Archive | January 2016

Top 11 Documentaries Streaming On Netflix Now That Could Change Your Life – WAKING SCIENCE

http://wakingscience.com/2016/01/top-11-documentaries-streaming-on-netflix-now-that-could-change-your-life/

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Netflix has become increasingly popular over the last few years and for good reason; viewers have the choice to watch what they want, when they want it, all without being bombarded with endless, mind-numbing advertisements.

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Red flag: Oil company defaults are spiking January 22

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/22/investing/oil-crisis-defaults-rise/index.html?sr=fbmoney012216oil-crisis-defaults-rise0807PMVODtopLink&linkId=20592808

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Energy companies borrowed a lot of money when oil was worth over $100 a barrel. The returns seemed almost guaranteed if they could get the oil out of the ground. But now oil is barely trading just above $30 a barrel and a growing number of companies can’t pay back their debts.

X-Files’ Creator Tells Us What to Expect From the Show’s Return | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/x-files-chris-carter/

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X-FILES’ CREATOR TELLS US WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SHOW’S RETURN

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IN 1993, CHRIS Carter promised conspiracy-minded television audiences that the truth was out there. In the near-quarter-century since then, scientists have uncovered evidence that there’swater on Marsgrown a flower in space, and once again decided that there’s a Planet Nine

Tesla Model S Can Now Drive Without You | TechCrunch

Today, it released version 7.1 of its software for the Model S and X that includes a “Summon” feature that enables the car to drive itself without anyone inside.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/09/tesla-model-s-can-now-drive-without-you/#.x0dhpm:zel6

How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation | WIRED

China, once known more for manufacturing stuff for the rest of the world and copying everyone else’s IP, is becoming a hotbed of innovation.

Source: How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation | WIRED

How the Internet changed the way we read

In the great epistemic galaxy of words, we have become both reading junkies and also professional text skimmers. Reading has become a clumsy science, which is why we keep fudging the lab results. But in diagnosing our own textual attention deficit disorder (ADD), who can blame us for skimming? We’re inundated by so much opinion posing as information, much of it the same material with permutating and exponential commentary. Skimming is practically a defense mechanism against the avalanche of info-opinion that has collectively hijacked narrative, reportage, and good analysis.

Source: How the Internet changed the way we read