Stuff online, bad algorithms edition

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Stuff online, endless waves edition

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Stuff online, disappearing shorelines and thoughtful fingertips edition

2014.09.05 - Lower Manhattan I

(jby)

  • Nickel-and-dime misgovernment. How local governments, especially small ones, are way worse than the Feds—and how they’re shaking down their poorest citizens with court fees and traffic fines.
  • If we’d just spend the money. There’s a system in place to mass-produce an anti-ebola drug.
  • It’s almost as though conventional wisdom is just Baby Boomer projection. Apparently millennials read more books than their elders.
  • Or, the only thing that got me through yesterday. A brand remembers September 11.
  • Because this is totally what’s holding us back. The legal complications of mining asteroids.
  • Going down. Thanks to erosion and rising sea-levels, there’s a lot less Louisiana than you might think.
  • Pretty slick. A plasmid that gives bacteria genetic code to fix nitrogen also helps them mutate to better work with a host plant.
  • And yet they’re no help with my writer’s block. Receptors in your fingertips are thinking about what you touch even before they tell your brain about it.
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Stuff online, conservation and consternation edition

Summer sunset in the boundary waters.

Photo by Clint McMahon.

  • For now and the future. Fifty years of wilderness protection in northern Minnesota.
  • Not feeling the fucking love. A soft-pedal profile of I Fucking Love Science, and its emphatic counterpoint.
  • Visibility! A new site devoted to the personal stories of LGBTQ scientists.
  • Maybe a bit? Is ecology explaining less than it used to?
  • Maybe not different “species,” though. How one bacterial symbiont split into two without ever leaving its host.
  • C’est vrai. On immersion-learning a foreign language, and the meaning of learning.
  • Government bureaucrats over corporate bureaucrats. Make government smaller and more efficient by hiring more workers instead of out-sourcing.
  • And he ought to feel like one, by now. Hope Jahren sure has an asshole for a colleague.
  • Best unintended consequence ever. A socialist utopia is no place for pickup artists.
  • Robert Moses versus humanity. The man behind the worst public planning choices of the 20th century.
  • As in everything else. American inequality applies to diet quality, too.
  • Antonin Scalia is a horrible, horrible person. Exhibit A.
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Stuff online: Missing links and vital webs edition

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Stuff online, rare genetics and bees edition

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Stuff online, leftovers and lactation edition

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Stuff online, funny five fingers edition

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Stuff online, LED at the end of the tunnel edition

Light Bulb

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen … Photo by Antony Storo

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Stuff online, untrammeled woodrat guts edition

2006.07.10 - St. Mary's Lake

Still worth it.

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