Came across an excellent article on the Guardian recently about how our sleep patterns, or lack thereof, have significant health impacts. Read here.
The NYT have put together a stunning photo feature of 100 images from Cassini’s mission to Saturn. Take a few minutes and scroll through it. Gorgeous.
Fascinating article on pain and how a single gene could become a volume knob for human suffering. Highly recommended read.
The story behind the email which became a song and a pop culture phenomenon. Brilliantly put together.
What a stunning read this is. Hat-tip to Steph for finding it. It explains how a company, called Cambridge Analytica, are using pyschometrics to profile and target millions of people around the world (based on personal data that’s been accrued directly or indirectly through profiling). A choice quote:
on the map, there are hundreds of thousands of small red and blue dots. Nix narrows down the criteria: “Republicans”—the blue dots disappear; “not yet convinced”—more dots disappear; “male”, and so on. Finally, only one name remains, including age, address, interests, personality and political inclination.
Read it. It’s why the world feels like it’s upside down.