A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Month: November, 2016

Science — 2016/11/18

  1. A shortcut to a species“, by Elizabeth Pennisi (Science). Darwin’s finches offer insight into isolation and speciation.
  2. A new evolutionary classic“, by Elizabeth Pennisi (Science). New research suggests that rove beetles evolved “at least a dozen [separate] times” in infiltrating ant colonies, a stunning example of convergent evolution.

Read — 2016/11/06

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. A troubling culture war between India and Pakistan“, by Rozina Ali (The New Yorker).
  2. The best team and the best story won“, by Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer). Regardless of your C of choice, you gotta love the embedded clip of Bryant making the play for the final out of Game 7.
  3. Which countries are most generous to new parents?“, by The Data Team (The Economist). American exceptionalism.
  4. All in the family” (The Economist). Hillary Clinton’s chief economist Heather Boushey wants to make employer-employee relations more flexible — and she wants the federal government to do it.