“strong evidence against the frequently debated negative effects of playing violent video games”

Does playing violent video games cause aggression? A longitudinal intervention study | Molecular Psychiatry

“A shutdown of ocean convection in the subpolar North Atlantic, triggered by enhanced melting over Greenland, is regarded as a potential transition point into a fundamentally different climate regime”

Increased risk of a shutdown of ocean convection posed by warm North Atlantic summers | Nature Climate Change

“In the United States, where gun shops outnumber all Starbucks, McDonald’s, and grocery stores combined, the National Rifle Association sued Florida for passing a bill that would raise the minimum age for buying rifles from 18 to 21, ban bump stocks, and introduce a three-day waiting period for gun purchases within the state, where 17 people were recently killed in a school shooting carried out by a 19-year-old armed with an AR-15 rifle.”

[Weekly Review] | March 13, 2018, by Niya Shahdad | Harper’s Magazine

“The humanzee is both scientifically possible and morally defensible.”

The Case for Making Chimp-Humans

officials were concerned that there were too many cobras. To reduce their population, people were paid for each cobra killed. When the administrators found out that some people had started to breed cobras to kill them and collect the reward, they stopped the scheme. The farmed cobras were set free, causing the population to explode.

This is the so-called cobra effect, which describes how incentives in complex systems can have unintended consequences which exacerbate the problem they were trying to solve.

Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous Academic | Higher Education Network | The Guardian