end badly. This will end badly. I know you’re getting tired of hearing about how “this will end badly” but come on!
[T2] This is either really neat or really dystopian and I’m not sure which.
[T3] I think I’ve seen this anime before..
[T4] Thomas Winslow Hazlett says that we could have had cell phones much sooner if only the government had allowed it.
[T5] Leon Neyfakh says that we can get rid of air conditioning and it wouldn’t be too bad. All we’d have to do is almost entirely change the way we live our lives (and where we live).
[T6] The New Atlantis looks at virtual reality and abstract imagination spaces as a moral ideal.
Food:[F1] Introducing the dog-eat-dog world of the chicken we consume.
[F2] Lyman Stone argues that avocado toast is ruining everything.
[F4] Building a better cow. Or, at least, a less flatulating one.
[F5] Don’t start a fight with a pig unless you’re ready to finish it. Also, wear a cup?
Energy:[E1] A look at the future of the hydrogen economy. I very much like “scalable” and “low cost.”
[E2] Oil, goal, natural gas, ruined mayonnaise…
[E3] Are we looking at a solar energy trade war?
[E4] Is it a paradox? Or just a matter of not snorting your own stash?
[E5] In Mississippi they’re opening a clean coal plant so clean there’s no coal.
[E6] Trump wants to build solar and wind stations on his Wall. I still think the key is Taco Bell franchises (because, obviously, “run for the border.”)
Space:[Sp1] Looking for life on Europa.
[Sp2] Jupiter has a 69th moon!
[Sp4] Brianna Rennix wants to know why libertarians seem to own space fantasies these days.
[Sp5] This article on the gravitational force of Earth is interesting. That picture, though, is freaky as heck.