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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? - The New York Times
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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What is the GRU? Who gets recruited to be a spy? Why are they exposed so often? Here are the most important things you should know about Russia’s intelligence community — Meduza
President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov visit the GRU’s headquarters, November 8, 2006 Dmitry Astakhov / TASS Both at home and abroad, the…
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8 days ago
How Hip-Hop Producers Lost Their Power
Producers Mike WiLL Made-It, DJ Mustard, and Metro Boomin’ (via cool-style) It didn’t take long for Tay Keith to become the hottest producer in the game. The…
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8 days ago
An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 | WIRED
Running is the most elemental sport. The equipment is simple: shoes, socks, shorts, shirt. The activity is natural. We once ran after antelopes on the savannah,…
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12 days ago
What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles? | By Darius Miles
D udes like me ain’t supposed to talk about this type of stuff. I’m about to tell you some real shit. Things I haven’t told anybody. But first, we gotta go back…
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15 days ago
The Nobel Committee Honors the Economics of Market Failure | The New Yorker
Bill Nordhaus (pictured) and Paul Romer, the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, both studied how market economies sometimes fail to work as…
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5 weeks ago
Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.0 | WebKit
Today we’re happy to bring you Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.0, or ITP 2.0. It builds upon ITP 1.0 , which we released last year, and ITP 1.1 , which was…
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5 weeks ago
Why We Are Self Publishing the Aviary Cookbook - Lessons From the Alinea Book.
Real numbers from the opaque world of cookbook publishing [The original post from 2017 follows the Update below] *** Update…. it’s nearly here! After 10,000…
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5 weeks ago
The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Need help? Contact us We've detected unusual activity from your computer network To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a…
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6 weeks ago
Hunan Slurp New Restaurant NYC | Tasting Table
NYC Dining Hunan Slurp Is Giving NYC's Chinese Noodle Scene a Modern Spin Stop in for noodles, stay for the atmosphere 6/26/18 SHARES 39 Photo: Hunan Slurp At…
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7 weeks ago
After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside
After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping…
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8 weeks ago
Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed | Ars Technica
157 new emojis If ART compiler talk felt too technical, it's time for a hard left turn to talk about emojis! There are new ones. Android Pie brings support for…
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8 weeks ago
New U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria grew up in New Rochelle
Rubin says New Rochelle's diversity helped prepare him for career as diplomat From left: New Rochelle native Eric Rubin, newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to…
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8 weeks ago
What Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.0 (ITP) Means for Performance Marketing | TUNE
User privacy on the internet is a growing issue with policymakers and companies across the globe. The most recent example: In the latest update to the Safari…
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8 weeks ago
Bioprogramming
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Why & How Words With Friends Is Adopting React Native
John Bacon | Principal Software Engineer Brian Liang | Architect Peter Turner | Principal Software Engineer Introduction App and game developers who work on…
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8 weeks ago
Soon-Yi Previn on Mia Farrow and Woody Allen
Soon-Yi Previn. Photo: Dan Winters Once, she was seen as a victim, her youth and relative innocence taken advantage of by a powerful, much older man who sucked…
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8 weeks ago
Why Ben Shapiro Is A Total Fraud | IDEAS ON IDEAS
by Image via Gage Skidmore . [ Update 5/8/2017: Given that there have been rumblings of a ‘debate’, Ben Shapiro is invited, below, to a Skype/phone debate with…
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8 weeks ago
The Cool Kid’s Philosopher | Current Affairs
It’s easy to laugh, as some of us do , at the phrase “conservative intellectual.” When the most prominent public spokesmen for the right’s ideas include Milo…
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8 weeks ago
Congress' Chief Tech Watchdog Is Not Happy With Google
There are plenty of lawmakers who know next to nothing about technology. Senator Mark Warner isn't one of them. Long before the Virginia Democrat was sworn into…
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10 weeks ago
NAPOLEON CHAGNON: BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT | Edge.org
Conversation : CULTURE An Edge Special Event Introduction by: Richard Dawkins (L-R) Daniel C. Dennett, Napoleon Chagnon, David Haig, Steven Pinker, Richard…
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10 weeks ago
Threading in Swift Simply Explained – Gabriel Lewis – Medium
Using Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) to speed up your app Threading in iOS can be difficult to understand if you are coming from other platforms or are just a…
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10 weeks ago
Glenn Greenwald, the Bane of Their Resistance | The New Yorker
Greenwald’s focus on “deep state” depredations has exiled him from MSNBC but has given him a place on Fox News. Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker…
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11 weeks ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History | WIRED
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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12 weeks ago
How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds – Member Feature Stories – Medium
W hen you’re on military exercise, sleep is a luxury. Maybe you can only snatch a few hours each day. So there’s nothing so frustrating as lying in your…
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12 weeks ago
Democratic Socialism Isn’t Social Democracy
The concept of “ democratic socialism ” is contested terrain, so there’s no better time than now to put forward ideas to clarify our long-term goals and…
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12 weeks ago
5 Mental Models to Remove (Some of) the Confusion from Parenting
Just a few days ago, I saw a three-year-old wandering around at 10:30 at night and wondered if he was lost or jet-lagged. The parent came over and explained…
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12 weeks ago
How the Fight Over Transgender Kids Got a Leading Sex Researcher Fired
Dr. Kenneth Zucker, a psychologist, is pictured at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto in 2006. Zucker encourages children to be content with…
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august 2018
Yuval Noah Harari on what 2050 has in store for humankind | WIRED UK
F orget programming - the best skill to teach children is reinvention. In this exclusive extract from his new book, the author of Sapiens reveals what 2050 has…
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august 2018
The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes
When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the night. She’d set the alarm for 3 a.m. so…
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august 2018
The Nastiest Feud in Science
Illustrations by Denise Nestor 1. Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad and go hunt rocks. “You won’t…
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august 2018
Magic Leap Is Remaking Itself as an Ordinary Company (With a Real Augmented-Reality Product) | WIRED
Over the past few years, onetime supporters have grown skeptical of Magic Leap’s mythical augmented-reality product. Now that it has released a headset, the…
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august 2018
My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time | World news | The Guardian
O n the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. The red hijab that covers her hair is reflected in a…
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august 2018
The first American to summit Everest knows a thing or two about taking risks | Aeon Videos
The first American to summit Everest knows a thing or two about taking risks ‘Risk is really important to life’. A Life Well Lived: Jim Whittaker and 50 Years…
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august 2018
How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation – Robert Noggle | Aeon Ideas
Detail from a 1973 Chesterfield cigarettes advertisement. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Calling someone manipulative is a criticism of that person’s character.…
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august 2018
The idea of ‘a Muslim world’ is both modern and misleading | Aeon Essays
On 17 May 1919 in Paris, three Indian Muslim leaders met the United States’ president Woodrow Wilson to make a case for the preservation of the Ottoman…
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august 2018
An Empire of Stars – Lapsed Historian – Medium
How Britain beat the odds to independently achieve space flight, and then abandoned it on the very same day. A cold autumn day was dawning as the German…
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july 2018
Learning Dexterity
July 30, 2018 Watch Video We’ve trained a human-like robot hand to manipulate physical objects with unprecedented dexterity. Our system, called Dactyl, is…
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july 2018
Why the New V8 is so Damn Fast - NodeSource
Share Many in the Node.js community were excited to see recent updates to V8, which impacted the entire V8 compiler architecture as well as large parts of the…
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july 2018
On Growing Up Straight in the Gay Community
Denise Johnson LGBT+ Written by Debra W. Soh With the arrival of Pride every summer, I become really nostalgic for celebrations of yore. As many of my readers…
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july 2018
RE: Intro conversation with investment bank Petsky Prunier - gus@xogito.com - Xogito Mail
Conversations 1 new Primary Social Promotions Primary Work-Bench 1 – 50 of 123 Your Primary tab is empty. Personal messages and messages that don’t appear in…
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july 2018
If you are a developer who’s obsessed with learning, check out these resources.
Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash So much about software development revolves around learning. The industry moves fast, and new languages, frameworks, and…
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july 2018
Ethereum Network Architecture Analysis - TutorialDocs
0x00 Introduction The hotness of the blockchain has been rising in a straight line. The blockchain 2.0, represented by Ethereum, has continuously brought…
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july 2018
First Steps with Python Type System – Daftcode Blog
What is it all about? In the last few years, static typing syntax and semantics were gradually introduced to Python language. Typing in Python is still quite…
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july 2018
Understanding JavaScript Objects – Halo Labs
Objects are a core concept in JavaScript. When I started learning about Objects it seemed to me pretty straightforward, just pairs of keys and values they said.…
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july 2018
Pointers Are Complicated, or: What's in a Byte?
Jul 24, 2018 • Internship, Rust • Edits • Permalink This summer, I am again working on Rust full-time, and again I will work (amongst other things) on a “memory…
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july 2018
Brrrr...Thoughts About Frozen Defined Benefit Plans
Employers who sponsor defined benefit or cash balance plans may decide one day that the contribution requirements are too high or that they would prefer to…
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july 2018
Think you can tell what others are thinking? Think again | Aeon Essays
‘I don’t understand what you think that I’m saying.’ (Marital argument, overheard at a local diner.) Following a mass shooting, the gunman’s next-door…
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july 2018
Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist
Yanis Varoufakis. Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck I n 2008, capitalism had its second global spasm. The financial crisis set off a chain reaction that pushed…
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july 2018
Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon - Bloomberg
In Best Buy’s perfect world, all 380 of its new “in-home advisors” would park their clean, white Priuses in front of a customer’s house rather than in the…
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july 2018
Advanced Ecommerce SEO Tactics You Can Copy - Sumo
When Amazon went public in 1997, Jeff Bezos laid out his strategy in his famous letter to shareholders. [ * ] 20 years later, Amazon is the fourth most valuable…
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july 2018
What Robert Mueller Knows—and 9 Areas He'll Pursue Next
When the history books are written, Rod Rosenstein might just be the most interesting figure of the Russia investigation—the beleaguered deputy attorney general…
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july 2018
What is a Fasting Mimicking Diet and How to Do It - Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones
Share Share It’s scientific, it’s nutrient-dense, and it may have huge advantages for your long-term health. Today we’re talking about the fasting mimicking…
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july 2018
Does the Fasting Mimicking Diet Live Up to the Hype? | Mark's Daily Apple
Valter Longo is a leading fasting researcher. Since the early 2000s, he’s been one of the top guys running legitimate fasting studies in cancer patients,…
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july 2018
Word2Vec — a baby step in Deep Learning but a giant leap towards Natural Language Processing
Let’s demystify word2vec with reasoning, examples and mathematics Introduction Word2Vec model is used for learning vector representations of words called “word…
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july 2018
Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself
Let others tremble at the thought that Donald J. Trump may go too far. Peter Thiel worries that Mr. Trump may not go far enough. “Everyone says Trump is going…
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july 2018
Flipping the Metabolic Switch: Understanding and Applying the Health Benefits of Fasting - Anton - 2018 - Obesity - Wiley Online Library
Introduction Calorie restriction (CR), a reduction in caloric intake without malnutrition, has consistently been found to produce reductions in body weight and…
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july 2018
Build a realtime PWA with React – Frontend Weekly – Medium
Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They use service workers, HTTPS, a manifest file and an app shell…
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july 2018
A deeply detailed but never definitive guide to mobile development architecture
Native, Web, PWA, hybrid, Cross-Compiled… what is “the best” way to develop for Android and iOS platforms? What looks reasonable? And how are you supposed to…
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july 2018
The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene — ProPublica
Since this story was published there has been a flurry of interest in Jill Viles’ condition. Read more about what has happened. This American Life will also be…
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july 2018
The roots of writing lie in hopes and dreams, not in accounting | Aeon Essays
Recent scholars of the history of writing describe what was first and foremost an administrative tool. According to their ‘administrative hypothesis’, writing…
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july 2018
Why the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity is probably wrong: A supplementary reply to Ebbeling and Ludwig’s JAMA article
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Kevin Hall, PhD and Rudy Leibel, MD on a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine ( 1 ). It was fun for me to…
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july 2018
Toxic Femininity
by Leah McSweeney First off, let me say that I can’t believe I even have to write this. I wanted to keep this piece more about facts and less about my personal…
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june 2018
Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So
For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put…
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june 2018
Athens, Rising
A view of the Acropolis from the Acropolis Museum, one of several cultural institutions that have opened in Athens over the last decade. Credit Andrea Wyner for…
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june 2018
Internet Insecurity
Latest Here’s the brutal truth: It doesn’t matter how much your organization spends on the latest cybersecurity hardware, software, training, and staff or…
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june 2018
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation – MacStories
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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june 2018
Laurene Powell Jobs is investing in media, education, sports and more. What does she want?
Laurene Powell Jobs — like the inventors and disrupters who were all around her — was thinking big. It was 2004, and she was an East Coast transplant — sprung…
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june 2018
He's one of college baseball's best pitchers. He's also an admitted juvenile sex offender.
The first thing to understand about a baseball game involving Luke Heimlich—the Oregon State pitcher who in 2012 pleaded guilty to one felony charge of…
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june 2018
Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America
WASHINGTON — A little-noticed section in the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law late last month is drawing attention from venture…
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june 2018
Is Running Good Or Bad For Your Health? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
There's no question that running changes your heart. The issue is whether these changes are good or bad. I don't mean the occasional 3 miles once or twice a…
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may 2018
“She’s a Criminal Who Should Be in Prison”: V.C.s Trash Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, and Its Shareholders
By Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images. For a few cushy years, Theranos C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes held a singular position in the Silicon Valley firmament. The…
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may 2018
The Left And The Right Aren’t Hearing The Same Jordan Peterson
Dr. Jordan Peterson, who has enjoyed a surge into fame over the past year, has become a bit like the Yanny and Laurel audio meme. People listen to what he has…
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may 2018
The Man Who Knew Too Little
Erik Hagerman heads out for his morning ritual, a 30-minute drive into town for coffee and a scone at his favorite coffee shop in Athens, Ohio. Credit Damon…
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may 2018
Fearing the “suicide” of Europe - Drawbridge up
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. By Douglas Murray. Bloomsbury; 343 pages; $26.00 and £18.99. “EUROPE is committing suicide,” says…
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may 2018
How the New Immigration Is Shaking Old Europe to Its Core
THE CRISIS OF MULTICULTURALISM IN EUROPE A History By Rita Chin 363 pp. Princeton University Press. $35. THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE Immigration, Identity,…
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may 2018
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy
Credit Mark Sommerfeld for The New York Times By May 18, 2018 TORONTO — Jordan Peterson fills huge lecture halls and tells his audiences there’s no shame in…
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may 2018
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