10 Weekend Reading – Big Picture

Weekend here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blended coffee, sit by the pool and get ready for our long weekend:

A How animals perceive the world: Each animal lives in its own sensitive bubble, but only humans have the ability to perceive the experiences of other species. What we have learned is wonderful. (Atlantic)

A The Everything Virus: Two-year-old journalists shake up to understand an ever-changing epidemic (Columbia Journalism Review)

A Quest for the power of fusion: In recent years, a steady stream of press releases from the nuclear fusion research project has welcomed groundbreaking progress and new record yields. Despite the relentlessly optimistic tone of these announcements and the repeated claims that the possibilities of commercialization have never been brighter, the stark reality is that practical fusion-based electric power remains a distant possibility. This is not possible anytime in the next half century. (Guess)

A Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant He builds a business by talking. Next: Getting the video out. (Vox)

A Do we need a better understanding of ‘progress’? The goal of a growing and influential intellectual movement is to understand why human progress occurs – and how it can be accelerated. Garrison investigates Lovely. (BBC)

A A remake of the iPhone’s iconic lock screen inside Apple’s iOS 16 “Our goal was to make the iPhone more personal – and of course more useful – but to preserve the key elements that make up the iPhone, the iPhone.” (Tech Radar)

A It’s time to throw in the stereotypes about aging Exclusive research by National Geographic and AARP shows that older Americans are redefining their health, rejecting challenges and living a purposeful life (AARP).

A How Houston took 25,000 people off the streets to their own homes: The country’s fourth-largest city has not solved homelessness, but its significant progress could point the way forward. (New York Times)

A Astronomers reconsider creating planets Observations of distant planets have forced us to rewrite the story of how the solar system came to be. (Quanta Magazine)

A 80 artists have chosen their favorite Paul McCartney song for his 80th birthdayThere are many iconic musicians out there, but very few who have changed the whole history of pop music. McCartney did it a few times, both in the wild left turn of the Beatles’ existence, and only in writing songs that seemed to be the birth of an entire subgenre in their own right. Sir Paul is 80 years old this Saturday. As we did with Bob Dylan last year, we decided to go to the artists themselves – to discuss their favorite Maca works, the Beatles’ immortal legacy, or even personal anecdotes about McCartney. Happy Birthday Paul! – Ryan Lees (stereogram)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business this week with Dr. Charles Strom, who has been leading the way in genetic testing for over 3 decades, leading forensic tests for criminal forensics and paternity appeal. He has spent 16 years at Quest Diagnostics, as medical director for genetic testing, and has dramatically expanded the company’s range of diagnostic tests. Currently, he is the CEO and co-founder of Liquid Diagnostics.

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Source: Statesman

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