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Why everything you know about nutrition is wrong
Are carbs good for you? Or eggs? Every week seems to bring contradictory new diet advice. New Scientist unpicks the surprising flaws in nutritional science
There is no great stagnation in policing nature through the use of AI-regulated cat flaps
A cat flap that automatically bars entry to a pet if it tries to enter with prey in its jaws has been built as a DIY project by an Amazon employee. Ben Hamm used machine-learning software to train a system to recognise when his cat Metric was...
Talk about a cat and mouse game.
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Daniel Paul Mathurin Nevot Obituary
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Author and critic John Updike on the dais at the National Book Awards...
Author and critic John Updike on the dais at the National Book Awards in march 1966 in New York City, New York.
Ok literary Twitter. Who’s the woman in this photo next to Updike on the dais at the 1966 National Book Awards? If you don’t know please retweet.
Big by Matt Stoller
The history and politics of monopoly power.
Poet of domestic mess | Why we should still read John Updike
Review: Novels 1959–1965, by John Updike | 'Are the kids reading John Updike now? Or is he, like his most famous creation, “just one more piece of the sky of adults”?'
A wonderful piece about reading Updike, and of course the photo is marvelous too.
Where is the Democrat who can take on Trump?
Trump can’t talk. He has dumb hair. He doesn’t read. His appointees flee their roles. What more beatable an opponent could a Democrat possibly want?
"Liberals repelled by both a blatant idiot and a bankrupting socialist could simply stay home"
USC settles lawsuit with UC San Diego for $50 million
Southern California will pay a large settlement to UC San Diego after a lawsuit alleging an Alzheimer's researcher illegally planned to take employees, data and research funding to USC.
Your tuition dollars at work (your tax dollars too!)
Mad Magazine Is Shutting Down
I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with MAD writer Stan Stinberg that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material. Instead, it’l…
Yankees announcer Michael Kay will miss about a month due to vocal cord issue
The Yankees will be without play-by-play man Michael Kay for a bit.
#Yankees injury picture so bad this year even the announcer is on the IL.
Trump’s advantage in 2020 is that he has a story to tell
Trump can talk convincingly about fixing the economy and getting tough on China and immigrants. Will voters even notice that he's botched all three issues?
Faculty members need to reassert themselves as the people who direct discourse on campuses (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed
Faculty members need to reassert themselves as the people who direct discourse on campuses, argues Samuel J. Abrams.
Balance of Payments Portal
Rockefeller Institute of Government
Against Conservative Pessimism about Free Speech on Campus
The problem may seem worse than it once did, but real progress has actually been made — and there’s a real shot to make a lot more if we remain hopeful.
About 700 academics have been criminally charged in Turkey for their signatures on a petition
Criminal prosecutions continue in Turkey against signatories of the Academics for Peace petition. Rights groups call the prosecutions a violation of their freedom of expression.
San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History
The school board has voted to destroy public murals by a New Deal-era Communist.
Philadelphia Media Network: "Unlocking a New Era of Inquirer Journalism" | Newspapers | News
Document was shared with employees on June 20, 2019.
Vindicator announces it will cease publication at end of August
Vindicator has had four generations of Maag-Brown family ownership
The Vindicator, Youngstown’s daily newspaper, will close after 150 years
The Youngstown Vindicator told employees Friday afternoon it will end production in August.
Authenticity Under Fire
Scott Barry Kaufman
Scientific American Blog Network
Researchers are calling into question authenticity as a scientifically viable concept.
The real deal on “authenticity” in humans
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