A Taino Zemi (ancestral spirit) from the Caribbean, 1000-1500 CE
Today's mind-stretching exercise: physicists trying to correct errors in quantum computers found that their error-correcting equations seemed to produce space-time as a side-effect.
Earthworms as a destructive invasive species.
The al Shabaab group in Somalia, which the US considers a terrorist organization, has banned single use plastic bags, citing their environmental harm.
The $60 billion stock trading tax scam.
According to this study, legalizing marijuana raises cigarette use by 4-7%.
The Fourth Spy at Los Alamos: Oscar Seborer, who may have showed the Soviets how to make the triggers for implosion bombs.
Bernie Sanders vs. trans rights activists is deontology vs. consequentialism.
Robin Hanson on Parasite, Joker, and class conflict. (Incidentally I thought Joker was good, and Joaquin Phoenix's performance sensational.)
Literature and Self-Help, a long history of mutual suspicion with a few fruitful interactions.
Warren Buffet sells his newspapers, saying he can't find any way to reverse their decline.
A review of “the best and the most thoughtful statement we have of what might be termed the Flight 93 mindset — the feeling, among a certain type of white conservative, that the changes of the past half century have amounted to a war on the country and the civilization that they knew and loved.”
And now Vexit, a plan to have counties in western Virginia secede and join West Virginia.
The terrible "sweating sickness" of 15th- and 16th-century England.
Conor Friedersdorf on the 1619 Project, the World Socialist Web Site, and different ways of seeing the past.