Democracy isn’t always clean. For proof, take a listen to Studio 360’s American Icons on the Lincoln Memorial. The monument has housed protests, celebrations, inaugurations, and a few photo ops. And the man in the chair remains the subject of endless debate.
Fueling my diplomatic dreams …
Sure, puppies are cute, but they’re also quite complex. At TEDxZurich, systems scientist Nicolas Perony uses YouTuber Robert Gann’s Scottie Pinwheel to show how complex social structures emerge from a group of individuals following a common rule (here: keep access to milk).
Watch Nicolas’s talk to understand more about the simple rules that drive some of the astoundingly complex social behavior of other animals — like bats and meerkats.
Watch the whole talk here»
Cross-medium artist Shelley Jackson is mixing Instagram and interminable snowfall to tell a long, beautiful story, end to beginning. You can read (and remix) her work here.
Who in America is reading—and how.
76% of U.S. adults ages 18+ said they read at least 1 book in the past year. The typical American read 5 books in the past year.
More from our brand new report on electronic and print reading: http://pewrsr.ch/L9ZvQG
Realistic career prospects.
Carl telling us how (not) to science.
"conclusion: dinosaurs" is still my favorite rebuttal to just about anything tbh.
Second perhaps only to “Therefore: aliens”
I will stick to my belief that noted marijuana consumer Carl Sagan was wicked stoned when he came up with this how not to science explanation.
Am I the only one who wants to see Neil deGrasse Tyson’s How Not To Science in the Cosmo reboot?
Bad science: excellent novel writing.
A cartoon by Roz Chast. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/19pATON