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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)
You can tell who are the really smart people by their clever rationalizations for their cognitive biases.
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
I should probably leave comedy to the professionals.
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