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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Johnny Appleseed, Apple Genetics, and Burnt Orchards

One of the podcasts I listen to quite a bit is Stuff You Missed in…

Medicine in the Early 18th Century

From Jennifer Lee Carrell's The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox, a brief account of…

The Perfect Pitch Karaoke Paradox… and its Probable Resolution

I'm still working my way through the book I mentioned in my last post, Steven Mithen’s…

Verbal Grooming, Social Media Tribalism, and Opiates

So, a follow-up to my earlier post on Social Networks and how we behave on them:…

The Really Intractable Thing: North Korea, Climate Change, and Why We’re Failing

Over at The Week, a depressing piece on the horrors up North, titled "North Korea…