Causes of death, Genetics, coastlines, smart speakers, Tinder, and Blockchain humor.

SCIENCE, HUMANITY

What doesn’t kill you…

The most common causes of death vs what we are most afraid of.

“It’s not stupidity that leads to irrational fear. Silly as they may seem, irrational fears do have a rational basis.”

Inga Ting, Mark Doman, Nathanael Scott, Alex Palmer and Ri Liu on abc.net.au


SCIENCE, HUMANITY, EVOLUTION, GENETICS

Freak of Nature

New scientific findings on evolution are unlikely to revolutionize the field.

“If you are not a biologist, you’d be forgiven for being confused about the state of evolutionary science.”

Kevin Laland on aeon.co


TECHNOLOGY, NATURE, ENGINEERING, VIDEO

Tidal

An engineer explains the impact of coastal defences on flood risk.

JBA Trust on youtube.com


PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION

Silikon Valley calling

With smart speakers becoming more popular, the usual suspects start to become concerned.

“Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week’s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns”

Larry Greenemeier on scientificamerican.com


PEOPLE, LANGUAGE

Loss for words

Tinder has become perfect playground for romantic wordsmiths. Too perfect, actually.

“I’ve decided that Tinder worked a hell of a lot better as a hook-up app, than it does as serious dating one…”

Jarrod Gott on quillette.com


CRYPTO, FUN

“Crypto ate my homework!”

This is why the working principle of the blockchain should be common knowledge.

Nitrozac & Snaggy on geekculture.com


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