The rise of the autonomous car is likely to drive us towards having a universal basic income, says Elon Musk. And we’re going to need it within 20 years.
Source: Elon Musk Says Autonomy Will Force Universal Basic Income | Inverse
University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain.
Source: Geneticists track the evolution of parenting
An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”
Source: Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find ‘super Earth’ | Fox News
The founders of the law firm at the center of the massive 2016 leak face money laundering charges.
Source: Men at the center of Panama Papers scandal arrested – CNN.com
Cheryl Ladd (one of the Charlie’s Angels Chicks) leads this weird meta blog post. At no extra cost, some of the news that is fit to blog.
Source: GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (281st Issue)
There’s something about art and travel that goes so well together, something that’s more romantic about taking out a moleskin notebook and drawing the view than simply snapping it with your phone. Of course, it helps if you’re a gifted artist like Chandler O’Leary who has been recording her travels
Source: She’s been Drawing her Road Trips in Sketchbooks for 20 Years
Vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, particularly among very deficient individuals, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ.
Source: Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu, New Study Finds | Medicine | Sci-News.com
Who was behind the Moscow apartment bombings that accelerated Vladimir Putin’s rise to power?
Source: None Dare Call It a Conspiracy
The year 2016 was messy and expensive and full of climate change enhanced weather disasters. There were, according to Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, over 30 billion dollar disasters last year. This i…
Source: Climate change is real, it is a problem, and it is getting worse – Greg Laden’s Blog
The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.
Source: The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia – The Atlantic
Abraxane (protein-bound paclitaxel) alters macrophages into mounting a strong immune response against cancer, a new found effect which can be used for better drug therapy against cancer.
Source: New Effect Against Cancer Identified in Cancer Drug
Saul Friedländer has spent a lifetime mapping the uncertain terrain between the Holocaust’s history and memory.
Source: Saul Friedländer’s Many Lives | The Nation
Stories of giants are littered throughout mythology and folklore. Almost every culture and society has tales of gigantic people who once roamed the Earth.
Source: 10 Alleged Discoveries That Suggest Giants Existed – Listverse
Expert advice on which recommendations to trust, what to always pack, and how to get the freshest meals from room service.
Source: How To Get an Authentic Experience Every Time You Travel – Bloomberg
Photo of James Zwerg, a college student from Wisconsin, after he was beaten by a mob of segregationists in Alabama for being a Freedom Rider. 1961
This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:
Source: 150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners – Janet Alexandersson – Medium
Personal diary and other records of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman from 1971 reveal inner workings of Pentagon including meeting minutes believed destroyed
Source: JCS chairman’s diary reveals top-level deliberations from 1971
Turns out, we LOVE witch hunts. We do them all the time, whether we’re freaking out about clowns, the poor, or yes, even vampires.
Source: 5 WTF Mass Panics You Never Learned About In History Class | Cracked.com
A strange bird-like statuette from around 5,000 BC has puzzled Greek archaeologists, who can’t explain what it depicts or what its origin is. The “7,000-year-old enigma,” as they have labeled it, is now on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where it can be seen until the 26th of March.
Source: How Was This 7,000-Year-Old Mysterious Artifact Carved from Granite Without Metal Tools? | Ancient Origins
We spend way too much time looking in the wrong places — but science offers clues to improve our house hunting.
Source: Here’s Why It’s So Hard for Us to Find Stuff We’ve Misplaced – Seeker
Last September, Simona Sharoni, a professor of gender studies at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York gave an interview to an online magazine in which she talked about the need to connect feminism and gender to the movement for Palestinian rights. The interview wasn’t out of the ordinary for Sharoni. She’s made her critiques of Israel public many times in the past. And Sharoni is used to receiving emails in response to her talks and her public comments—being open to opposing viewpoints is part of being an academic. But this time, something different happened.
Source: The Campus Free Speech Battle You’re Not Seeing
Researchers say they can predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism based on changes seen in MRI brain scans beginning during the first year of life.
Source: Autism predicted by infant brain changes, study says – CNN.com
Taking vitamin D could lead to 3 million fewer respiratory infections – like colds and flu – in the UK every year, but some say the evidence isn’t clear
Source: Vitamin D supplements may prevent millions of winter infections | New Scientist
The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference
Source: Is Low Fat or Low Carb Better for Weight Loss? – Scientific American
It also breaks down on familiar lines of race, age, and location.
Source: Americans Just Broke the Psychologists’ Stress Record – Bloomberg
Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a shocking revelation about his family tree. It was his diet. It was all wrong.
Source: The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics