David Scola

11 Flips | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | 1 Following | @davidscola16 | Keep up with David Scola on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “David Scola”

'Prepare for the worst, hope for the best': economists on the Brexit watch data

Two former members of the Bank of England interest rate-setting committee on what lies ahead for the UK<p><b>David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) from June 2006 to May 2009:</b><p>Related: How has the Brexit vote …

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

snowtime

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

Barocook

Whether you're backpacking through the bush or riding the rails, you need to eat. When stopping at a café just isn't an option and carrying a cookstove and fuel isn't convenient, the opportunities to enjoy a hot meal or beverage become scarce. Luckily, the Alpine-minded innovators at Korea's …

Letters From Charles Darwin

From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!<p><i>These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of</i> Popular Science. <i>The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and edited by Darwin's son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would</i> …

Evolution

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

Richard III

Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Goes Dark

Rumors of a hack, a plummeting price, and a vanishing website<p>Bad news for anyone tied up with Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox: Over rumors of a possible hack, a plunging exchange rate, and condemnation from the Bitcoin community, the exchange's website has gone dark, leaving users out in the cold.<p>Mt. Gox, …

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

Photography: Webb Chappell<p>Over nearly four decades, Ellen Langer’s research on mindfulness has greatly influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It reveals that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on …

The Surprising Power of Impulse Control

Against the backdrop of a declining and temptation-filled Roman Empire, Augustine hesitantly prayed for impulse control: “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.”<p>More recently, against the backdrop of marshmallow tests and America’s “culture of entitlement and instant gratification,” Amy …