“Nature is not good to human beings”: The chairman of the world’s biggest food company makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path…
Source: Quartz
“Nature is not good to human beings”: The chairman of the world’s biggest food company makes the case for a new kind of diet

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Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than adults. The best writing for kids makes rich narrative use of that fact, as do stories about but not for kids by writers who haven’t forgotten their pre-grown-up selves’ experience of reality.…
Source: Open Culture
Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

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My Personal Hero: Robert Sapolsky on Rudolf Virchow – Facts So Romantic

Germany, 1865. A man, wealthy and powerful, gets into an argument with a colleague who calls him out for being the habitual liar that he is. Enraged, he challenges his accuser to a duel. The challenger has a military background and is no stranger to weapons and dueling. The challenged,…
Source: Nautilus
My Personal Hero: Robert Sapolsky on Rudolf Virchow – Facts So Romantic

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Simone de Beauvoir on Art, Science, Freedom, Busyness, and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

“The saving of time and the conquest of leisure have no meaning if we are not moved by the laugh of a child at play.” In her incisive inquiry into the intelligence of emotions, philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote: “Instead of viewing morality as a system of principles to be grasped…
Source: Brain Pickings
Simone de Beauvoir on Art, Science, Freedom, Busyness, and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

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Volkswagen is debuting a ride-sharing service in Rwanda next year

German carmaker, Volkswagen is debuting its new ride-hailing service in Rwanda alongside larger plans to set-up car assembly operations in the East African nation, weeks after doing the same in Kenya. After inaugurating its car assembly plant in Thika some 50kms from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, the carmaker, which has been…
Source: Quartz
Volkswagen is debuting a ride-sharing service in Rwanda next year

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One of the Few Places Feeling Cautiously Optimistic Right Now, Sort Of

Box Wine in Ontario “Cheers!” Eight be-mittened hands clinked glasses of box wine and cheap beer over a backyard fire pit in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, not for the first time that evening. I smiled and sat back, watching friends and family chatter around the blaze, comfortable on an…
Source: Roads and Kingdoms
One of the Few Places Feeling Cautiously Optimistic Right Now, Sort Of

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Raptor Rockets and Alien Vistas: The Best Space Art of the Year

One of the perks of covering the space beat is that you get to spend lots of time ogling gorgeous illustrations of exotic cosmic phenomena, futuristic spacecraft concepts, or the imagined landscapes of alien planets.In contrast to the real, photographic beauty of the universe, captured by sophisticated observatories like the…
Source: Motherboard
Raptor Rockets and Alien Vistas: The Best Space Art of the Year

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