ETHICS — Immortailty is all I seek – Francesca Minerva & Adrian Rorheim for ftn.media: The promise of eternal is more real than ever. This makes the ethical implications also more real than ever.
DEBATE — Nananana… I can't hear you! – Elaine Ou for bloomberg.com: In the case of the Google engineer, that criticized the gender orthodoxy, “it appears that the ideological echo chamber extends beyond Google’s campus”.
MEDIA — You're doing it wrong – Conor Friedersdorf for www.theatlantic.com: If most media didn't even attempt to accurately report on the “Google Manifesto” regarding diversity, how can they expect to have a positive impact?
SCIENCE — Triple gold – Peter Rüegg of ETH Zurich for futurity.org: A new version of genetically modified rice contains multiple micronutrients, rather than just one, overcoming a limitation of early modified rice plants.
ENERGY — Is the tank still full? – Hannah Ritchie for ourworldindata.org: Spoiler alert: We will probably never run out of fossil fuels.
ENVIRONMENT — Bottle of bull – Tim Worstall for www.adamsmith.org: Recycling is good. But there are cases when it is too expensive and doesn't yield any environmental benefit.
POLITICS — Trouble in the Caucasus – Katie Shoshiashvili for speakfreely.today: Russia is constantly threatening and bullying Georgia. Why we should care.
SPACE — To boldly go – Patrick Caughill for futurism.com: Nigeria's first satellite has reached in Space and serves as a reminder that Africa's progress is fast, bold, and – unfortunately – mostly unnoticed.
POLITICS — Merkel it is, Schulz it ain't – Charles Collard for capx.co: “For as long as Germany is economically and politically strong, there will be no drama and there will be no change: Merkel will remain chancellor.”
AUTOMATION — Like an aircraft carrier. But for deliveries. – Andrew Liptak for www.theverge.com: Amazon is laying the foundations for mobile bases that serve as automatic hubs for delivery drones.
CULTURE — Bodypainting with light – Hayato Ando with a video on vimeo.com: This stunning visual art performance shows how far motion detection and computing have come.