Peter Fogarty

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Samuel R. Delany: Another Roundtable

Recently, Locus published an online discussion of the work of Samuel R. Delany with a bunch of different writers and critics, primarily aimed at …

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 demanding leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has outlined 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and quick action.<p>For those interested in working for Amazon, which was ranked in a LinkedIn survey as the most desired …

Jeff Bezos

Roundtable on Samuel R. Delany, Grand Master

<i>In December 2013, Samuel R. Delany was named Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by SFWA. Delany has influenced science-fiction and fantasy, and</i> …

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

2 Percent of the Population Embraces These 11 Mindsets. There's 1 Reason That is Holding Everyone Else Back.

Sometimes, all you have to do is take a calculated leap.<p>We've all been told before to 'get out of our comfort zone", to "not let life pass us by," and most definitely to 'follow our dreams', right (that's my personal, overused favorite)? Once upon a time, those bits of advice weren't ubiquitous of …

Self-improvement

Boys Are Not Defective

Girls in the Middle East do better than boys in school by a greater margin than almost anywhere else in the world: a case study in motivation, mixed messages, and the condition of boys everywhere.<p>Jordan has never had a female minister of education, women make up less than a fifth of its workforce, …

Education

5 Early Signs Of Dementia (And Why Everyone Should Know Them)

Dementia is an uncomfortable subject to talk about, particularly when it affects a loved one.<p>Throughout the world, there’s something of a stigma …

Sorry, Bernie Is Right

Two weeks ago, the libertarian Mercatus Center released a report estimating the cost of Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-All proposal. Like most think …

Health Care

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

New York City Just Changed the Uber Game

The city council has voted to set sweeping, first-of-their-kind limits on ride-hailing services.<p>New York City muscled up against ride-hailing. Now it’s time to see what ride-hailing has up its sleeve.<p>In a much-anticipated vote Wednesday afternoon, theNew York City Council moved to impose a slate of …

Transportation

Times journalist tweeted that the Burka was disrespectful to deaf people...it didn't end well

Iain Martin, a Times columnist, took to Twitter to defend to Boris Johnson’s recent comments about the Burka. The reactions to his tweet didn’t go …

Boris Johnson

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Ten reasons why Shimano 105 5800 overtook the cycling world

Category: Latest News<p><b>Shimano’s 105 5800 groupset is one of the most popular component sets in the world today, but with so many new and exotic</b> …

Cyclo-cross

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

Book clinic: has social media killed travel writing?

<b>Is travel writing dead in the age of social media?</b><br>Charu Gupta, India<p><b>Sara Wheeler</b><b>, biographer and author of travel books including Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, writes:</b><br>Charu, no! Travel writing is all about observational detail, which can’t really be captured in social media. The writer …

Social Media

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin

A study of diverse people from Africa shows that the genetic story of our skin is more complicated than previously thought.<p>Few human traits are more variable, more obvious, and more historically divisive than the color of our skin. And yet, for all its social and scientific importance, we know very …

Southern Africa

Thousands of Exotic "Topological" Materials Discovered through Sweeping Search

Haul thrills physicists, who previously knew of just a few hundred of these peculiar materials

Quantum Physics

Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards

As a science writer at The New Yorker, Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains.<p>Dr. Konnikova is an experimental psychologist trained at Columbia University. But her latest experiment is on herself. For a book she’s researching on luck …

Self Control

9 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods You Should Be Eating Every Day

New studies focused on the benefits of using food as medicine have made fascinating discoveries in the last decade. The results from prestigious labs …

Superfoods

"Don't Quote Deleuze": How to Write a Good Artist Statement

Writing about art is hard. Writing about art <i>that you made</i> can be even harder. We hear artists say, “If I knew how to describe my work in words, I’d …

The Arts

Path

Sustainable Transport

I Spent a Terrifying Day Trying to Keep Up with a Bike Messenger

Many bike couriers don't do their jobs for the money, they do it for the death-defying thrills.<p>"Brutal. Fucking brutal, man."<p>It's the third time today that a driver has taken the liberty of fully sticking his head out of his window to verbally berate me.<p>The reason the driver's losing his shit is …

Google Search

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Beyond BFF

Best friendship is a sign of social aptitude in children, especially young girls. They wear it on their sleeves with charm bracelets, with secret codes and even — shh, don’t tell Mom! — with Instagram bios. To have a best friend at age 10 is to forget who you are without that person, to be …

Relationships

How Our Cultural Obsession With Platonic 'Girlfriends' Sidelines Queer Women

We're familiar with the trope of straight women whose intimacy transcends bestfriendship. But we don't hear about what happens when the Other Woman wants something more than pseudo-romance.<p>On the highway out of Sacramento, sitting shotgun and shivering just slightly, I begin reading an article …

Relationships

Top 7 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Medical Research

Sun Color : Fact vs. Fiction

Democratic Socialism Threatens Minorities

Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.<p>Last week, the leftist magazine <i>Jacobin</i> published an article arguing that “the spectacular rehabilitation of socialism as a legitimate position within American …

Political Science

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.<p>Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.<p>He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his …

Social Media

Parker Solar Probe: diving into the solar atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe is designed to unveil a great secret of the sun. To do so, it must travel closer to our star than any other spacecraft before …