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David H. Freedman

Contributing Editor — Inc.

Writer, author, on medicine, obesity, tech, & business, for Atlantic, Scientific American, Inc. Blog: Fat&Skinner. Book: WRONG

The Sperm Crisis: A Tough Nut to Crack

discovermagazine.com — I refuse to age gracefully. That is to say, I refuse to age at all, other than for accounting purposes and to get discounts, which seem to kick in at movie theaters and hotels at 62-six years away. This applies to my sperm as well.

Silicon Valley fürs Grundeinkommen

heise.de — Nicht nur in Europa auch im Silicon Valley gibt es immer mehr Befürworter eines bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens. Doch der Verdacht, die Armen nur beruhigen zu wollen, liegt nahe. Der amerikanische Accelerator "Y Combinator", der Start-ups mit Geld, Rat und Tat unterstützt, arbeitet derzeit an einem eher untypischen Projekt.

The Disadvantages of Being Stupid

theatlantic.com — American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > It's popular entertainment, too. The so-called Darwin Awards celebrate incidents in which poor judgment and comprehension, among other supposedly genetic mental limitations, have led to gruesome and more or less self-inflicted fatalities.

Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream

technologyreview.com — Matt Krisiloff is in a small, glass-walled conference room off the lobby of Y Combinator's office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, shouting distance from some of the country's wealthiest startups, many of which Y Combinator has nurtured and helped fund.

Dr. John Ioannidis Exposes the Bad Science of Colleagues

theatlantic.com — Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors-to a striking extent-still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.

A Plan to Fix the Obesity Crisis

scientificamerican.com — Science has identified four steps to losing weight that can improve the odds of success THIS IS A PREVIEW. to access the full article.Already purchased this issue? Sign In Obesity is a national health crisis-that much we know. If current trends continue, it will soon surpass smoking in the U.S.

America Is Burning: The Fight Against Wildfires Gets Real

mensjournal.com — Traffic jams are a fact of life in Southern California. But few motorists have seen the likes of the one that stranded thousands of vehicles in May on Interstate 5 near San Marcos, about 35 miles north of San Diego.

Inside NASA's New $18-Billion Deep-Space Rocket

scientificamerican.com — Is NASA's Space Launch System a flying piece of congressional pork or our best shot at getting humans to deep space? or THIS IS A PREVIEW. subscribe to access the full article.Already a subscriber or purchased this issue? Sign In Deep inside a giant but little known NASA facility, crews have for years been staging elaborately faked space missions.

GM Foods on Trial

scientificamerican.com — Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right? THIS IS A PREVIEW. to access the full article.Already purchased this issue? Sign In Robert Goldberg sags into his desk chair and gestures at the air.

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Autopsies

discovermagazine.com — 1 Until the Renaissance, understanding of human anatomy was based on the dissection of animals, with human autopsies considered an affront in virtually all cultures. 2 Italy's University of Bologna became the first institution to use forensic autopsies, approving them in the 14th century to settle legal questions about cause of death.
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Jul 05, 2016

@herandrew Aristocracy here = employed. How to handle job loss? Handouts? Unmeritocratic job creation? Let em starve?

Dec 06, 2015

All-natural diet can't hurt--except when it leaves u mentally ill, rheumatic, ulcerous & dead at 44.  http://ow.ly/VyfK9 

Dec 04, 2015

Confused claim: We can't fix obesity w behavior change, only by "improving food system"  http://ow.ly/VuxU1 

Dec 01, 2015

We don't know how to do simple voting polls. Imagine the challenge of discerning population diet & health.  http://ow.ly/VljX0 

Nov 25, 2015

NY subway map shows calories burned by walking btwn stations  http://ow.ly/V3Xso 

Nov 24, 2015

Study: For those at risk for a particular cardiac disorder, exercise may hasten onset  http://ow.ly/V2yQm 

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