"'This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers,' Professor Dvir said in a press briefing on Monday at the university.""Israeli Scientists 3D-Print A Tiny, Live Heart Made With Human Tissue" NoCamels.com. April 15, 2019.
"Salafistes is, from start to finish, a gruesome film. Originally shot in Timbuktu after the town fell under jihadist control in 2012, the documentary takes place over the course of four years—first, with live footage of life under Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali; later, using propaganda videos from the Islamic State in … Continue reading Salafistes
"In China, there is no why." —Chris Buckley, Paul Mozur and Austin Ramzy, "How China Turned a City Into a Prison." The New York Times. April 4, 2019. The future is here; it's just not evenly distributed yet.
"This, by the way, explains one of the differences in behavior between poor people and not so poor people. It's easy to say, "Why don't you just save up to buy the better quality thing?" but sometimes people don't know how. Not how to save, but how to buy the better quality thing. Whether you … Continue reading The Vimes Boots Theory: Further Reflections
If you’re looking for short (6-12min.), evidence-based summaries of the pros and cons on scientific concepts, philosophical theories, and topics of political debate, try Kurzgesagt, which is German for "in a nutshell."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_ghwNkljS0 Debbie Reynolds invites her friends to help make an aerobics video in the 1980s. Shelley Winters comes, wearing sweatshirt and sweatpants with "I'm only here for Debbie," and refuses to exercise. Instead, she sits in the back and heckles Debbie. Everything about this is weird in a great way.