I'm obsessed with this animation of human population relative to modern nations since 10000 BCE. India grows steadily, China jumps up and down, Mexico collapses in 1500 after being 3rd largest for millennia... There's so much here! It's wild!
Populism or pragmatism? Two ways of understanding political articulation* https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8675.12522
There is some fuss about the EU Sustainable Taxonomy. With Scientists4Future (@S4F), we organised this webinar in July:
Daniel Poolen starts with a great introduction for beginners.
The discussion panel consists of 2 other experts, Mathilde Crêpy from ECOS and Andreas Hoepner, professor of operational risk, banking & finance.
NL: Een goede duiding op #Wattisduurzaam over de voorwaardelijke duurzaamheid van gas en nucleaire energie:
2013 - Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers - Frontiers in Psychology:
"Singing in unison of regular song structures causes singers’ hearts to simultaneously speed up and slow down... The study suggests that people who sing together tend to synchronize biologically in several respects."
I like to think on that when I play music!
"In the US, cable TV channels were found to be speeding reruns of shows like Seinfield up by small amounts to fit more ad breaks into a half hour slot."
- #ShantiMathias, 2021
Technologies of Hope & Fear looks at a curated selection of 100 technologies developed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This interactive research project allows you to explore the narratives of these pandemic products, the companies behind them https://techpandemic.theglassroom.org/
‘It parodies our inaction’: #DontLookUp, an allegory of the climate crisis, lauded by activists - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/30/it-parodies-our-inaction-dont-look-up-an-allegory-of-the-climate-crisis-lauded-by-activists rather telling how many film critics refuse to look up...
#JoinFediverseWiki is almost ready for it's official launch in 8 days.
Right now I'm gathering feedback from people who are not deep into the Fediverse yet.
What you can do to help:
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* help edit the wiki. For now I wrote almost everything myself.
Happy holidays everybody. 🎉
RIP E. O. Wilson, a giant in evolutionary biology and myrmecology, at 92. 🐜
His 1990 book with Bert Hölldobler, "The Ants", is online for free at AntWiki: https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/The_Ants
"The Trailhead" is his 2010 fiction story about an ant colony: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/01/25/trailhead
@rysiek we're in the "radioactive boxer shorts" era of data. By the end of the century, if we survive, they'll make infotainment videos on us like "these wankers really did think an internet-enabled toothbrush with a led screen that smiles at you is not harmful and even pretty, yuuuck".
#2560 Confounding Variables
You can find a perfect correlation if you just control for the residual.
Apple's postponed their surveillance system for now, but no matter what changes they make, we anticipate it falling short of what their users truly deserve: freedom to control every program running on their iPhones and other devices. https://u.fsf.org/3fy
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