Last Updated: 2016-07-26
Inside Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter’s Latest Production - MIT Technology Review
On Craig Venter's latest venture attempting to correlate health data with sequencing information.
This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?
This fun 10 min video from Vox well summarizes what Concorde meant and why it eventually failed. It's amazing that people designed this plane without the help of modern engineering tools and modern computers.
"A journey that would have taken the Titanic 137 hours had become just barely long enough to watch Titanic while corssing the Atlantic."
- A Runner’s Career Ends, but Her Mission Goes the Distance
On Lauren Fleshman journey as a runner and a person.
Can We Ignore the Alarm Bells the Bond Market Is Ringing? - NYT
If you haven't seen this and not familiar with yield curves and bonds: NYT's interactive tour of the yield curve
Three Important Constitutional Lessons to Take From FBI Director Comey’s Statements About Hillary Clinton’s Email Management - Verdict
A. It's the President: "... the decision whether to proceed criminally—and the decision whether and when to defer to underlings at all—is one the Constitution commits to the president." Being distant from the prosecutorial decision "is in the realm of the political and the prudential, not the legal or the constitutional.
B. But not the only way: "criminal prosecution is not the only procedural game in town ... [as the] the House has subpoena and other investigatory powers to make meaningful its impeachment authority."
C. After all there's Presidential Pardon: "the idea of President Obama pardoning Clinton while he still has the power is not entirely fanciful."
"Instead, we are seeing a convergence of the far left and far right. ... the venting of anger at those in power and the addiction to simple, demagogic answers to complex problems are the same for both extremes."
- Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch - NYT
RIP Alvin Toffler.
"In many large ways, it’s almost as if we have collectively stopped planning for the future. ... It’s not just future shock; we now have future blindness."