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Mice Get Freakishly Large Brains Thanks to Human DNA, http://motherboard.vice.com/read/mice-get-freakishly-large-brains-thanks-to-human-dna … … (Duke U., Gregory Wray et) February 19, 2015
Why do sperm carry RNA? Relatedness, conflict, and control, http://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/abstract/S0169-5347(14)00109-8 … .. "carry thousands of different RNAs"
Robin Williams, 2010 in the Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/sep/20/robin-williams-worlds-greatest-dad-alcohol-drugs … .. (longish; rehab; grief industry; biographical)
First rule of critical thinking club: Minds evolved to solve adaptive problems in ancestral environments. Critical thinking? Not so much.
The history of inequality, by Peter Turchin, http://aeon.co/magazine/living-together/peter-turchin-wealth-poverty/ … … (excellent)
campfires and blood pressures - has me wondering about modern barbecues, http://www.epjournal.net/articles/hearth-and-campfire-influences-on-arterial-blood-pressure-defraying-the-costs-of-the-social-brain-through-fireside-relaxation/ … …
New Mexico is weird - among the highest in Phd's per capita, yet among the worst in High School diplomas. (IIRC)
Man is a conformist automaton. - Dadaism.
cotton-picking data: slave productivity and The Economist retraction, http://pseudoerasmus.com/2014/09/05/antebellum_ussouth_cotton/ … … @pseudoerasmus
Facebook and Twitter control what you see about Ferguson, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/19/how-facebook-and-twitter-control-what-you-see-about-ferguson/ … .. ht @wilte
OITNB reviewed by ex-con, funny, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/film/2014/06/11/where-the-fuck-are-all-the-guards-an-ex-con-reviews-orange-is-the-new-black/ … .. humor as angry truth.
Gifted Children and Adults—Neglected Areas of Practice http://www.nationalregister.org/pub/the-nationial-register-report-pub/spring-2014-issue/gifted-children-and-adults-neglected-areas-of-practice/ … … ht @atabey_kaygun .. long read
basic income arguments rarely heard: don't have to take any job just to survive, but can take a job you care enough about to excel at.
30,000 years ago, longevity to grandparent ages begins mostly around then. Caspari's page: http://scicom.ucsc.edu/publications/QandA/2013/caspari.html … ..
Trevor Noah tumult, Patton Oswalt response, http://www.salon.com/2015/04/01/patton_oswalts_late_night_twitter_essay_welcome_to_comedy_in_2015_trevor_noah/ … ..
After Hebdo attack I tweeted to the satires. In that spirit: http://www.vdare.com/posts/razib-khan-hired-and-fired-by-the-new-york-times-both-on-the-same-day … ..
I want to invent inventors! - Said to an older brother describing the many things he would invent by age 21.
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