Drew Maddox

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Graphene biointerfaces for optical stimulation of cells

Abstract<p>Noninvasive stimulation of cells is crucial for the accurate examination and control of their function both at the cellular and the system …

Illiberalism Is Rising. Here’s How We Can Turn That Tide and Renew Our Democracy.

The Renew Democracy Initiative aims to bring together the centrist majority to fix our government and repair our political dialogue.<p>“I didn’t leave …

The Onion’s Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire

The country's leading humor publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most "real" newspapers haven't.<p>On Monday, as the United States celebrated moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinian protesters were shot by the Israel …

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Christian Realism and the Long Game

Last week here on the Corner, David French reproached fellow Evangelicals who defend the president against accusations of sexual misconduct and, in …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Ben Shapiro on the generational divide among conservatives

Ben Shapiro has a piece at the Weekly Standard which seems to be getting a lot of plaudits today on Twitter. His basic argument is that there is a …

Why we should bulldoze the business school

There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years. By Martin Parker<p>Visit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occupied by the business school. The business school …

Business School

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Duffing equation for nonlinear oscillator

The Duffing equation is an ordinary differential equation describing a nonlinear damped driven oscillator.If the parameter μ were zero, this would be …

Mathematics

18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year

Tomorrow (Sunday, April 22) is Earth Day 2018 and time for my annual Earth Day post…..<p>In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science …

Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microscope and new lighting techniques, a team from Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute captured zebrafish immune cell interactions …

Star Trek

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible. Even the smallest …

Adam and Eve: lessons learned

A few months ago I asked this community if modern genome science had tested an “Adam and Eve” hypothesis that the human lineage has passed through …

Evolution

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain

A THIRD of millennials think the Earth is flat, shocking survey reveals

It’s a claim that enrages most scientists, but it seems that a third of millennials still think that the Earth is flat.<p>A survey by YouGov asked 8,215 …

A Very High Percentage of Young People Aren't Sure the World Is Round

Which is pretty sad when contemplating the future of the planet, whatever ​shape you think its is.<p>This week, the online pollster YouGov released a survey of 8,215 American adults who were asked if they believe the Earth is flat, a ridiculous and obviously false conspiracy that has become a weirdly …

The Great Work, Nine to Five

April 7, 2018 by Christopher Drysdale<p>Work. The daily grind. The rat race. There are a lot of ways we describe the least-appreciated thing in our …

The unreasonable relationship between mathematics and physics

<i>This article is based on a London Mathematical Society popular lecture given by David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the university of</i> …

The New Math of Gambling

A side from his dancing left foot, anthony curtis, 42, looks like any other sucker tourist dropping a wad at the Binion's Horseshoe blackjack tables …

Developing: Facebook May Have Broken Federal Law to Help Democrats

With Facebook already mired in controversy over its privacy practices, a new allegation is being made that the social media giant's actions in the …

Russiagate: Democrats' Giant Middle Finger to Climate Justice

- Advertisement -<p><b>Introduction: What's</b> <i>Really</i> <b>at Stake When We Talk about Climate Justice</b><p>This article hopes to connect some crucial dots its author has</i> …

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

The Art of the Dunce: 15 Months Into His Presidency, Trump Can’t Negotiate His Way Out of a Paper Bag

Any sort of policy requires some firsthand mastery of details. Trump, as we know, lacks this. So when he goes into meetings with Democrats and gives away the store, only to backpedal hours later and pretend he didn’t, his weakness as a negotiator is only one part of his vulnerability. The other, …

News: IBM's Visual Censor Patent Is the AR Nightmare 'Black Mirror' Warned Us About

In the latest example of life imitating art, IBM has applied for a patent for a video censoring system that looks a lot like the "Arkangel" child …

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Civil Rights