James Mishra

James Mishra

9 posts

  Sep 14, 2020

Did Scientists Really Find Life on Venus?

(They didn't, but they did find some interesting signs...)...

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  Sep 06, 2020

David Prorok Can Rap. And So Can You.

He is on a mission to teach anybody how to rap....

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  Aug 23, 2020

COVID-19 is Turning Universities into Trainwrecks

If you were about to go to college, consider taking a gap year....

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  Aug 06, 2020

Why Mental Illness Might Hold the Key to Strong Leadership

It may turn out that being a little neuroatypical might make someone a better military or political leader....

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  Jul 23, 2020

What Is GPT-3 and Why Is It Talking to Us?

Silicon Valley is buzzing because of GPT-3, which is the newest piece of research from the Elon Musk-backed research institute OpenAI....

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  Jul 09, 2020

What the Tech Industry and the Media get Wrong About "Cancel Culture"

There is a roaring debate between voices in Silicon Valley and the journalists that cover them over "Cancel Culture"--specifically whether journalists are acting maliciously when negatively reporting on or criticizing figures in tech. But both sides are denying the truth....

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  Jun 30, 2020

If We Met Space Aliens, Would We Have to Kill Them?

The Chinese science-fiction author Cixin Liu challenges that in his popular series The Three-Body Problem, which explores what human interaction with space aliens might look like [...]...

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  Jun 22, 2020

How K-Pop Fans Became Heroes of the Black Lives Matter Movement

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis kicked off a political movement around the world, Korean pop music fans have since banded together in a large and unlikely group of activists. [...]...

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  Jun 22, 2020

Ten Books About the History of Record Labels

The way the music industry behaves in today's digital age often goes all the way back to the inventions of the radio and the phonograph. These ten books--listed in no particular order--are some of my favorite for figuring out how record labels have grown and evolved over the past few decades. [...]...

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