We are wired at birth to favor our own group over others. But science might be able to help us move past what divides us.
Source: Tribalism Innate. How brain science can reduce conflict.
Study suggests the best strategy depends on gender
In 1968, Wonderland Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri, was taken to court by the United States of America. The case was brought by the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. These images formed part of the case. Kansas City’s Wonderland rakes in as the coppers and servicemen have fun. The 1,500 penny … Continue reading “Wonderland Arcade, Kansas City, Missouri (1968)”
Source: Wonderland Arcade, Kansas City, Missouri (1968) – Flashbak
Watching porn in virtual reality changes the experience: You feel like you’re actually there. That triggers empathy rather than distance.
Source: Coming Attractions: The Rise of VR Porn
Scientists find a new form of immunity
The rapper’s win for “DAMN.” is overdue recognition for hip-hop but raises concerns about the shrinking number of platforms for noncommercial work.
Source: Kendrick Lamar Shakes Up the Pulitzer Game: Let’s Discuss
Ryan Kelly’s iconic photograph from Charlottesville evokes a ‘Unite the Right’ moment from 1937 – and the anti-war masterpiece by Picasso that emerged from it.
Source: Is Ryan Kelly’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph an American ‘Guernica’?
Even without foreign interference, recent elections have been marred by software glitches, clerical errors, and machine failures that have prevented people from voting, and prompted others to give up and walk away.
Source: America Continues to Ignore the Risks of Election Hacking
A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world’s first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease.
Source: Japan to trial ‘world’s first urine test’ to spot cancer
Since 1955, the organization has recognized the best in international photojournalism, and their selections are always incredible
Source: Unforgettable Winning Images of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest
February 1937. “Abandoned house on the Withlacoochee Land Use Project, Florida.” Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.
We are on the cusp of the greatest disaster-response effort in history — here’s how we can be resilient in the face of weather catastrophes and rising seas
Source: The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s what it’ll take to bounce back
Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary.
Source: Look Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of an Incredible Artist
Cambridge Analytica’s former business development director, Brittany Kaiser, says the firm harvested Facebook data through numerous quizzes.
Source: 2nd Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says apps and quizzes like ‘Sex Compass’ gathered data from way more than 87 million Facebook users
This study started tracking 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression.
Source: An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness
If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.
Source: Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About
Inside Germany’s first sex-doll brothel.
Source: Welcome to the Dollhouse?
Now with more weed
Source: WEED WEEK | VICELAND
Although it was only a one-time letter exchange between two girls – one from a farm town in Iowa and the other living in Amsterdam – the surviving correspondence speaks volumes.
Called “Talk to Books,” the AI-powered utility will scan every sentence in 100,000 books in half a second.
Source: Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books
Creature of the court, royalist and fop, dandy and dilettante, John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, knew how to scandalize with verse.
Source: The Restoration’s Filthiest Poet (and Why We Need Him) | JSTOR Daily
In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies.
Source: The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence – SPIEGEL ONLINE – International
Million of taxpayers receive notices from the IRS about unpaid tax debts. Believe it or not, the agency understands.
Source: What to do if you owe the IRS money
OZY’s Eugene S. Robinson addresses queries from the love-weary in Sex With Eugene.
Source: When Private Porn Goes Public
They’re a vibrant and increasingly visible part of the tapestry in communities across the nation.
Source: American Muslims Thrive in the Age of Trump Rhetoric and Hate Crimes