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The Monday List 48.16 | What We’re Reading This Week

Monday, November 28, 2016 6:04
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Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Each Monday, we’ll link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you. Be sure to check in each Monday morning for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

How Humans Can Force the Machines to Play Fair
Theoretical computer science can be as remote and abstract as pure mathematics, but new research often begins in response to concrete, real-world problems. Such is the case with the work of Cynthia Dwork.


If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?


Maybe the Internet Isn’t a Tool for Democracy After All
Were free modems the catalyst for the Velvet Revolution?


How Pete Kostelnick Ate 13,000 Calories a Day While Running Across America
Here’s what it takes to fuel someone who’s running over 70 miles a day for 42 days


Here’s What Placebos Can Heal—And What They Can’t
The latest research in biochemistry reveals that your brain can actually self-medicate.


Running Into Danger on an Alaskan Trail
“It happened so fast: One moment I was running trails, the next I was staring a black-bear sow in the face, so close I could smell it, wild and pungent and alarming, and I knew it could smell me, too, my fear.”


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