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At 4°C of warming, would a billion people survive? What scientists say.

I recently watched a BBC interview with Extinction Rebellion's co-founder Roger Hallam where he mentions six billion people could die from starvation and war before the end of the century.

My future outlook as far as the coming climate emergency is downright bleak and even I was a bit surprised at the numbers he was throwing out. Well, it turns out there are scientists out there who believe exactly that.

Linked on the 20th of August, 2019 Details

The hidden costs of automated thinking.

A world of knowledge without understanding becomes a world without discernible cause and effect, in which we grow dependent on our digital concierges to tell us what to do and when.

We should be cautious about our over-reliance on "AI" that solve problems without us understanding how they reached their conclusions. There's a risk of ever-increasing intellectual debt.

Linked on the 30th of July, 2019 Details

Lost wallets largely get returned.

A study finds that people generally return lost wallets when found. The rate even goes up if the amount inside is higher. Curiously, not in the Vatican.

Linked on the 22nd of June, 2019 Details

Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past

Taking photos of an event rather than being immersed in it has been shown to lead to poorer recall of the actual event – we get distracted in the process.
Linked on the 11th of April, 2019 Details

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

“Cremated remains are typically bone fragments and casket ash. Remember, we’re 75 percent water”.
Linked on the 23rd of March, 2018 Details

No, Asparagus Won’t Give You Cancer

Mainstream media continues down the clickbait-laden path of laziness.
Linked on the 9th of February, 2018 Details