big ideas

Aircraft carriers take to the air

“Like medieval castles in the age of the cannon, technological advance threatens to make [aircraft carriers] redundant. Satellites and over-the-horizon radars mean pinpointing their locations is easier. And a single well-aimed, well-armed missile may be enough to render a carrier […]

to your health

Chiropractors are bullshit?

I added the question mark – the author, Yvette d’Entremont aka SciBabe, is far more certain. “You shouldn’t trust them with your spine or any other part of your body.” I’m open to hearing contradictory data if any reader wants […]

tech, startups, internet

Cathie Wood and content strategy

This is a fascinating perspective on content marketing by Ranjan Roy from Margins. “For those unfamiliar, Cathie Wood runs a portfolio of ETFs. The flagship and most famous one is the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).” | learn more

fun facts

A feminist glance at films

Found on Observable, a site that “allows you to do collaborative data analysis, and publish in one place.” This is an analysis by two university students. “We decided to look at two different feminist tests for films: the Bechdel (which […]

fun facts

The long, sweaty history of working out

This author made me laugh multiple times throughout the article. “In the two million or so years we’ve been knocking about, it’s only fairly recently that we’ve had the time and understanding necessary to think about our bodies — back […]