Eric Griffin

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Amazon's U.S. Online Sales Growth Last Year Was More Than Everyone Else's Combined

Amazon.com is taking share of online retail and total retail, and there's nothing that can stop it.<p>It's no secret that <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a …

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

<i>Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him.</i><p>1. Born from Something Awful<p>Around 2005 or so a …

Breitbart News

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was nine months pregnant when she picked up a passenger the night of July 21st,” the post began. “About a week away from her due date, Mary …

A Day at Home With a Newborn

<i>This post was originally featured on Medium.com.</i><p>My husband ("Bless his heart") sometimes calls/texts/emails me from work to ask me to do something, or call someone about something or other. Normal husband and wife stuff, really. But when you're home on maternity leave with an unpredictable, …

What’s Your Ideal Running Speed to Conserve Energy?

It's easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape. That's why I often go for a run. My teenage son usually joins me. It's great time to raise …

When Roman “Barbarians” Met the Asian Enlightenment

This week, the BBC announced the discovery of two “ethnically Chinese” skeletons at an ancient Roman burial site in England. Who were they? What …

A Moment Like This Used to Get a Black Man Killed

A few words about progress. And grace. And American cool.<p><i>I play it cool/I dig all jive/That's the reason I stay alive.</i><p>—Langston Hughes<p>PHILADELPHIA—On the crowded convention floor on Wednesday night, as the President of the United States gave his heart and his soul to the campaign of Hillary Rodham …

Ronald Reagan

These NASA inventions are saving thousands of lives on Earth

When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the US space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet.<p>NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the …

Inventions

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

Political Science

How Should You Organize Your Closet? Exactly Like a Computer Organizes Its Memory

You have a problem. Your closet is overflowing, spilling shoes, shirts, and underwear onto the floor. You think, “It’s time to get organized.”<p>Now you …

How a lifetime of running changes you - Vox

I started running only a few weeks after my 12th birthday. My best friend and I had impulsively decided to join the middle school cross-country team to get out of gym class.<p>Learn more<p>Shutterstock<p>Should you walk or run for exercise? Here’s what the science says.<p>We make exercise way too complicated. …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

Silicon Valley

The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral

Mathematicians like to come up with new stuff. A theorem, perhaps, a lemma or even just a corollary.<p>Edmund Harriss discovered a curve.<p>Harriss teaches maths at the University of Arkansas. He’s also an artist and his intellectual quest began with a shape that famously belongs to both science and art: …

Mathematics

Thoughts from a curious mind

Famed movie producer Brian Grazer aims to show people how curiosity -- even more than innovation and creativity -- can be the force that drives success at work and in life.<p>When you're an award-winning Hollywood producer, people do everything they can to get a meeting with you. But for the past 35 …

Creativity

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

From fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here’s a look at what designers have imagined for our cities–and how they’ve shaped our urban future.<p>In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, an incredibly detailed model imagining 1960s …

Future Cities