Nick Reynolds

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Alienated Grandparents-There are Good Reasons

Alienated Grandparents is a new term to me. In my day, grandparents had no legal right to see you, unless your parents approved. I wish my parents …

About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight<br>• Winton on writing ‘with my heart in my mouth’ – podcast<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about boys. …

Misogyny

A road sign pointing the way to a brothel in Pompeii, 79 AD

DNA study finds London was ethnically diverse from start

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1208000/1208694_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418291_bd26b41394e4936b1199d28026190496<p><b>A DNA study has confirmed that London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.</b><p>The analysis reveals …

Physicists Prove That Spooky Action At a Distance Is Real

Entanglement is one of the strangest aspects of quantum mechanics, whereby two subatomic particles can be so closely connected that one can seem to …

Quantum Physics

The problem is America, not Trump

People are saying that the Trump campaign is turning Nazi.I'd like to offer another theory. It's turning American.We in America paint the past as a …

The basic Income

The Netherlands will launch an experiment with Basic Income in 2016.<p>Meanwhile, Finland has begun work to move from a Social Security model to the …

Be Lazy

<i>by</i> <i>Tobias van Schneider</i><i><br>first appeared</i> <i>on my private email list</i><i>.</i><p>In my last article I talked about being busy. Why I try to stay busy actually doing …

Politics was once about beliefs and society. Now it’s a worship of money

Remember when elections were about society, health, literacy, welfare? All bow now to the god of business<p>As elections draw near, the discussion shrinks to one simple question: are you better off now than you were five years ago? Maybe we don’t need a TV debate after all. Other issues come out for …

Rembrandt Vs Vermeer: The Titans of Dutch Painting by Intelligence Squared - Listen to music

In mobile, disruption comes from above

The classical description of disruption in business, and especially technology, is that a new product (method, business model etc) appears that’s not …

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Space<p>Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes

On Good and Bad Taste

On Good and Bad Taste<p>When it comes to design and decoration, it feels extremely tricky and dangerous to accuse anyone of having ‘bad taste’ or to …

Vine

Tumblr recently tried to compete with Medium with changes to its writing interface. And now Medium…

Tumblr recently tried to compete with Medium with changes to its writing interface. And now Medium is apparently encroaching on Tumblr’s ability to …

Making Medium more intertwingled

Medium adds tags. And that’s a good thing.<p>Ev Willams explains why Medium has added tags to Medium’s publishing model. I am happy to see they have, …

Scrawled Insults and Epiphanies | by Anthony Grafton | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Marginalia are on the march. <i>The New Yorker</i> reported this fall on Oxford’s Marginalia Group, which “now has two thousand five hundred and three …

Cambridge University

Snapchat’s “Our Stories” are generating tens of millions of views

Snapchat is telling people how many views their “Our Story” clip receives if they make one in the collective, crowdsourced section. Based on people …

Social Media

Efficiency: The Final Cut

Most discussions of the state and fate of the business of news start with revenue and a search for the means to recover what has been lost to the …

A Less Long, More Connected Medium

I love a professionally reported 17-minute article about an important and surprising topic. Or a 10-minute technical mystery by a professional …

J.M.W. Turner exhibit at J. Paul Getty Museum tosses convention

There's a moment in "Mr. Turner," the captivating Mike Leigh movie about the last years in the life of audacious British painter J.M.W. Turner, when the artist is having a heated discussion at the same time that he's busily painting a picture. Concentration ricochets back and forth between canvas …

William Blake: Wonderful and Strange

Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has always been a place of surprises, despite its severe façade. Perhaps this has to do with its history, the coming …

Facebook as the dominant consumer platform of the future.

<i>It’s generally fair to say that Facebook is the dominant consumer platform today. But given the recent bets they have made, Facebook could also be</i> …

Swimmers 'failing' at mountain climbing says Brandwatch study

Here is a report on research from Brandwatch that I think neatly encapsulates where many brands have got to in terms of understanding and using …

Old-Fashioned Snapchat

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Evan Spiegel emails that were leaked in the Sony Pictures hack was his seemingly changing view of …