Here’s How Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies About How We Eat – BuzzFeed
When even BuzzFeed is getting in on the p-hacking, you know you have a problem. The incentives here (media coverage, research grants, etc.) so clearly rewards this sort of behaviour it’s difficult to know what to do about it, but at least we’re on the verge of admitting we have a problem.
How Tiny Red Dots Took Over Your Life – The New York Times
Trying to understand the addictive corrosiveness of modern technology, starting with the red alert badge that appears on your app icons. Bonus points for quoting Human Interface Guidelines (I wish more people whose job it is to design apps would).
Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo – Vanity Fair
An interview with a wise person, who has a lot to say about misogyny and celebrity worship, because she’s been living with its effects for 20 years.
Six Degrees of Wikipedia
Find out the shortest link distance between any two Wikipedia articles. This got me for hours.