The links are dead, long live the links!

What a fantastic week, read these to make it better

Parenting styles and inequality

Social scientists have done a lot of research on how income and wealth inequalities impact everything from healthcare outcomes to religiosity (that last one doesn’t seem to have much of an correlation, but they’ve looked at it). Now they look at parenting styles. The outcomes are interesting, and make me pretty happy to be an American.

How human industry impacts the soundscape of the ocean – whales!

Human activity has made the ocean a far louder place than it used to be. Whales have to sing at new octaves, fish get confused, its mayhem. Researchers are trying to work out what impact this is all having, the methods of testing they are trying to come up with are fascinating.

Did you know that the largest free trade agreement ever is being negotiated right now?

Because a lot of people don’t, and the media won’t cover it for ‘some reason.’

Universality of Randomness with correlated Ns

Hopefully you remember the bell curve from statistics, this is about an equally important distribution

Building robots to counter all the other robots

Because most advanced robots are products of the military industrial complex one MIT researcher decided to take things into his own hands. These are for civilians who don’t love the idea of a government possessing such intense future tech.

Nazis can have Social Security, poor people can’t have any more aid though

Millions of dollars have gone to Nazis who moved to the US, were found out, and then escaped before prosecution. Because they were never found guilty of anything, they’ve coasted on SS (social security, this time) pay outs. How is this not the first type of welfare reform undertaken?

Fair Trade Phones

This is easy to grasp, but I like that the phones aren’t meant to be thrown away within a year or two. The thing is, with tech growing the way it is, even without planned obsolescence phones will become woefully outdated by virtue of progress.

The art of Leisure

If you listen to politicians from roughly 80 years ago you’d hear how it was once the goal of american society t0 find leisure. Now the cult of work has changed everything, and we no more clamor for free time. Even though free time is the best, healthy and useful for parenting.

How to tell if that scientific study is bogus

It is! But also, these tips are useful, but not absolute.

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