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INTERVIEW: Justin Murphy #WeirdPoliticalTheory

For the past several months, I’ve been drawn to a cluster of Twitter users who employ the #CaveTwitter hashtag, which has led me down a rabbit hole of some of the funniest, strangest, and smartest discussions in social media. “Weird Political Theory” might be the most apt descriptor for this particular corner of online life,

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ALIENS Pam Weintraub: After centuries searching for extraterrestrial life, we might find that first contact is not with organic creatures at all When our first encounter or detection finally occurs, it could be a machine intelligence that appears in our sights. The idea is not truly new. Back in the 1940s, the mathematician John von

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LINKS BIOMIMICRY Underwater GPS Inspired by Shrimp Eyes: A few years ago, U.S. and Australian researchers developed a special camera inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp that can see the polarization patterns of light waves, which resemble those in a rope being waved up and down. That means the bio-inspired camera can detect how

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/29/18

    MYSTERIES This piece is a little old (from last spring) but interesting: Cicada 3301: The Mysterious Recruiting of the Intellectual Elite. Cicada 3301 is ultimately a think tank. They do no advocate illegal activities, nor do they involve themselves in hacking of any kind. The group is exclusively dedicated to researching and developing

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 12/15/17

CRYPTOCURRENCY —Some tips on investing in Bitcoin over at Quantitative Research and Trading Invest no more than 10% to 20% of your net worth. Losing this will hurt, but not kill you. Yes, you probably won’t become a Bitcoin billionaire, but neither will you end up in the poor house. Do not, under any circumstances,