big ideas

Maybe we should worry more about solar storms.

Inside this article you’ll learn how carbon dating works. “1859’s Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.” | learn more

teaching the kids

Why we stopped making Einsteins.

“I think the most depressing fact about humanity is that during the 2000s most of the world was handed essentially free access to the entirety of knowledge and that didn’t trigger a golden age.” The article makes the case for […]

tech, startups, internet

Better together: humanity + machine learning.

From a16z’s Frank Chen, a refreshing perspective on AI. “So the counter-narrative I want to offer to the mainstream, front page accounts [of doom] is that with careful, thoughtful, empathic design, we can enable ourselves to live longer, safer lives. […]