Reader View · ~16 min read · Jun 16th · A growing and influential intellectual movement aims to understand why human progress happens – and how to speed it up. Garrison Lovely investigates. · Shared by 1581, including Jeff Jarvis, Tactical Tech, Miguel Angel Escotet, John Nosta
Reader View · 2021-10-07 · The size of scientific fields may impede the rise of new ideas. Examining 1.8 billion citations among 90 million papers across 241 subjects, we find a deluge of papers does not lead to turnover of central ideas in a field, but rather to ossification of canon. Scholars in fields where many papers are published annually face difficulty getting published, read, and cited unless their work references already widely cited articles. New papers containing potentially important contributions cannot garner field-wide attention through gradual processes of diffusion. These findings suggest fundamental progress may be stymied if quantitative growth of scientific endeavors—in number of scientists, institutes, and papers—is not balanced by structures fostering disruptive scholarship and focusing attention on novel ideas.
Web of Science data are available from Clarivate Analytics (<https://clarivate.libguides.com/rawdata>). Disruption score data () are from Lingfei Wu, with replication data at <https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/JPWNNK>. Aggregate data used to produce figures are available at <https://github.com/advrk/PNAS2021>.
: #ref-4 · Shared by 186, including M.J. Crockett, Nicholas Van Dam, Uta Frith, Danielle Fong 💁🏻♀️, Patrick Collison, Paul Kedrosky, Gabriele, Jonathan Blow, felix salmon, sarcastic_f, Cedric Paternotte (@email@example.com), Timothy Caulfield
Reader View · 20+ min read · 2021-04-27 · Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism. · Shared by 314, including Peter Kolchinsky, Daniel Kraft, MD, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (is offline), Josh Wolfe, Carrie Brown, Lee Keyes, Erik Brynjolfsson, Philanthropy News Digest, Michael Arrington 🏴☠️, Craig Spencer MD MPH, Jeff Jarvis, Steve Case, Gary Marcus, Gay_Men_4_Life, Barry Ritholtz, David Wallace-Wells
The period from 1916 to 1920 marked the last point in which a major reversal in global life expectancy would be recorded.
Reader View · 2 min read · May 31st · 3 IDEAS FROM ME I. “Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment.” II. “Your habits are how you embody a particular identity. When you make your bed,… · Shared by 1228, including Katja Evertz, Neil Hart 💙
Author Leo Tolstoy on the opinions of others: “If you care too much about being praised, in the end you will not accomplish anything serious.
Reader View · 10 min read · 2021-06-26 · One of the real challenges that we’re facing is that we don’t have a lot of information · Shared by 440, including Matt Navarra, Adam Tinworth ☕️, Maria Bustillos, Marshall Shepherd, Simon C, PNASNews, Thomas Pleil, Brian D. Earp, Ph.D., Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. 🌎🎙🚀 (he/him), Marsha Collier, luis antónio santos
The paper argues that our lack of understanding about the collective behavioral effects of new technology is a danger to democracy and scientific progress.
Reader View · ~20 min read · 2021-04-28 · The long read: It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain · Shared by 400, including Luke Robert Mason, Alice Wong 王美華, Ida Bae Wells, Tsion Firew, MD, MPH, Guy Longworth, Deborah Blum, Naomi Klein, Bruce Lawson, Emmy van Deurzen☀️🌍 🌻🌹🌳🇪🇺🇫🇷🇳🇱🇬🇧🇺🇸⭐️, Mathew Ingram, Carlos del Rio, Helen De Cruz, Steve Keen, William Gibson, David Weigel, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson 🐙, Jason Stanley, Akshat Rathi, Jeff Jarvis, Bethany Brookshire
Things will settle down eventually. Of course, they will. But we don’t know who among us will survive to see that day. The rich will breathe easier. The poor will not.
Reader View · 9 min read · 2021-12-02 · What we eat needs to be nutritious and sustainable. Researchers are trying to figure out what that looks like around the world. · Shared by 403, including Carla Gentry, Gerd Leonhard, Tom Raftery (Mastodon: @firstname.lastname@example.org), Roger Highfield, 𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙯 💡, Nico Müller 🇺🇦, Matthias Lampe
“which sea foods can we choose that are healthy for the ecosystem as well as healthy in the diet”