- Ulrich Beck died on Thursday. Here’s a recent retrospective on risk society and Risk Society.
- “The tech companies that generate true value will be the ones that understand the human and political elements of their business,” not just the technical and marketing elements, writes Catherine Bracy. (The historical elements, too, we might add.)
- More drunk birds: scientists confirm that finches slur their songs when drunk.
A scientist in India fed food coloring to transparent ants, and then he took some pictures of them. Guess what happened?
Struggling to recover from weeks of holiday feasts [or the AHA conference diet—ed.]? Check out these historical medical insights about digestion from the collections at the Dittrick Museum. You’ll feel better in no time.
Naomi Oreskes on the latest in climate change skepticism.
- If any of you, like me, made Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day for good luck, here is an explanation of why what we made is nothing like the textured and flavorful dish it’s supposed and used to be.