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Linda Colley responds

For the Balkinization symposium on Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright, 2021). Linda Colley   Let me begin by thanking all the contributors for their learned, suggestive and generous remarks on The Gun, the Ship and the Pen. I am very grateful. I am also somewhat relieved. One of my objectives in writing this book was to advance and insist upon a series of connections, including the much closer connection that ...
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Inception Ending Explained: Why It Doesn't Matter If The Spinning Top Falls

When I first saw "Inception" in theatres in 2010, the 2-hour-and-28-minute dreamscape felt like it was five minutes long. It was so engaging, layered, and nuanced that I found it extremely difficult to not give myself over to its story completely. Before I knew it, I was glancing at the time (shut up, we all do it) and nearly two hours had already gone by. That had never happened to me in a movie before, despite loving and living and breathing so many incredible films prior to this one. There wa...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, America, Leonardo Dicaprio, Nolan, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Princeton University, Fischer, Arthur, Cobb, Saito, Robert Fischer, Saito Ken Watanabe

Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became one of the world's richest people.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018.The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos began his career as a hedge-funder in New York before leaving to start Amazon. Amazon struggled to turn a profit at first, but these days, it's worth $1.7 trillion. Its share price has hit new highs during the pandemic. Along the way, Bezos has faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandals, traveled to space, and become one of the world's richest people. Jeff Bezos' mom, Jackie, was a teen...
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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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NASA-funded Program Recruited Religious Experts To Predict How Humans May React To Aliens

Two dozen theologians participated in a program funded partially by NASA to research how humans may react to news that intelligent life exists on other planets, according to one religious scholar who says he was recruited. From a report: The Rev. Dr. Andrew Davison, of the University of Cambridge, told the Times UK in a recent interview that he was among 23 other theologians in a NASA-sponsored program at the Center for Theological Inquiry at Princeton University from 2016 to 2017. Davison said ...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Times, University of Cambridge, Princeton University, Times UK, CTI, Davison, Andrew Davison, Center for Theological Inquiry

Exponential growth may explain why Omicron cases are skyrocketing in parts of the US

A woman uses a swab to take a sample from her nostril at an NHS Test and Trace Covid-19 testing unit.ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images In pandemic terms, "exponential growth" means infections accelerate over time. In New York City, the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 doubled over three days. Exponential growth causes huge outbreaks in short time periods. But we know how to stop the virus from spreading. As COVID-19 infections explode in the Northeast and Dr. Anthony Fauci warn...
Tags: Math, New York, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, United States, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Mclaren, Anthony Fauci, Princeton University, Erin Schumaker, Vienna Austria, Northeast

Evictions Increase Months After Federal Moratorium Ends

BOSTON (CBS13/AP) — Soon after losing his trucking job amid the pandemic, Freddie Davis got another blow: His landlord in Miami was almost doubling the rent on his Miami apartment. Davis girded for what he feared would come next. In September he was evicted — just over a month after a federal eviction moratorium ended. He’s now languishing in a hotel, aided by a nonprofit that helps homeless people. The 51-year-old desperately wants to find a new apartment. But it’s proving impossible on his $1,...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, California, Oregon, Boston, America, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Missouri, Connecticut, Davis, Treasury, Hud, Miami

Saudi Arabia's king has been quietly holed up in his desert palace for more than 480 days, as his heir MBS lies in wait for the throne

A composite image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father, King Salman.Royal Court of Saudi Arabia via Getty Images King Salman, 85, left Riyadh for his desert retreat in August 2020 and hasn't returned. He is in ill health and rumors that he may soon die is once again swirling. His son, Mohammed bin Salman, is heir to the Saudi throne and faces no public opposition. As of Tuesday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has isolated himself in the kingdom's...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Canada, News UK, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Istanbul, Mohammed, Princeton University, Reuters

High Resolution Camera the Size of a Grain of Sand

Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have developed an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt. The system relies on a technology called a metasurface,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Princeton Team Disables Long-Targeted Gene Behind Spread of Major Cancers

An anonymous reader writes: The mysterious ways cancer spreads through the body, a process known as metastasis, is what can make it such a difficult enemy to keep at bay. Researchers at Princeton University working in this area have been tugging at a particular thread for more than 15 years, focusing on a single gene central to the ability of most major cancers to metastasize. They've now discovered what they describe as a "silver bullet" in the form of a compound that can disable this gene in m...
Tags: Tech, Princeton, Princeton University, Kang, Yibin Kang, MTDH

This incredibly tiny camera is the size of a grain of salt

This tiny camera is about the size of grain of salt yet captures full-color images at the quality of a conventional lens 500,000 times larger. Developed by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington, the lens isn't made from curved glass or plastic like traditional lenses but rather a flat surface, just a half a millimeter wide, and studded with 1.6 million cylindrical posts. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cameras, Optics, Princeton University, University of Washington, Metamaterials

3D Printer Using Living Ink Made of Microbes Could Print Healing Structures in Space

"The thought of combining a printer (the bane of office workers) with the bacterium E. coli (the scourge of romaine lettuce) may seem an odd, if not unpleasant, collaboration," writes the New York Times. "But scientists have recently melded the virtues of the infuriating tool and of the toxic microbe to produce an ink that is alive, made entirely from microbes." The microbial ink flows like toothpaste under pressure and can be 3D-printed into various tiny shapes — a circle, a square and a con...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Princeton University, Nature Communications, Northeastern University, Joshi, Moon Earth, Datta, Neel Joshi, Sujit Datta, Manjula Basavanna

These Brands Are Reimagining Sustainable Fashion—and How Pants Fit

The exploitation, waste and carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry is well documented. According to research from Princeton University, 20% of the world's wastewater comes from the fast fashion industry, which is also a leading producer of microplastics that wind up in the ocean. While consumers might be aware of this problem, it's hard...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Princeton University, Fashion & Apparel

A fascinating in-depth analysis of the Muslim-ness of Dune

Last fall, I shared a fantastic piece by Haris Durrani, an author and JD/PhD candidate at Columbia Law School and Princeton University, examining the "white savior" complex of the Dune universe, based on actual interviews with Frank Herbert shortly after the release of the first book. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Islam, Muslim, Columbia Law School, Islamic, Islamism, Muslims, Princeton University, Dune, Frank Herbert, DIB, Haris Durrani, Maud& 039, Haris Durani

Female African elephants evolved toward being tuskless over just a few decades as poachers sought ivory

A tusked African elephant in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Getty During the civil war in Mozambique, armies hunted African elephants to near extinction to collect ivory tusks. A study shows that the proportion of tuskless animals born during and after the war rose dramatically. The research suggests elephants quickly evolved to increase their chances of survival. Shane Campbell-Staton, an evolutionary biologist at Princeton University, spent most of his career researching lizard...
Tags: Science, News, Animals, Africa, Trends, Elephants, South Africa, Kenya, Evolution, Mozambique, Princeton, Poaching, Ivory trade, Princeton University, Pringle, Kruger National Park South Africa

Research reveals the mechanisms of cardiac sex disparities at an early stage

Males and females differ in prevalence, treatment responses, and survival rates for a variety of diseases. For cardiac disease, women almost uniformly fare far worse than men. There are likely many reasons for this, and scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University seemed to have found one deep inside cells before we're even born.
Tags: Health, Princeton University, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina

12 Movies Like Superbad That Comedy Fans Need To Watch

"Superbad" is one of the most influential comedies of the 21st century — or, at the very least, one of the raunchiest. Screenwriters Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg based the film's wild situations on stories from their own childhood, and worked with director Greg Mottola to craft a new teen comedy classic worthy of the high school movie hall of fame.Released by Judd Apatow's The Apatow Company, "Superbad" launched successful new stars who would go on to appear frequently in Apatow productions. Mic...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Molly, Georgia, Chicago, Rebecca, Franco, Seth Rogen, Catholic, Tom Cruise, Jason Bateman, Princeton, Judd Apatow, Jonah Hill, Skull Island, George Michael

What made me want to fight for fair AI

My life has always involved centering the voices of those historically marginalized in order to foster equitable communities. Growing up, I lived in a small suburb just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and I was fortunate enough to attend Laurel School, an all-girls school focused on encouraging young women to think critically and solve difficult world problems. But my lived experience at school was so different from kids who lived even on my same street. I was grappling with watching families around ...
Tags: Google, La, Los Angeles, Research, CS, United States, New Jersey, Ai, Mike Brown, Oakland, UC Berkeley, Googlers, Princeton University, Mike, Capitol, CLEVELAND Ohio

On New Autocrats, Imitation and Flattery

 For the Balkinization symposium on Rosalind Dixon and David Landau, Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy (Oxford University Press, 2021).Kim Lane Scheppele            Oscar Wilde could well have been talking about a new generation of autocrats when he penned the aphorism that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”   Earlier generations of dictators toppled constitutional-democratic governments by ordering tanks into the streets.  ...
Tags: Supreme Court, China, Germany, Israel, Court, US, Thailand, Hungary, Poland, Venezuela, Ecuador, Latin America, Fiji, Rwanda, Branding, Guest Blogger

The 19 best online writing classes led by famous authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Neil Gaiman, and Judy Blume

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of the best online writing classes include MasterClass courses with authors Salman Rushdie, Roxane Gay, Amy Tan, and Malcolm Gladwell. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession. Online classes are an affordable way to learn writing tips and receive feedback on your work. All the classes on this list are taught by award-winning...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Education, Neil Gaiman, Trends, Features, New York Times, Ubs, Npr, Britney Spears, Margaret Atwood, University of Cambridge, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Malcolm Gladwell

Videos of tardigrades walking around reveal that these microscopic water bears rely on 'grappling hook' claws

A screenshot from one of the researchers' videos shows a tardigrade using its claws to walk along a gel surface. Lisset A. Duran, Deborah Johnston Scientists recorded video of tardigrades, or water bears, walking around on gel surfaces. The footage shows how these microscopic creatures with eight legs use their claws like grappling hooks. The videos, below, also reveal that tardigrades have similar walking patterns to insects. See more stories on Insider's business page. They'r...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Biology, Trends, University of Oxford, Princeton University, Antarctic, Tardigrades, Water Bears, Cohen, National Academy of Sciences, Rockefeller University, Daniel Cohen, All Souls College, Morgan McFall Johnsen

Cancel culture critic Pete Hegseth backs Florida diner's ban on Biden voters in Fox News segment

Fox News host Pete Hegseth. James Devaney/GC Images via Getty Images Fox News host Pete Hegseth has been a frequent critic of cancel culture. Yet on Wednesday, he said he supports a Florida business denying Biden voters from entering. The Florida diner posted the ban in reaction to Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pete Hegseth, a co-host of the weekend edition of "Fox & Friends" who portrays himself as a recurring adversary against cancel...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Afghanistan, Fox News, Biden, Baghdad, Samarra, Princeton University, Trump, Fox Friends, Sunshine State, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Pete Hegseth, Hegseth

AOC and 63 other Democrats slam the Supreme Court over eviction-ban ruling, saying it risks 'needless loss of human life'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court struck down Biden's eviction ban by a 6-3 vote on Tuesday. Over 60 Democrats, led by AOC, Cori Bush, and Ayanna Pressley, said it will cause needless death. They cited the surge of the Delta variant as a major concern in pushing people out of their homes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three weeks after President Joe Biden announced a 60-day eviction ban, the Suprem...
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AOC and 63 other Democrats slam the Supreme Court over eviction ban ruling risking 'needless loss of human life'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court struck down Biden's eviction ban by a 6-3 vote on Tuesday. Over 60 Democrats, led by AOC, Cori Bush, and Ayanna Pressley, said it will cause needless death. They cited the surge of the Delta variant as a major concern in pushing people out of their homes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three weeks after President Joe Biden announced a 60-day eviction ban, the Suprem...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, House, Delta, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Princeton University, Bush, Democratic, Aoc, Capitol

Princeton researchers build world's smallest mechanically interlocked biological structure

Researchers at Princeton University have built the world's smallest mechanically interlocked biological structure, a deceptively simple two-ring chain made from tiny strands of amino acids called peptides.
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Instant gratification: The neuroscience of impulse buying

A recent episode of "Your Brain on Money" explored the psychological factors behind impulse buying.Online shopping has made it harder than ever to resist impulsive purchases, which may provide instant gratification but not long-lasting happiness.Some strategies for resisting impulse buying include planning your shopping and being cognizant of how retailers manipulate consumers. It's arguably never been harder to resist impulse buying. Online stores have taken the sales tactics of brick-and...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Money, Innovation, Behavioral Economics, Consumerism, Princeton University, Don, Anaheim, Alexandra, Homo, Wu, Harry Brignull, Emil Kraepelin, Terry Wu, Big Think Humans

The 22 best self-help books, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Self-help books by Malcolm Gladwell, Marie Kondo, and Eckhart Tolle are some of the ones Goodreads members rate the highest. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Self-help books aim to improve, inspire, and motivate readers. Here are the 22 best self-help books, according to Goodreads reviewers. Want more books? Check out the . Like many readers, I used to roll my eyes at the idea of a "self-help" book giving...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Rich, Napoleon Hill, Princeton University, James Clear, Hill, Daniel Kahneman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Kondo, Dale Carnegie, Eckhart Tolle, Susan Cain

The 24 best business books, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Goodreads members ranked books like "Start With Why," "Shoe Dog," "Made to Stick," and "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" as some of the best business and leadership books. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Business books can be about psychology, finance, or building leadership skills. These are the 24 best business books, according to . Want more books? Here are the . Business books are nonfiction reads about anyth...
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We Built a CSAM System Like Apple's - the Tech Is Dangerous

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this month, Apple unveiled a system that would scan iPhone and iPad photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The announcement sparked a civil liberties firestorm, and Apple's own employees have been expressing alarm. The company insists reservations about the system are rooted in "misunderstandings." We disagree. We wrote the only peer-reviewed publication on how to build a system like Apple's -- and we concluded the technology was dangerous. We're not...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Princeton University, Jonathan Mayer, CSAM, Sen Kamala D Harris, Anunay Kulshrestha

University Researchers Who Built a CSAM Scanning System Urge Apple to Not Use the 'Dangerous' Technology

Respected university researchers are sounding the alarm bells over the technology behind Apple's plans to scan iPhone users' photo libraries for CSAM, or child sexual abuse material, calling the technology "dangerous." Jonanath Mayer, an assistant professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University, as well as Anunay Kulshrestha, a researcher at Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy, both penned an op-ed for The Washington Post, outlining their exp...
Tags: Apple, Washington Post, Russia, India, Princeton University, Google Facebook, Mayer, CSAM, Apple privacy, Apple child safety features, Anunay Kulshrestha,, Jonanath Mayer, Kulshrestha, University Researchers Who Built