"Onion" Editor Sits for America's Finest Interview
Joe Randazzo, editor of one of the most successful root vegetable-themed newspapers ever to emerge from Madison, Wisconsin, sat down with Big Think this afternoon.
In an hourlong conversation, BT grilled Randazzo about his publication's chronic inaccuracies, which according to an independent fact-check appear in nearly 100% of its stories. Also addressed was the death of one of the paper's most popular columnists, Herbert Kornfeld, under mysterious circumstances in which the Onion staff itself is rumored to have been involved.
The interview will be posted in mid-December.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
As the world gets hotter, men may have fewer and fewer viable sperm
- New research on beetles shows that successive exposure to heatwaves reduces male fertility, sometimes to the point of sterility.
- The research has implications both for how the insect population will sustain itself as well as how human fertility may work on an increasingly hotter Earth.
- With this and other evidence, it is becoming clear that more common and more extreme heatwaves may be the most dangerous aspect of climate change.
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