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Pot smokers not more likely to be apathetic or lazy.

“We’re so used to seeing ‘lazy stoners’ on our screens that we don’t stop to ask whether they’re an accurate representation of cannabis users. Our work implies that this is in itself a lazy stereotype.” | learn more and more

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Creative people.

I just learned of a very popular YouTube creator called SSSniperWolf. In this video, you can watch her reactions side-by-side with a set of creative videos (i.e., a person painting their car to look like a cartoon). It’s about a […]

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Strategic lawsuit against public participation.

“A SLAPP suit … is a civil claim filed against an individual or an organization, arising out of that party’s speech or communication to government about an issue of public concern.” | learn more

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Spacecraft cemetery.

“Larger spacecraft too massive to burn up during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere are controlled to crash / splash down in Earth’s spacecraft cemetery, a location in the ocean remote from inhabited regions.” | learn more

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The Microsoft Excel world championship.

“Over the weekend, ESPN broadcast a replay of a recent esports event that saw the world’s most advanced Microsoft Excel users go head-to-head in a knockout tournament.” I watched a bit of this and frankly was a little lost because […]

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Bird–building collisions in the United States.

“We reviewed the published literature and acquired unpublished datasets to systematically quantify bird–building collision mortality and species-specific vulnerability. Based on 23 studies, we estimate that between 365 and 988 million birds (median = 599 million) are killed annually by building […]