Stacy Cherones

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Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The Brain

The SDG Academy Has Launched Free, Graduate-Level Courses on Sustainable Development, Urbanization and Natural Resources

The <b>SDG Academy</b> online education platform recently launched a series of free online courses on topics ranging from sustainable development and …

Sustainability

Former Facebook exec says social media is "ripping apart the social fabric"

<b>At a recent talk Chamath Palihapitiya said he "doesn't use that sh*t" and his kids aren't allowed to either.</b><p>Facebook's former vice president for user …

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains?

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children<p>With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle …

Hillary Clinton

Tech has become another way for men to oppress women | Lizzie O’Shea

We act as if technology were neutral but it’s not. The challenge now is to highlight and remove the gender bias<p>• Lizzie O’Shea is a human rights lawyer, broadcaster and writer<p>‘Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive, despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full …

Feminism

Facebook Is Allegedly Letting Marketers Target Teens When They’re At Their Lowest

Advertising isn’t mind control, but it’s no secret that we’re most easy to manipulate at our most extreme emotional states, and a leaked research paper appears to reveal that ad buyers on Facebook may have been offered the opportunity to manipulate teens when they were feeling their worst.<p>A …

Diets

Can the Country Survive Without a Strong Middle Class?

In a powerful new book, the legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman argues that America’s government will fall apart as inequality deepens.<p>The U.S. Constitution, it is fair to say, is normally thought of as a political document. It lays out the American system of government and the relationships among the …

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

Architecture

The Benefit of Racial Isolation

The charter schools praised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are notoriously segregated. In some cases, that’s a benefit.<p>Kriste Dragon grew up in Atlanta, a mixed-race child in a segregated school system.<p>When it came time to find a school for her children in her new Hollywood, California, home, …

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Actually Be Good at Math

Does it make you happy?<p>We know that we’re more inclined to perform something well <i>if</i> we actually enjoy whatever it is. But few things in life are as …

Mathematics

What Steve Bannon really wants

What does Donald Trump want for America? His supporters don’t know. His party doesn’t know. Even he doesn’t know.<p>If there is a political vision underlying Trumpism, however, the person to ask is not Trump. It’s his éminence grise, Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist of the Trump …

Political Science

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

Mapping The Collective Experience Of A City

Designers capture the more subjective qualities of a city by charting Instagram hashtags.<p>City maps are handy for negotiating streets and subway stops, but they tell us little about the character of a place and how people use it.<p>Parisians are more fond of cultural landmarks than food.<p>To capture the …

San Francisco Bay Area

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Ten years ago, none of the following existed: the iPhone, Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook had not made it to the UK, and Twitter had just been founded. The change to our lives made by these innovations has been truly profound. The next 10 years will undoubtedly see as much …

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory

Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.<p>In <i>The Captive Mind</i>, Czeslaw Milosz tells a story about a man who ventures out in the immediate aftermath of the fall of a regime. Papers full of state secrets lie in the …

We need an alternative to Trump's nationalism. It isn't the status quo | Yanis Varoufakis

The answer to neoliberalism’s Waterloo cannot be a retreat to barricaded nation-states and the pitting of ‘our’ people against ‘others’ fenced off by high walls<p>A clash of two insurgencies is now shaping the west. Progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are on the sidelines, unable to comprehend …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

An Animated Introduction to the Feminist Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

How influential are the writings of Simone de Beauvoir? So influential that even the rushed, by all accounts shoddy first English translation …

Meet the Women Fighting for America's First Women's History Museum

'Bout time! Only 8% of historic landmarks in Washington, DC explicitly honor women.<p>America’s national museums cover a whole range of subjects—Air and Space, art of various designations (Asian, African, Portraits), as well as American history. Until now, however, there has been no museum to …

3 recipes for moisturizing face masks

<b>Don't let winter get the better of you! Rejuvenate your skin with these nourishing DIY treatments.</b><p>Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures and …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

A Less Lonely Way to Lose Your Faith

Members of Oasis, a group in the Bible Belt, find community and acceptance in religious-like services.<p>Where do nonreligious people go to find community? Some might join a sports league or a film society or attend a local atheist meet-up. Some might hang out online. But in certain parts of the …

Takeover Complete

Over the last few years, as ‘government shutdown’ went from being a crazy ass thing Newt Gingrich did twenty years ago – never to be tried again – to …

Donald Trump

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

Self-improvement

The New Psychology of Atheism

“Do I believe in God?”<p>This is a question many people will ask themselves this week – even if only to themselves – as they go to church to commemorate …