Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere for June 18, 2017

You should read this for 6/18/2017: Culprit hidden in plain sight in Alzheimer disease development“A new study by researchers at the University of Montana, Universidad del Valle de México, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Boise State, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental short- and long-term impact…

Elsewhere for June 11, 2017

You should read this for 6/11/2017: Tim O’Reilly via Medium: Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposes her ignorance in front of Congress: What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress “DeVos said Tuesday on Capitol Hill that…

Elsewhere for June 4, 2016

You should read this for 6/4/2017: Bone fragment from ancient 1,500-pound ground sloth unearthed beneath Crenshaw Boulevard“For the third time in six months, crews working on a Los Angeles rail system expansion have unearthed fossils of beasts that roamed the Southland many millennia ago.” Curiosity rover finds its crater was…

Elsewhere for May 28, 2017

You should read this for 5/28/2017: Via Dave Zirin in The Nation: A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus “Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.” Via The Atlantic: That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis “I do outreach…

Elsewhere for May 21, 2017

You should read this for 5/21/2017: Via The New York Times: The World Is Getting Hacked. Why Don’t We Do More to Stop It? Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries “So this attack is raising one of these fundamental issues that we talk about in the security…

Elsewhere for May 14, 2017

You should read this for 5/14/2017: Via the BBC: Obamacare v Republican plan compared FCC and Congress Work to Roll Back Net Neutrality“he FCC, under a new chairman aligned with the Trump administration, is moving fast to undo the net neutrality framework that has been upheld by the courts. Furthermore,…

Elsewhere for May 7, 2017

You should read this for 5/7/2017: Via The New York Times: Gorsuch, in Sign of Independence, Is Out of Supreme Court’s Clerical Pool “The pool has been criticized for giving too much power to law clerks and for contributing to the court’s shrinking docket.” Via Medium: Thousands of Veterans Want…

Elsewhere for April 30, 2017

You should read this for 4/30/2017: Via NPR: A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong? One of the thing I love best about this food culture history piece is the Editor’s Note: “This post is about chefs and they can be quite coarse when they…

Elsewhere for April 23, 2017

You should read this for 4/23/2017: Via Business Insider: Undercover in An iPhone Factory: What it’s really like to work in a Chinese mega-factory, according to a student who spent 6 weeks there It’s time to start thinking about Cold Brew Coffee Silicon Valley executives are hiring philosophers to teach…

Elsewhere for April 16, 2017

You should read this for 4/16/2017: Here’s the Fine Print On The Country’s Biggest-Ever Free College Plan “The bill is what’s known as a ‘last-dollar’ program.’ Translation: Students must first apply for, and use, other money like federal Pell Grants, before turning to the scholarship. That, in turn, means that…

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