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Rationale - Slower News

When (and sometimes why) articles were included, replaced or deprecated. Often, it implies reordering the article section to balance/relate viewpoints.

Cousins are disappearing

2024-03-21

The teen mental illness epidemic

2024-03-21

Why the line

2024-03-03

Underwater datacenters

2024-03-03

Geologists say plastic rocks are now a thing

2024-02-19

The slow frontier of genetic choice

2024-01-24

Star wars galactic starcruiser

2023-12-22

Plastic waste in the fuel tank

2023-12-17

The publicly traded company is disappearing

2023-11-19

Why is this a long-term problem? Check here.

Another mega corp has been born

2023-09-29

If you're old enough and have witnessed the birth of Google and Facebook, I'm sure you understand my feelings about OpenAI.

Will nations fund fertility?

2023-09-14

A relevant topic (even if I don't agree with the article's conclusion). Large sectors of societies don't believe in mass immigration, so sooner or later, they must fund fertility. An anecdote: As far as I know, Polish center-right is already promising subsidized in vitro.

The workers at the frontlines of the AI revolution

2023-08-31

Legality of cryptocurrency by country

2023-08-10

Updates an article about crypto regulation that went 404 recently.

What's an ambient superconductor?

2023-08-08

Europeans are becoming poorer

2023-07-22

Vaporwave

2023-07-07

Aesthetic patterns are unveiled by time but I believe this one (as a "catch all" category) is consentual. It expresses a nostalgy from a time where we believed our civilization could influence our future. I may be biased here.

What is prompt engineering?

2023-06-06

Heat pumps are becoming the technology of the future

2023-05-30

Housing should be affordable except when I sell my house

2023-05-22

De-dollarization

2023-05-08

Travel prescriptions

2023-04-23

Pro-natalism

2023-04-15

Population growth in Africa

2023-04-03

Population growth without economic growth. A source of tension.

Are elites displacing experts?

2023-03-14

How does chatGPT work?

2023-03-06

2023 is already marked by a major breakthrough on AI. Nothing will be the same again.

What is ChatGPT?

2023-01-28

What is a Super App?

2023-01-15

Who knew the first AI battles would be fought by artists?

2023-01-03

Hydrogel interfaces for merging humans and machines

2023-01-03

Major breakthrough in nuclear fusion

2022-12-22

Transistors are civilization’s invisible infrastructure

2022-12-22

Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe

2022-12-22

Lab-grown blood is near

2022-10-22

Personal submarine

2022-10-22

The «attention economy» corrupts science

2022-10-05

Chernobyl black frogs reveal evolution in action

2022-10-05

Is the Ukraine crisis the West’s fault? Maybe not

2022-09-21

Another point of view that I always have considered but couldn't find a relevant source to post.

Van life

2022-09-17

Proof of X

2022-09-17

The men getting vasectomies to save the world

2022-09-01

  • No comments.

Is cancel culture coming to free trade?

2022-08-31

Has the world become less colourful?

2022-07-29

Mercedes autopilot beats Tesla by taking legal responsibility

2022-07-24

$97k personal flying vehicle is in production

2022-06-30

Farming drives toward «precision agriculture»

2022-06-28

Pandemic walks

2022-06-19

Scientists find microplastics in blood for first time

2022-06-19

Young women are out earning young men in several US cities

2022-05-31

Web scraping is legal

2022-05-25

Financial deplatforming in Canada

2022-05-24

Britain plans to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda

2022-05-24

Neutral gender marker available on US passports

2022-05-15

90-day minimum stay limit in Airbnbs outside resort areas

2022-05-15

  • Airbnb solved a lot of problems but aggravated others. One interesting solution.

Young female influencer is actually a mature man

2022-04-20

  • Nobody wants to follow an "uncle".

The human genome is, at long last, complete

2022-04-12

Is the Ukraine crisis the West's fault? Maybe

2022-04-12

  • This article from 2014 is still the best explanation I've found. Armed conflicts between nations are anachronistic and I strongly believe that stepping into one is always the wrong choice for their people. It boils down to pride and irresponsibility from their leaders.
  • If you are really into military strategy check these daily summaries or just wait for the videogames, I'm sure they'll be soon.

Supercomputer can now run on light

2022-04-02

Asian-Americans fight back against school discrimination

2022-03-26

Software is no longer sold, is adopted

2022-03-19

Web3

2022-03-14

  • The quest for blockchain use cases continues.

Are all world leaders psychopathic?

2022-03-07

  • Hard to categorize (Ethics, Society, Geopolitics, Democracy) article that worth reading. Not exactly "news" but helps to make sense of the world a little bit better.

Eco-anxiety

2022-02-25

«Woke» math

2022-02-17

A Tesla on autopilot killed two people. Is the driver guilty?

2022-02-08

Bitcoin is the singularity

2022-01-26

  • Food for thought.

The photonic age

2022-01-19

  • Relevant concept affecting - at least - energy, tech, economy and business.

Battery costs have plunged 89% since 2010

2022-01-11

Vaccine passport on a microchip implant

2022-01-06

Bugs are evolving to eat plastic

2021-12-28

Autonomous drone navigates through the forest at 40 km/h

2021-12-21

Algocracy

2021-12-13

  • DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), most likely, will be the future of Democracy.

Germany's new government plans «right to encryption» and ban on biometric mass surveillance

2021-12-06

Apple announces self service repair

2021-11-28

  • «Right to repair» is winning.

Autonomous boats seem more solvable than autonomous cars

2021-11-14

Crypto cities

2021-11-08

Bioartificial kidney

2021-11-01

Pig kidney has been successfully transplanted into a human

2021-11-01

EU message and chat control

2021-10-25

Klimaticket

2021-10-18

  • A bit of wishful thinking.

Soccer is not a sport anymore

2021-10-12

  • It is a money and reputation washing industry.

First statue in honor of bitcoin creator

2021-10-06

  • A new god.

The dream of carbon air capture edges toward reality

2021-09-29

  • Deprecates existing articles on this subject.

Movable housing for scalable cities

2021-09-21

  • A bit of futurology. Interesting concept anyway.

It's not funny anymore

2021-09-16

Voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm?

2021-09-11

Elite over-production

2021-09-02

  • Relevant concept affecting society, education, work, skills and even democracy.

Corona virus is here forever

2021-08-26

Crypto leaders are obsessed with life extension

2021-08-20

The smart home still sucks

2021-08-12

Shrinkflation

2021-08-07

The most precious resource is agency

2021-08-02

  • Do children today have useful childhoods?

Chernobyl's «stalker» subculture

2021-07-27

Parasocial relationships

2021-07-21

  • The disappearing divide between followers and friends.

Bitcoin as a hyperobject

2021-07-15

  • The quest for use cases continues.

Human-monkey chimera embryos created in lab for first time

2021-07-09

Human and car tracking autonomous drones are now on the market

2021-06-30

  • Drones: the dark side.

Cartels adopt drones armed with explosives

2021-06-30

  • Drones: the dark side.

Democratising the right to lazyness

2021-06-23

  • On demand deliveries are already a strong trend on retail and work.

Democracy under siege

2021-06-16

  • Strong trend: 15 years of decline in a row.

Tech companies are becoming «independent nations».

2021-06-12

  • Broader view on "Facebook is becoming an «independent nation»".

Is Sharing Economy a faith?

2021-06-07

  • Is «sharing economy» a modern faith? It seems to be based on a dogma.

Crypto compared with fiat currencies

2021-05-26

China lands a rover on Mars

2021-05-21

Tesla makes more money trading bitcoin than selling cars

2021-05-21

The promise and perils of insect farming

2021-05-16

Facebook will make the money now

2021-05-16

  • Deprecated. Facebook's cryptocurrency was a fiasco.

The rise of hacking armies

2021-05-10

  • Armies are slowly morphing.

SpaceX won contract to develop spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon

2021-05-05

Novel HIV vaccine in human trial

2021-04-29

Effective malaria vaccine discovered

2021-04-29

NFTs are the new conceptual art

2021-04-23

  • The quest for an usecase for blockchain continues.

Excel never dies

2021-04-18

  • Like cats, Excel has nine lives - or seven in some countries.

Addiction to outrage

2021-04-13

  • Outrage became trendy.

Media as food

2021-04-07

  • An old problem - still - without solution.

Amazon uses crowdfunding to minimize risk

2021-03-30

  • "Crowdfunding platforms were originally intended to let broke creators attract funding. As they've grown, the model has been hijacked by already-established businesses and even rich corporations simply seeking to minimize their risk through pre-orders." -- Rain Noe

The most used languages on the internet

2021-03-30

  • Geopolitics, free speech and cultural marker.

Shops return to rural Sweden but are now staff-free

2021-03-12

  • Relevant solution. Will this become a trend?

Eurosclerosis

2021-03-12

  • Suboptimal article on a relevant concept (with a suggestive naming). Article may be updated in the future.

How I heat my home by mining crypto currencies

2021-03-03

Crowdfunded wandering

2021-02-25

  • Interesting edge case of sustainable wandering lifestyle. This is not a sponsored link of any kind.

The Crypto-Chernobyl

2021-02-25

Cancel culture

2021-02-25

  • Concept that grew in relevance in recent years.

Kenya is recycling waste plastic into strong cheap bricks

2021-02-18

Your phone vs Supercomputers

2021-02-18

Parents of daughters are more likely to divorce than those with sons

2021-02-18

Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts

2021-02-12

How to lower the price of plant-based meat?

2021-02-12

The war on disinformation is a war on dissent

2021-02-12

Flattery-driven open-source

2021-02-06

  • Social media is a role-playing game. Odd example.

Two worlds

2021-02-06

Bringing back old features

2021-01-31

  • Interesting edge case. Profiting from bringing back old features instead of creating new ones.

We are sending more foster kids to prison than college

2021-01-31

Improvements on eyesight treatments

2021-01-31

Machine learning: the great stagnation

2021-01-24

New visa allows 70% of Hong Kong residents to migrate to UK

2021-01-24

  • Relevant demographic and geopolitical movement. Open question: did Brexit precipitate it?

All companies are technology companies now

2021-01-24

Smart glasses that look normal

2021-01-19

America's new corporate tyranny

2021-01-17