Jake Johannsen

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Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

The extraordinary life and death of the world’s oldest known spider

<i>This is the story of the oldest known spider in the world and the people who knew her. The details are compiled largely from research conducted by Barbara Main and Leanda Mason, who knew her best over nearly half a century.</i><p>She was born beneath an acacia tree in one of the few patches of wilderness …

Nature

As algorithms take over, YouTube's recommendations highlight a human problem

YouTube is a supercomputer working to achieve a specific goal — to get you to spend as much time on YouTube as possible.<p>But no one told its system exactly how to do that. After YouTube built the system that recommends videos to its users, former employees like Guillaume Chaslot, a software engineer …

Internet

Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say

After Parkland, there have been many calls to make schools a "harder target" — for example, by arming teachers. But there's a decent amount of research out there on what actually makes schools safer, and most of it doesn't point to more guns.<p>On the Friday after the deadly shootings at Marjory …

Guns

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Justify Wins Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: Pictures<p>'This Place Is Crazy'<p>Our mental-health-care system is …

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

TV

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>12 Chilling Reads for Hot Summer Days<p>A Novel<p>Let’s go ahead and kick off our list with summer’s ultimate …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

The Goals of Extraterrestrial AI May "Conflict With Those of Biological Life"

Postbiological Life<p>Susan Schneider is a fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). She is also an associate professor of …

Singularity

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

The Brain

The Science of Science Communication with Jim Hoggan of DeSmogBlog

Jim Hoggan has 30 years of PR experience and a passionate interest in global warming. Founder of DeSmogBlog, he’s been working for years to make the …

I Was an Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

ExxonMobil's deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false …

10 Lessons from a Mini-Retirement

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Product Management

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Tagged animals at risk from hunters and nature-lovers

<b>At-risk species, including wolves and sharks, are being targeted by hunters using signals sent by radio tags to home in on the animals.</b><p>The behaviour of non-endangered species is also being skewed as nature fans use the signals to get close to wild animals, say biologists.<p>A group of scientists has …

Domesticated Cyborgs – Kevin Kelly

<i>This piece is a guest post by Kevin Kelly, who amongst many other things was the first Executive Editor of Wired magazine. It is adapted from his</i> …

Talking to the Gatekeepers of TV Comedy

Ever since the days of <i>I Love Lucy</i>, the production of most TV comedy has been driven by one guiding principle: Create shows that can appeal to the …

The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Filmed in New York, December 2016, a month before John was diagnosed with cancer. Filmed, produced and edited by Dave Steffey. Additional camera by …

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours<p>The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than …

Donald Trump

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

Creativity

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

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Donald Trump Personally Blasts the Press

The fantasy of the normalization of Donald Trump—the idea that a demagogic candidate would somehow be transformed into a statesman of poise and deliberation after his Election Day victory—should now be a distant memory, an illusion shattered.<p>First came the obsessive Twitter rants directed at …

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …