Sunday, March 19, 2017

Youth of Drones on St Jozef's Name Day

“They certified that I was sane; but I know that I am mad." This confession gives us the key to what is most important and significant in Tolstoy's hidden life.”
Lev Shestov, In Job's Balances: On the Sources of the Eternal Truths

Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why PopSci

Meet the man who calls journalists on their own B.S.

FASTER, PLEASE: Can we delay ageing?

Quietly, over the past few decades, remarkable discoveries have been made about the biology of ageing. Since we all get older, it might seem that ageing “just happens” and can’t really be changed. In contrast, age-related disease does not seem inevitable, since not everyone gets cancer, heart disease or dementia. Accordingly, much research funding has been directed towards individual diseases, whereas very little has been directed towards ageing itself

 ANSWERING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

Siberian tigers catch and destroy a drone Boing Boing (resilc). Totally cool. And you get an idea of how big those tigers are

IN THE MAIL: How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time

The .Art Extension Is Now Available, And Might Help Define Artists Online

Maybe: “Being an artist implies a normative departure from bourgeois society. It’s a different kind of extension because it refers to a different lifestyle, so, unlike other domains, .art has the capacity to draw artists and institutions to itself.”

A mandarin’s manual? Former DWP perm sec Sir Leigh Lewis reviews "How to be a Civil Servant"

Former Department for Work and Pensions permanent secretary Leigh Lewis finds that Martin Stanley’s new book How to be a Civil Servant offers a valuable guide, but not quite the whole picture

In Trump’s America, the competition for investigative journalists is fierce

Plenty of Fish £100k fraud victim strings con(wo)man along for two months to help police catch him