Does The US Need To Think About Flight School?
In this period of national planning and re-evaluation, should Americans be taking a long hard look at their aviation skills and get back into the cockpit?
Let's forget for a moment the recent commercial accidents in American air space and consider our military prowess. It's not what it was in the dogfight days of Top Gun. Foreign militaries have been far more resourceful than the American military by taking Russian components and technologies and applying them to their own air fleets. India recently trounced the US in war games over the central Pacific which took American pilots completely off guard. The F22, they say, is still the world's most revered military flying machine, but we're no longer the only country flying them. See the full report card from the skies in the Atlantic's podcast.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
It turns out the human scalp has an olfactory receptor that seems to play a crucial role in regulating hair follicle growth and death.
- Scientists treated scalp tissue with a chemical that mimics the odor of sandalwood.
- This chemical bound to an olfactory receptor in the scalp and stimulated hair growth.
- The treatment could soon be available to the public.
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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