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By Žiga Turk | Good reads about Politics, Current Affairs, Economy, Science, Technology, Europe ... Kind of weekend supplement of social media content.

Uber might genuinely be worried that #DeleteUber is working

“Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting after reading Susan Fowler’s blog post.”<p>Social media calls to #DeleteUber are getting the company's attention in …

Here's why our political opinions can differ so drastically

Finally a new year is here after the most politically divisive 12 months in a very long time. In the UK, Brexit shattered dreams and friendships. In …

What It Means To Be A Gentleman Today

You hear it everywhere these days: the term “gent” or “gentleman” has become ubiquitous in men’s magazines, blogs, and conversations. Videos welcome …

Masculinity

Rebuilding Dresden

A city rises from the ashes<p>Over two days and nights in February 1945, American and British bombers dropped 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs on the German city of Dresden.<p>The barrage turned the cultural jewel of Saxony into a hellish inferno. A firestorm raged across …

History

This Israeli ace pilot fought off 11 enemy jets alone

Israeli Col. Giora Epstein, one of the world’s greatest fighter aces of the jet era, was leading a flight of four planes during the Yom Kippur War when his team spotted two Egyptian MiG-21s. Epstein pursued the pair and quickly shot down the trail plane.<p>But that’s when the Israelis got a surprise. …

Military History

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

Melania Trump

Xiaomi Has Made the Cutest Amazon Echo Competitor Yet

Voice control and smart assistants were everywhere at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, with many companies partnering with Amazon to directly integrate …

Edward Snowden

Ansel Adams’ Photos Look So Good Because They Perfectly Align With The Golden Ratio

"Great artists such as Ansel Adams exalted their art with the golden ratio—the very same ratio present in the bones of our fingers and facial …

Aesthetics

Paul Krugman Gets His Recessionary Macroeconomics Wrong Again

Robert Skidelsky has a rather “<i>J’Accuse!</i>” piece over at Project Syndicate insisting that economists are the <i>idiots savants</i> of the modern world for their concentration on mere mathematical models and that they don’t look up enough at the real world. This is perhaps even a valid criticism of a certain …

Economics

How the Nazis Killed Christmas

Nazi leaders respun Christmas as a neo-pagan, Nordic celebration, greatly de-emphasizing the religious aspects of the holiday.<p><i>By</i> <i>Joe Perry</i><i>, associate professor of history, Georgia State University</i><p>In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech …

Christmas

How was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages?

Our predecessors in the faith approached the celebration of the Nativity with a somewhat less festive mood<p>Nowadays, we celebrate Christmas in quite a …

Religion

Xiaomi Mi Mix review—This is what the future of smartphones looks like

Xiaomi elegantly solves a lot of problems to create a more screen-centric smartphone.<p>SPECS AT A GLANCE: XIAOMI MI MIX<p>SCREEN<p>2040×1080 6.4" (362ppi) …

Phones

Smaller Xiaomi Mi Mix packing 5.5-inch screen could be called Nano tips leak

If you really liked the idea of that Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone that is available in China rocking that 6.4-inch bezel-less screen packed into the body …

Phones
Elections

Christianity and history: The search goes on

Christianity and historyThe search goes on<p>The West has gained a lot from Christianity. There is still more to learn<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Economics

Edmund Burke’s Idea of Party

With excellent timing, as Oxford University Press’s nine-volume edition of Edmund Burke’s writings and speeches reaches completion after 34 years, …

Conservative POV

The Intelligentsia Takes a Hit

TagsAAHome | Feed | Blog.rssMedia and CultureThe Intelligentsia Takes a Hit<br>• 0 Views Last night's surprising result left Trump supporters elated, …

Austrian Economics

President Trump: How & Why...

Trump Troglodytes May Breed Subhuman Species

Ricki Lewis, a science writer with a PhD in genetics, wonders if Trump voters are turning into a different species of human. Excerpt:Do the deep …

Genetics

Hot Damn, Xiaomi’s Bezel-Free Mi MIX Phone Is Beautifully Bonkers

Xiaomi’s share of China’s smartphone market is heading in the wrong direction, but a phone as fine as the Mi MIX may change that—and inspire …

Phones

20+ Brutally Honest Sticky Notes That Sum Up Your Life

Some situations in life may not always turn out as you'd expect. Illustrator and author of 'A Sticky Note Guide to Life', Chaz Huton, perfectly sums …

Humor

8 of Evel Knievel’s Most Memorable Stunts

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Cool Stuff

Why Universities Must Choose One Telos: Truth or Social Justice

Aristotle often evaluated a thing with respect to its “telos” – its purpose, end, or goal. The telos of a knife is to cut. The telos of a physician …

What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn't

We often hear rhetoric comparing certain political leaders and moments to Fascism. But, is that accurate? Perhaps more importantly, is that a good …

Fascism

Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time

The most impactful technology inventions in history are ranked.<br>Read More

Nostalgia

Italian earthquakes could go on for weeks in domino effect: scientist

ROME (Reuters) - The earthquakes that have buffeted central Italy over the last two months could continue in a devastating domino effect with one large quake leading to another along the central Apennine fault system, a leading seismologist warned on Sunday.<p>An earthquake measuring 6.6 according to …

Earthquakes

Tesla's Electric Domination Moves Forward With Debut of Beautiful Solar Shingles

In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal …

Elon Musk