Mike Sagan

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Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

France

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf<p>Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate …

Economics

Saving the Planet Means Upending Virtually Every Kind of Business—Starting With the Media

It’s long been clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate disruption on a scale that threatens human civilization, we need to leave vast …

When trolls accused GOP Rep of criticizing Trump but never Obama -- his reply was epic

Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took to social media Thursday night to set the record straight after some users accused him of being too hard on …

United States

Curry seemingly mocks LeBron while Irving laughs hysterically

If you pause at around the 4-second mark and then again at 16 seconds, you can see Irving leaning in with a huge smile on his face.<p>In Irving’s …

Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial.<p>The Attorney …

10 Ingenious Books By Certifiable Geniuses

The MacArthur Grants have funded some pretty fantastic stories over the years.<p>“Genius” may be a murky descriptor, one that implies divine inspiration rather than earnest hard work. But when the title comes with a big chunk of cash to spend on continuing said work -- well, these authors will take it.<p>…

Case of missing China scholar rattles compatriots at U.S. colleges | Reuters

CHICAGO(Reuters) - For many of the 300,000 Chinese students at U.S. colleges and their parents back home, the presumed kidnapping of a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois confirmed their worst fears about coming to America to study.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese student Yingying Zhang is seen in a …

China

Home deliveries of knives bought online to be banned in UK

Buyers will have to collect in person and retailers must verify they are over 18, in one of series of anti-knife crime measures<p>The delivery of knives bought online to private addresses is to be banned under a package of measures to tackle knife crime to be announced by the home secretary, Amber …

The business logic in debiasing

Debiasing business decision making has drawn board-level attention, as companies doing it are achieving marked performance improvements.<p><b>A previous</b> …

The Psychology of Human Misjudgement (In Football) — Pt. 1 / n

I recently finished the excellent book <i>“Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor”</i> <i>,</i> after finding out about the book from a podcast recommended by Colm …

Steve Kerr

Chronic corporate indecisiveness? Here is how you might overcome it

Two behavioural economics insights can oil the wheels of the organizational decision-making machine<p>M<b>aking decisions is not always easy.</b> Often each …

When attacked, tomato plants release a chemical that make caterpillars eat each other instead

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love plants<p>Perhaps you’ve heard that millennials are obsessed with plants. For a long time I remained unimpressed, considering plants can’t make sound, attack robbers, or even move. But I was wrong. Plants can do something beyond the abilities of mere cats*, …

Mexico vs. El Salvador, 2017 Gold Cup: Start time, TV schedule, and livestream

El Tri is hoping their B-team can win a title and prepare themselves for bigger things.<p>Earlier this summer, Mexico had the privilege of participating in the FIFA Confederations Cup. That means that they’ve taken a B-team to Gold Cup, but their second unit won’t be under any less pressure than their …

Does baker have the right to refuse to make a cake for gay wedding? (6 letters)

Thinkstock by Getty Images<i>Re: “U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether government can be the Cake Boss,” June 26 guest commentary.</i> James Gottry of the …

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot.<p>Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial …

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

The Political Odyssey Of William F. Buckley Jr: 'One Cannot Exaggerate Infinity.'

Comes now Alvin Felzenberg, with whom I am socially acquainted, with a marvelous biography of the man who perhaps more than any other public intellectual shaped the modern conservative movement and, thereby, modern politics: <i>A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley …

Cortana can now do price comparisons when you’re shopping online

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana will now be able to save you money when you’re shopping online. The company announced today that it will begin a pilot test of a new Cortana feature that will pop up the best price and availability of similar products, when you’re shopping the websites of over …

eCommerce

A Gorgeous Flyby of Jupiter Made with Photos from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Every 53 days, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flies close to Jupiter and travels from the giant gas planet’s north pole to and past its south pole, shooting …

Seven Brief Lessons in Physics: a thing of beauty is a joy forever

Now and then I stumble upon a book that completely blows my mind. The latest of such lucky encounters has been with Seven Brief Lessons in Physics by …

Quantum Mechanics

Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Physics

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …