Mystery Monk Makes Billions
Clare O'Connor | Forbes | 8 February 2012
By name, Manoj Bhargava, producer of 5-Hour Energy caffeine drink.
Princeton dropout. Part-time mystic. His recipe for success: Make
something that works, sue the competition. "I'm probably the richest
Indian in America" Comments
What Does ‘Keynesian’ Mean?
Jonathan Portes | Vox | 7 February 2012
At last, some clear thinking on what it really means to be a Keynesian.
Who should the term cover? Short answer – just about everyone with a
serious opinion on economics. Regrettably though, it's become a
politicised label Comments
Man In Full
Chris Ballard | Sports Illustrated | 6 February 2012
A story about wrestling and wrestlers. So far, so unpromising. And then
there's the unattractive frat boy violence on page one. But it develops
into the most moving account of confronting adversity you'll read in a
long time Comments
Why Cognitive Enhancement Is In Your Future (And Your Past)
Ross Anderson | Atlantic | 6 February 2012
Conversation with bioethicist Allen Buchanan. Interesting throughout.
"It might turn out that the only way to prevent us from going extinct,
or to prevent some great worsening of our condition, is to enhance some
of our capacities" Comments
Open Your Mouth And You're Dead
James Nestor | Outside | 25 January 2012
"Kitahama’s face is pale blue, her mouth agape, her head craned back
like a dead bird’s. Through her swim mask her eyes are wide and
unblinking, staring at the sun. She isn’t breathing." Welcome to the
freediving world championships Comments
The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Karen Abbott | Smithsonian | 7 February 2012
Extraordinary story of 1933 murder of New York street-bum Mike Malloy.
Conspirators first insured his life, then fed him wood alcohol to
finish him off. But the hardy Irishman wouldn't go easily, no matter
what his murderers tried Comments
Wade Davis on Legacies of World War One
The author of Into the Silence tells us that the consequences of the
Great War were much more than merely political. He says the war had a
noticeable impact on exploration, arts and literature, and modernity
itself Read on
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Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
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Malcolm Gladwell, on theory
"People are information-rich and theory-poor. If you can give them a
way of organizing their experience, then their minds are wide open"
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