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Hanna, Beaux and Harry: A Love Story
Hanna (right) with her boyfriend, Harry, and her girlfriend, Beaux, at Hanna’s house in Brooklyn. Isadora Kosofsky for The New York Times Hanna, age 17, woke up…
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18 hours ago
Smart kids eventually grow up
My old nemesis, the piano. I posted this on Twitter yesterday and it resonated with a lot of people, so I’ve reproduced it here for ease of access. I’ve also…
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18 hours ago
How to Keep Your Relationship Alive with One Text a Day
Illustration by Cécile Dormeau Zen and the art of maintenance texts. You know how when people ask couples, “How did you know?” most people answer, “Oh, my…
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yesterday
The Most Important Work
At the end of last year, I had the pleasure of reading Walter Isaacson’s wonderful biography of Leonardo da Vinci . One of the things I was most struck by is…
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Guide to Rollerball Pens
Rollerball pens don’t get as much love as their gel and fountain pen cousins, but they are excellent writing tools in their own right. Keep reading to learn…
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Everything You Make Is An Engine
I listened to a discussion Wednesday night in Brooklyn called Diversity In Public Media and Podcasting, which involved a big and very distinguished panel:…
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Reflecting on five years at Basecamp
Back when I was a kid, they called this place 37signals. 👴👋👽 This week I celebrated my fifth year around the sun at Basecamp. For a lot of people that’s…
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What’s the best use of a leader’s time?
I asked this to 700+ managers, founders and executives from all over the world. Here’s what they said. Time is the one constant we are all given. No one gets…
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A couple of Amazon things
Previous post Two recent Amazon purchases got me thinking about design and manufacturing. Let’s start with design. On the recommendation of a couple of friends,…
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Flores de “savia caliente”
Los mamíferos tenemos un tipo de grasa llamada parda que disipa la energía que producen sus mitocondrias en forma de calor . Algo muy útil cuando tenemos frío.…
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Critique: Future work
Today’s poster is contributed by Bayo Adeniji. Click to enlarge! Bayo wrote (lightly edited): Can you spot the influence of the Better Posters blog in the…
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Steve O'Hear
Steve O'Hear Tech journalist (TechCrunch) Posted June 14, 2018 Filed under: journalist mac musician Who are you, and what do you do? I'm a tech journalist at…
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Parker Molloy
Parker Molloy Writer Posted June 12, 2018 Filed under: mac writer Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Parker Molloy. I'm a writer living in Chicago, Illinois,…
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How Permethrin Can Help Protect You From Ticks
As reported in The New York Times (Wirecutter’s parent company), the CDC recently announced that insect-borne illnesses have more than tripled in the US in the…
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yesterday
Our Favorite Campfire Cooking Tips, Tricks, and Gear
Photo: Suzanne Turell Outdoors Camping Here at Wirecutter, we’re obsessive about figuring out not just the best tool for any job, but the best way to use it. We…
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yesterday
What Is a Smart TV? (And Why Should You Want One?)
Nearly every TV sold today is a smart TV, which is great for people who don’t want to use cable—these TVs’ built-in media-streaming services mean an Internet…
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yesterday
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Instant Pot
Photo: Michael Hession Kitchen & Dining Small Appliances We’ve tested the Instant Pot extensively over the past couple of years, and it continues to be our…
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yesterday
How to Format Your External Hard Drive
If you buy an external drive—such as one of our recommended desktop hard drives , portable hard drives , or USB 3.0 flash drives —you may need to reformat it to…
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yesterday
What Is a Network Switch, and Do You Need One?
A network switch—not to be confused with a light switch or a Nintendo Switch —is a box that you connect to your home router to gain more Ethernet ports. Think…
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yesterday
Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?
In early 2018, a Facebook post went viral when a woman treating her cold with eucalyptus essential oils inadvertently poisoned the family cat. Though essential…
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yesterday
How to Pair Wine With Shake Shack
This would not be a bad lunch idea. Illustration: The Ellaphant In The Room You know Shake Shack . You love Shake Shack. There are many reasons why — they’re…
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5 days ago
What Are Silicone Rings?
Marriages are held together by strong bonds, but wedding rings can be remarkably fragile. Two of the smaller heirloom diamonds on my wife’s ring have popped out…
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7 days ago
Say the Hard Thing
The majority of people-related disasters I’ve created and participated in originated or were amplified by the fact that either myself or another manager chose…
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7 days ago
Colin Stetson Makes You Forget Everything You Knew About the Saxophone
Colin Stetson was warming up for a lesson at the University of Michigan when his saxophone professor Donald Sinta burst into the room with a wild-eyed look on…
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7 days ago
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Critique: Hansard
Asad Sayeed nominated this poster for a design award. You really need to click to enlarge this one to appreciate it: You can see it in pieces in first author…
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8 days ago
70 Long-Lost Japanese Video Games Have Been Discovered in a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum
Until yesterday, rare Japanese PC game Labyrinthe, developed by Caravan Interactive, was long thought to be lost forever. That is until the almost mythical…
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8 days ago
Does Theranos Mark the Peak of the Silicon Valley Bubble? - Issue 60: Searches - Nautilus
S ilicon Valley has a term for startups that reach the $1 billion valuation mark: unicorns. The term is instructive. It suggests not only that hugely successful…
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8 days ago
The Art of Kimchi
The distinctive taste of kimchi is familiar to anyone who has tried Korean food: the crunchy and cool cabbage leaves or chunks of daikon; the chile paste that…
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8 days ago
How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music - Issue 21: Information - Nautilus
O n a warm day in April 2013, I was sitting in a friend’s kitchen in Paris, trying to engineer serendipity. I was trying to get my computer to write music on…
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8 days ago
Game Boy Camera Canon EF Mount
Game Boy Camera Canon EF Lens Mount A ridiculous pairing. I designed and built a Canon EF Mount for my Game Boy Camera. The GBC has a sensor size of about…
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8 days ago
Simon Benjamin on Architectures for Quantum Computing
Simon Benjamin is a Professor of Quantum Technologies at Oxford. He is also the Principle Investigator for Oxford’s project on Quantum Optimisation and Machine…
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8 days ago
You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to – Daniel DeNicola | Aeon Ideas
True believers in fakery. Photo by Ben Brooks/Flickr Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the…
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8 days ago
Ciencia desplaza al turismo como el tema más positivo de Chile en el extranjero - Redbionova
Estudio de Imagen de Chile consideró una muestra de 26.600 noticias sobre el país publicadas en la prensa mundial el año pasado. En los últimos años, Santiago…
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8 days ago
Advice for Students and Recent Graduates on Finding Jobs – Liz Wessel of WayUp
Liz Wessel is the cofounder and CEO of WayUp . WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent graduates. They were part of the Winter…
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8 days ago
Modem vs. Router: What’s the Difference?
Your modem is a box that connects your home network to the wider Internet. A router is a box that lets all of your wired and wireless devices use that Internet…
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8 days ago
Why NGLess took so long to be a robust tool (but now IS a robust tool)
Titus Brown posted that good research software takes 2-3 years to produce . As we are close to submitting a manuscript for our own NGLess , which took a bit…
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8 days ago
How long does it take to produce scientific software?
Sun 10 June 2018 By In science . Over here at UC Davis, the Lab for Data Intensive Biology has been onextended walkabout developing software for, well, doing…
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8 days ago
Word of the Day – “schleifen”
Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day, this time with a quick look at meaning of schleifen Schleifen is related to der Schleim (slime) and…
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8 days ago
Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)
[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, unless otherwise noted] If going for a drive is like a mini vacation, then fast food is really just an excuse for us to eat…
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9 days ago
What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed
Image At a suicide prevention event at Wall Walla High School in Walla Walla, Wash., last month, participants choose necklaces of different colors representing…
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9 days ago
BOURDAIN
Anthony Bourdain completely understood Waffle House — on first sight, drunk off his ass, and shoveling hash browns and a pecan waffle into his mouth at some…
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9 days ago
Charlie Gleason
Charlie Gleason Designer (Heroku), developer, musician Posted June 07, 2018 Filed under: designer developer mac musician web Who are you, and what do you do?…
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11 days ago
the single most important criteria when replacing Github
I could write a lot of things about the Github acquisition by Microsoft.About Github's embrace and extend of git, and how it passed unnoticed bypeople who now…
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11 days ago
Philosophers talking about genes
It's important to define what you mean when you use the word "gene." I use the molecular definition since most of what I write refers to DNA sequences. There's…
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12 days ago
Upgrading from Masters to PhD
In Australia, enrolling in a Masters by research (or ‘MPhil’) it is a relatively common pathway to a PhD, but how hard is it to achieve the ‘upgrade’? This post…
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12 days ago
Charles Yanofsky RIP
by Cathy Squires The death of Stanford's Charley Yanofsky on March 2018 at age 92 marks a significant punctuation mark in the history of genetics and molecular…
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12 days ago
Platinum Preppy: A Comprehensive Guide
Well-loved by seasoned pen aficionados and novices alike, the vibrant Platinum Preppy series of pens features high-quality and affordable fountain pens,…
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12 days ago
The ghost of the ideal scholar
Are we seeing a new moral panic brew around reading? When I was growing up, in the 70s and 80s, TV had been around for more than a generation, but the early 80s…
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12 days ago
30 years later, QBasic is still the best | Personal Registry Editor
(5 minutes read) My oldest son Noah turned 7 three months ago. If he could trade his family for a 2 hour session of playing minecraft, he would do it in a…
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12 days ago
This map steals story-telling from the designer
Stolen drugs is a problem at federal VA hospitals according to the following map. *** Let's evaluate this map from a Trifecta Checkup perspective. VISUAL - Pass…
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12 days ago
Pesto Grilled Shrimp - easy to make ahead and serve hot, room temperature or cold
Skip the photo tutorial - jump straight to the recipe Here's a yummy way to grill shrimp that couldn't be easier. It's as simple as mixing the shrimp with…
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12 days ago
Shinichi Suzuki: Ability Development from Age Zero
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your…
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12 days ago
No hiding among the trees: forensic phylogenetics
by Jamie Molecules as documents of history Some 50 years ago, Emile Zuckerkandl and Linus Pauling proposed that molecules could be read as " documents of…
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12 days ago
Errol Morris Refutes It Thus
Errol Morris in the Shawangunk Mountains, ca. 1971, book cover of The Ashtray. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by David Saum. The 18 th -century Irish…
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12 days ago
The Psychology of Money
Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way. Grace Groner was orphaned at age 12.…
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12 days ago
Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
Emilija Manevska / Getty The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that…
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12 days ago
How accurate is the nanopore-only assembly of GM12878?
Yes, I still blog! A quick history. As many of you will be aware, Jain et al published a fantastic paper where they produced the first de novo genome assembly…
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12 days ago
Foodies say, add dataviz spice please
This Buzzfeed article proves that foodies love their food served with dataviz (tip: Chris P.). Menus are an undertapped resource when it comes to data…
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12 days ago
The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games
The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a…
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12 days ago
OPIG at the Oxford Maths Festival
Men with glasses poring over long columns of numbers. Tabulation of averages and creation of data tables. Lots of counting. The public image of statistics…
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12 days ago
Addie Wagenknecht
Addie Wagenknecht Artist, writer Posted June 05, 2018 Filed under: artist linux writer Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Addie Wagenknecht, I'm an…
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13 days ago
Low IQ scores predict excellence in data science
Here are two IQ test questions for you: Fill in the blank in the sequence 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, __ , 49, 64, 81. What number comes next in the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3,…
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13 days ago
Proteins and Nanoparticles
Molecule of the Month By CategoryBy DateBy Title Proteins and Nanoparticles Nanotech scientists are designing new ways to combine proteins and nanoparticles…
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13 days ago
Detecting microbial contamination in long-read assemblies (from known microbes)
Sun 03 June 2018 By In science . tags: sourmash pacbio A week ago, Erich Schwarz e-mailed our lab list asking, I would like to be able to download a set of…
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13 days ago
Open-source style community engagement for the Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium
Tue 29 May 2018 By In science . Note: this is a guest post by Dr. Rayna M. Harris. In November 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the…
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17 days ago
Communicating outside of big consortia is tough! (but important!)
Thu 31 May 2018 By In science . I've often been disparaging of the community efforts of bigacademic collaborations, because it seems like they rarely…
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17 days ago
Noticing Excerpt: Getting lost on the internet
Each week (more or less), I write a newsletter for Kottke.org called Noticing that summarizes the previous week, looks for deeper connections between some of…
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17 days ago
The Sexist, Racist, Antisemitic James Watson Continues to Offend @lpachter @cdf1530
The following has been published in Le Monde on May 28, 2018. In between Google Translate and my high-school French, I think what follows is a relatively…
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17 days ago
The benefits of multiplexing
Earlier this month I posted a new paper on the bioRxiv: Jase Gehring , Jeff Park , Sisi Chen, Matt Thomson , and Lior Pachter, Highly Multiplexed Single-Cell…
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17 days ago
Tiffany Taylor
Tiffany Taylor Product designer (Versus Systems) Posted May 31, 2018 Filed under: developer designer mac product web Who are you, and what do you do? My name is…
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17 days ago
Coming round the corner
About Better Posters Academic conference posters are often ugly, with tiny text, confusing layouts, and dubious colour schemes. Better Posters is about making…
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17 days ago
Four recent short stories and what I learnt writing them
So I've now written FOUR whole stories for my short fiction writing group, Upsideclown . ICYMI in August last year, we started publishing again after a 14 year…
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17 days ago
The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak
Greetings GNOMErs, at this point, I think it’s safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of…
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17 days ago
Critique: Not following protocol
Today’s poster is courtesy of Catherine Chen. Click to enlarge! The “Background” section is good, because it explains a lot in very little space. I was confused…
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17 days ago
After 24 years, when will academic culture finally shift?
It’s now been 24 years since Stevan Harnad sparked the open access movement by suggesting in his “ subversive proposal ” in 1994 that scholars ought to just…
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17 days ago
Scientific debt
A very useful concept in software engineering is technical debt . Technical debt occurs when engineers choose a quick but suboptimal solution to a problem, or…
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17 days ago
How to undo your to-do list
+ pls don’t ever say you’re great + Italian theater! Issue No. 323 View this email in your browser Oh, hi friends! My friend Charlotte said something brilliant…
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17 days ago
Prefix Verbs Explained – “anstehen”
Hello everyone, and welcome back the series that we all thought was over but it it’s not: Prefix Verbs Explained . Whoop whoooooooop. Today on the menu anstehen…
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17 days ago
Word of the Day – “der Wahnsinn”
Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day. Because I’m here with Johnny the Unicorn today and together we’ll talk about the meaning of der…
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17 days ago
Word of the Day – “streichen”
Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, we’ll have a look at the meaning of life And the meaning of life is… uh… wait… it’s … uhm……
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17 days ago
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