03/12/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future (theverge)
  • How to Taste Wine and MakeIt Look Like You Know What You’re Doing (wired)
  • Eating insect protein will soon become commonplace. (wired)
  • We are human because we cook. (nature)
  • Why are some of the most popular sites on the Web so ugly? (thenextweb)
  • Now that AI can win at Go, bigger things are coming. (economist)
  • Three reasons why solar is poised for growth. (vox)
  • Will Germany’s funky drink Spezi make the jump to the global market. (wsj)
  • Bartlett –Jack Kemp’s Power Lesson for Hillary Clinton: Kemp eschewed pragmatism for vision and leadership. Then he went on the offense to change political dynamics. (theatlantic)
  • Everything Is Crumbling: An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong? (slate)
  • A plagarism scandal is unfolding in the crossword puzzle world. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Kraft ($KHC) changed its mac and cheese recipe and nobody really noticed. (fortune)
  • Off-campus housing is going luxe. (bloomberg)
  • A tour of MLB ballpark hot dogs. (wsj)
  • Solar energy is poised for a big year. (washingtonpost)
  • Fasting is the new dieting. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The fast food battle for breakfast is raging. (wsj)
  • There is a cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge. (newyorker)
  • GM ($GM) is beefing up its autonomous vehicle technology with startup Cruise. (fortune)
  • When to stop anti-depressants. (wsj)
  • The booster shots should you get as an adult. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • List prices, online, have lost their meaning. (nytimes)
  • Don’t make decisions late in the day. (hbr)
  • How to build a cheese board. (wsj)
  • Alternatives to GPA. (arnoldkling)
  • ADHD is overdiagnosed. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • What majors gain the most from law school? (leiterlawschool.typepad)
  • Are burnout and depression the same thing? (wsj)
  • Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1 (rollingstone)
  • Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy (blog.longreads)
  • The reasons behind the global scotch shortage. (atlasobscura)
  • Big retailers are going solar. (fortune)
  • Robots are taking manufacturing jobs, for good. (vox)
  • NASA is trying to create bug spray for planes. (bloomberg)
  • Global Warming Basics: What Has Changed? (tamino.wordpress)
  • Why did home runs surge in 2015? (washingtonpost)
  • Confessions of a Phony Telephone Psychic (narrative.ly)
  • A new species of bacteria eats plastic. (wsj)
  • Should kids eat more nuts? (scientificamerican)
  • The “ego depletion” effect may be a mirage. (slate)
  • What It’s Like to Run a Company in the Most Dangerous Places on Earth (inc)
  • Confessions of a Failed Self-Help Guru (narrative.ly)
  • The Zika outbreak is worse than you think. (washingtonpost)
  • Beware the athlete who visits an “anti-aging” clinic. (washingtonpost)
  • Micro-satellites are changing weather forecasting. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • When 24-hour clinics are available people use them. (washingtonpost)
  • TopGolf is taking on golf from a different perspective. (next.ft)
  • AI could shift our focus from mobile. (ben-evans)
  • AI doctors are coming. (technologyreview)
  • The Bidding War: How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich. (newyorker)
  • Powered exoskeletons are a reality. (wsj)
  • The Chevy Volt is great. Why doesn’t anybody buy it? (businessinsider)

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