MIT team successfully tests a new method for verification of weapons reduction.
The host of Hardcore History has written his first book, The End Is Always Near.
- In his debut work of nonfiction, Dan Carlin discusses the last 6,000 years of apocalyptic moments.
- The podcaster talks about the choices we're collectively facing in view of the historical record.
- Carlin warns against judging past deeds on current standards, as we're setting a bad precedent on future generations.
Recognizing the opportunity the future holds can help you better manage the challenges to come.
- Effective leadership comes from, in part, an understanding of the challenges the future might hold.
- Because optimists are able to focus the opportunities the future presents — instead of the impossibilities — they make great leaders.
- An understanding of science plays a part in more clearly seeing the future, which contributes to better decision-making as a leader.
A second step is to determine where violence concentrates and who is most at risk.
For decades, Americans sprayed the notorious pesticide DDT all over their homes and fields. But it turns out we may have known about — and ignored — a safer alternative used by the Nazi regime.
- DDT, or dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, was an extremely popular pesticide during World War II up until the '70s, when it was banned.
- DDT was believed to be extremely safe, but it turns out this was only due to enthusiasm for the pesticide drummed up by its efficacy during World War II.
- Researchers have uncovered a far more effective pesticide that Allied forces wound up ignoring, in part because of its association with the German forces.