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  • Living in a Conspiracy Nation

    We are in a spectacularly unprecedented moment in our nation’s history. If you do not believe that is the case, perhaps these two recent news reports in completely sober (and even socially conservative) publications will persuade you. Charlotte Alter reports from my home state of Wisconsin for Time magazine: In more than seven dozen interviews conducted in Wisconsin in early September, from the suburbs around Milwaukee to the scarred streets of Kenosha in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake...
  • Radioactive Diamond Batteries That Last for Thousands of Years

    A pair of researchers from the University of Bristol have formed a company called Arkenlight to try to make diamond batteries out of nuclear waste that can potentially power devices for thousands of years. The betavoltaic batteries work by releasing beta radiation, which excites semiconductor material to produce electricity. These types of batteries don’t put out much power — they can’t replace your iPhone battery for example — but they do their thing for a loooong time. Arkenlight is focused...
  • Sudan Ends 30 Years of Islamic Law by Separating Religion, State

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  • Elon Musk is now the third-richest person in the world. Here's how much he's worth

    Musk passed Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg as shares of Tesla continued their rally after undergoing a stock split.