The myth of the nice guy

Alt Text: Taking Another Look at the Myth of the ‘Nice Guy’
Lore Sjöberg, wired.com

Lore Sjoberg examines the linguistic and cultural implications of the myth of the “nice guy.”

Lore Sjöberg

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The Math Formula That Tells Us How Long Everything Will Live

The Math Formula That Tells Us How Long Everything Will Live
Jesus Diaz, gizmodo.com

NPR’s Robert Krulwich has a whimsical piece on the one formula that rules it all, from unicellular organisms to whales and sequoias and humans. A math formula that governs our life and tells us when to die.Even more interesting: the same system…

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Codecademy teaches users to work with APIs

Codecademy teaches users to work with APIs from YouTube, NPR and more
By Ben Popper, theverge.com

Giving novice coders the ability to build on top of other software

Since it launched last year, New York start­up Codecad­e­my has helped to fill the huge demand for com­put­er sci­ence edu­ca­tion with free online cours­es in pro­gram­ming…

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Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

 

English: Comparison of Plasmodium Lactate Dehy...
English: Comparison of Plasmodium Lactate Dehydrogenase (PLDH) Malaria Antibodies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adam Cole, npr.org

What do Jesuit priests, gin and ton­ics, and ancient Chi­nese scrolls have in com­mon? They all show up in our ani­mat­ed his­to­ry of malar­ia.

It’s a story of geopo­lit­i­cal strug­gles, tra­di­tion­al med­i­cine, and above all, a war of…

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Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

Discovering the next cures from indigenous medicine

Horseradish Tea And Other Global Cold Cures
All Things Considered, npr.org

Horseradish Tea And Other Global Cold Cures NPR All Things Considered

From chick­en noo­dle soup to alcohol-spiked drinks, every­one has a pre­ferred rem­e­dy for cold symp­toms. Since she was feel­ing a lit­tle under the weath­er, Melis­sa Bloc…

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The anthropology of why constant contact makes you alone

In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel ‘Alone Together’
Fresh Air from WHYY, npr.org

In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel ‘Alone Together’ Fresh Air from WHYY

As soon as Sher­ry Turkle arrived at the stu­dio for her Fresh Air inter­view, she real­ized she’d for­got­ten her phone. “I real­ized I’d left it behind, and I fel…

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NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR

English: Logo of NPR News.
English: Logo of NPR News. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR.

News coverage doesn’t get much better than NPR, which runs the gamut in terms of coverage, from serious to downright silly. Need an international fix? Listen to Talk of the Nation. Want a good laugh? Tune into Ira Glass‘s This American Life.