Christian Monzon

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Great video essay on John Carpenter's 'They Live'

<i>They Live</i>, the classic critique of Reagan-era greed, gets updated context in this overview. As John Carpenter says in the video, "Right now, it's …

The Grim Truth Behind the ‘Winner Effect’

Why do winners keep on winning? Two recent studies examine the neurobiology of aggression<p>Scientific research often generates obscure little factoids, and two recent papers on an obscure little part of the brain seem to fit that mold. When you look more closely, however, the research reveals …

Neuroscience

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail | Inc.com

Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, though, when hackers and others caused Tay to begin spewing racist and profane …

Leadership

Richard Garriott: the man, the myth, the mischief

On the publication of his autobiography, Polygon talks to one of gaming's most celebrated creators<p>Early in his autobiography, Richard Garriott characterizes himself as a storyteller, a lover of yarns. After reading his new book, stuffed with tales of derring-do, I interview him via Skype. True to …

What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.<p>Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture …

Psychology

A bottle of McDonald's special sauce just sold for almost $100,000

People love firsts. They love first children, first imprints — and now, first special sauces.<p>To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, …