ð¤£ THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. At first, the statement sounds trivial, vague and horribly ungenerous. Closer scrutiny will however reveal its realistic veracity.
â ï¸ The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons: Step 1. Acquire a corpse. No, no hints about where or how. Youâre on your own there. Step 2. Cut away as much flesh as you can. Watch the joints and ligamentsâyou need those intact.
ð² Half the universeâs missing matter has just been finally found: The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe â protons, neutrons and electrons â unaccounted for by previous observations of stars, galaxies and other bright objects in space.
ð¸ The Curses: Part I: In discussing twentieth century American popular music and its most essential genre, the blues, there have been two main channels for getting into the history, or, as we like to say, the roots, of that tradition.
ð Notes From an Apocalypse: This is a loose adaptation of a talk I sometimes give on the Cambrian Explosion, smoothed a bit for popular consumption. That talk, in turn, draws heavily from a 2006 paper by Charles Marshall, titled âExplaining the Cambrian âExplosionâ of Animalsâ.