- saterscouted11 months ago
Good reminder to actually look at the evidence being cited in popular media, and to avoid falling for the "correlation is causation" trap.
Scientific exploration highlights to me human progress and collaboration. It’s heartwarming in an era of so much news to the contrary.
Housing shortages may be the biggest problem facing our era, impacting everything from health to equality to climate change. YIMBY!
Organized retail criminals selling on Amazon helps explain the drug addicts I see stealing in SF
Super interesting approach to telling a more complex history of Muir Woods.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that wildfire smoke makes Covid worse, but somehow this still kinda blew my mind.
This article about Ohtani's style is kind of magical. I need Google Translate, and the combination of what's actually written and how it's machine translated is just awesome.
Shohei Ohtani's plain clothes fashion is the exact opposite of the major leaguers who like to put all of such rich tonkotsu ramen on it.
Whoa. AI making major contributions to science by predicting protein folding. The author is careful not to over promise, but this seems like a potential catalyst for major advancements in drug development and disease treatment.
This sounds familiar! Good to see validation.
Will be fascinating to see how this plays out. The gaudy "privacy balloon" is an oxymoron.
Oh, good the ol' "Uber drivers are employees" argument again! We just did this in California for about a year...
The binary labeling here (employee or not) is not useful. We need a 3rd classification that works for these businesses and gig workers.
Importantly, in the US, a lot of this comes down to health care, mostly because we do not provide universal healthcare. So somehow we seem inclined to force companies to solve the problem. That's also missing the point in a huge way.
Great -- and horrifying -- read about the implications of the SolarWinds hack, and the cyber security policies that have led us to this point.
(Side note: articles from The Guardian highlight ReadUp's value perfectly. This article is borderline unreadable on their site.)
Feels like this article belongs on ReadUp, as it highlights many of the values of "deep literacy". That said, the evidence for a decline in the portion of the population capable of deep literacy is weak, and blaming that on the iPhone seems like a rehash of rebukes of most technologies since the newspaper.
Arguing on Twitter is a feature, not a bug.
Interesting thoughts on why traditional polling has been way off in the last 2 elections