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How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science
MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.
Late Thursday, while a Democratic presidential debate was absorbing most of the available attentional oxygen, Harvard president Lawrence Bacow released a letteracknowledging the $6.5 million Epstein gave to Harvard to start the Program for Evolutionary Dynami… [+4629 chars]
Adam Rogers
2019-09-15 11:00:00




Get Free Help for Math and Science Homework From AskRose Tutors
If you struggle to help your kid with their math and science homework, and you can’t fix it by learning Common Core math online, then try calling or emailing AskRose Homework Help. Every school night, their trained student tutors are available to help student…
If you struggle to help your kid with their math and science homework, and you cant fix it by learning Common Core math online, then try calling or emailing AskRose Homework Help. Every school night, their trained student tutors are available to help students… [+893 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-10-03 15:30:00




The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should)
Routines can be stable and comforting, but they can also turn stale and confining over time. All those inspirational messages telling you to break out of your comfort zone aren’t just trying to sell you bungee cords. Doing something new and potentially fright…
Routines can be stable and comforting, but they can also turn stale and confining over time. All those inspirational messages telling you to break out of your comfort zone arent just trying to sell you bungee cords. Doing something new and potentially frighte… [+11855 chars]
Alan Henry and Rebecca Fishbein
2019-09-26 15:45:00




Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica. Don't Fall for It
The company is seeking five volunteers to go collect snow samples, but the stunt looks more like advertising than actual science.
This story originally appeared on Slate and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Travel is terrible for the environment, particularly if it is by plane. Its such a major contributor to ecocide, that it had one travel writer vowing in the Atlantic to ch… [+4028 chars]
SHANNON PALUS
2019-10-07 13:00:00




How to Correct Someone Without Being a Jerk
As we’ve written before, sometimes the best way to argue with an asshole is to act like an asshole. But what about those milder disagreements, like when that guy at the gym spews bro-science about his routine or your mother-in-law insists that her political v…
As weve written before, sometimes the best way to argue with an asshole is to act like an asshole. But what about those milder disagreements, like when that guy at the gym spews bro-science about his routine or your mother-in-law insists that her political vi… [+3049 chars]
Josh Ocampo
2019-10-03 13:00:00




The Unified Theory Of Cooking With Beer has just 1 simple rule
While pairing beer with specific foods falls midway between an art and a science, there’s far less effort involved with cooking with beer as an ingredient. I’ve both cooked and baked with beer, and while the latter requires precision and forethought—it is bak…
While pairing beer with specific foods falls midway between an art and a science, theres far less effort involved with cooking with beer as an ingredient. Ive both cooked and baked with beer, and while the latter requires precision and forethoughtit is baking… [+2724 chars]
Kate Bernot on The Takeout, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
2019-09-17 01:34:00




Magnetic Roaches, Cubed Poop, and Dirty Money: The Wonderful Winners of the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize
The winners of the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize—an annual contest that satirizes ridiculous science—have been announced. Read more...
The winners of the 2019 Ig Nobel Prizean annual contest that satirizes ridiculous sciencehave been announced. This is the 29th running of the contest, which pokes fun at the quirkiest, weirdest, and least necessary scientific research. The competition, such … [+3192 chars]
George Dvorsky
2019-09-13 15:30:00




Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Teachers Barred From Attending Protest
The decision underlines the difficulties in separating the politics of climate change from teaching about the science of it.
[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Hanna and Kian Joulaee, twins and fifth graders at Public School 10 in Brooklyn, spent Wednesday night decorating signs and T-shirts for a rally in Red Hook set for Friday, a day of … [+955 chars]
Anne Barnard
2019-09-20 00:44:17




The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg
How the party of science decided that personhood begins at birth.
The latter position is held by certain activists and philosophers, but even the most liberal politician hesitates to defend abortion rights so baldly, which is how you get the mysticism of lifes first breath instead. But neither argument, neither form of maxi… [+2936 chars]
Ross Douthat
2019-09-17 10:30:40




Lab-created embryos may revive population of near-extinct white rhinos
There are currently two white rhinos in the world, both female. However, with the idea to create new life through IVF, a group of scientists may have found the key to increasing the creature's population. Read more... More about Science, Mashable Video, Ivf, …

Saavon Smalls
2019-09-17 19:19:34




NASA Is Moving Forward With Space-Based Mission to Hunt for Hazardous Asteroids
NASA will begin developing a space-based telescope to track the asteroids near Earth, according to a statement by NASA’s associate administrator for science, Thomas Zurbuchen. Read more...
NASA will begin developing a space-based telescope to track the asteroids near Earth, according to a statement by NASAs associate administrator for science, Thomas Zurbuchen. Space News reports that the mission will be based on a previous concept mission cal… [+2384 chars]
Ryan F. Mandelbaum
2019-09-25 15:40:00




California Power Outage Wreaks Havoc at Research Labs
Science laboratories in northern California are scrambling to protect precious supplies, samples, and lab animals threatened by an extensive power outage. Read more...
Science laboratories in northern California are scrambling to protect precious supplies, samples, and lab animals threatened by an extensive power outage. The northern California power outage started on Wednesday when the states biggest power provider, Pacif… [+3746 chars]
George Dvorsky
2019-10-11 15:10:00




What is fermented pizza dough, and does it taste better?
Modern science has finally been able to explain what professional pizza makers have known for decades: Balls of pizza dough left in a cool place overnight taste better than pizza dough that’s been mixed and baked the same day. A more exact understanding of th…
Modern science has finally been able to explain what professional pizza makers have known for decades: Balls of pizza dough left in a cool place overnight taste better than pizza dough thats been mixed and baked the same day. A more exact understanding of the… [+4589 chars]
Kate Bernot on The Takeout, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
2019-09-26 13:35:00




Scientists at MIT create the most black material ever made
The material is darker than Vantablack and could potentially be used for to benefit the astronomy community. Read more... More about Space, Science, Mashable Video, Mit, and Telescope

Saavon Smalls
2019-09-16 19:50:48




The Federal Attack on Science Has Reached a 'Crisis Point,' Damning Report Shows
Presidents have taken steps to breakdown the integrity of the science federal agencies produce, according to a new report. Under President Donald Trump, however, the situation has gotten a whole lot worse, reaching what the report calls “a crisis point.” Read…
Presidents have taken steps to breakdown the integrity of the science federal agencies produce, according to a new report. Under President Donald Trump, however, the situation has gotten a whole lot worse, reaching what the report calls a crisis point. New Y… [+2983 chars]
Yessenia Funes on Earther, shared by Brian Kahn to Gizmodo
2019-10-03 15:40:00




Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse
The controversy has dragged one of the country's preeminent research agencies, famous for being anonymous, into the spotlight it long avoided.
The Dorian episode isnt NOAAs first test under the Trump administration. In 2017, the president nominated Barry L. Myers, then the chief executive officer of AccuWeather, to run the agency. Mr. Myers had previously called to privatize the weather service, a… [+873 chars]
Christopher Flavelle
2019-09-13 21:35:35




The gloriously surreal space epic Ad Astra is half a great movie
James Gray’s lush new space opera Ad Astra is essentially two parallel films: a visually inventive science fiction odyssey, and a tepid father/son drama. Directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and Ruth Negga, the fi…
And the other half is a turgid, generic father / son drama Photo: Francois Duhamel / Twentieth Century Fox Director James Grays lush new space opera Ad Astra is essentially two parallel films. One is a visually inventive science fiction odyssey that imagine… [+7268 chars]
Caroline Siede
2019-09-17 17:44:46




Computer scientist Richard Stallman, who defended Jeffrey Epstein, resigns from MIT CSAIL and the Free Software Foundation
Computer scientist and open software advocate Richard Stallman said he has resigned from his position as a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) after describing a victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein as “ent…
Computer scientist and open software advocate Richard Stallman said he has resigned from his position as a visiting scientist at MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) after describing a victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein as entir… [+2489 chars]
Catherine Shu
2019-09-17 04:17:28




Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri
As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. …
As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. … [+3261 chars]
Jonathan Shieber
2019-09-13 13:16:58




Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products
The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle. Lauren Singer is one such person. After studying Environmental Science and Polit…
The climate crisis continues to be just that… a crisis. And it’s spurring people across the country (and globe) to take action, particularly when it comes to their own lifestyle. Lauren Singer is one such person. After studying Environmental Science and Poli… [+3728 chars]
Jordan Crook
2019-09-26 14:00:44
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