Reports, Reviews, and inevitable, transparent self-promotion
This is the type of post I'm not a big fan of writing, and you probably aren't a big fan of reading. But, I'm told I'm supposed to do things like this, so, here it goes ....
I appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition on Sunday talking to Rachel Martin about The Last Refuge, Yemen, and US policy. You can listen to our conversation here.
There have also been a couple more review of The Last Refuge posted.
The first was written by J.M Berger, who calls the book a "startlingly elegant debut." You can read his review and critiques at his website, Intelwire, which begins:
The history of Al Qaeda has a prismatic quality, taking on a different color depending on the angle from which you examine it.
Gregory Johnsen's TheLast Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia brings a shockingly fresh perspective to the story, examining the terrorist organization through its tortured relationship with Yemen.
The second review, which was posted this morning, was written by my frequent sparring partner on drones and US policy, Clint Watts, who calls it "undoubtedly one of the best books on al Qaeda I’ve read."
Finally, if you are in New York you are invited to come out to the Overseas Press Club tonight for the official book launch - it is free and details are here.
If you can't make that event - this one with Teju Cole, who wrote a great book - looks promising and where I would be if I wasn't at my own event.
DC-based readers I'll be in Washington tomorrow for an event on Yemen and al-Qaeda at the Brookings Institution along with Daniel Byman and Ibrahim Sharqieh, both very smart guys.
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Beyond Beef sizzles and marbleizes just like real beef, Beyond Meat says.
- Shares of Beyond Meat opened at around $200 on Tuesday morning, falling to nearly $170 by the afternoon.
- Wall Street analysts remain wary of the stock, which has been on a massive hot streak since its IPO in May.
- Beyond Meat faces competition from Impossible Foods and, as of this week, Tyson.
Average waiting time for hitchhikers in Ireland: Less than 30 minutes. In southern Spain: More than 90 minutes.
- A popular means of transportation from the 1920s to the 1980s, hitchhiking has since fallen in disrepute.
- However, as this map shows, thumbing a ride still occupies a thriving niche – if at great geographic variance.
- In some countries and areas, you'll be off the street in no time. In other places, it's much harder to thumb your way from A to B.
A recent study used data from the Big Five personality to estimate psychopathy prevalence in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.
- The study estimated psychopathy prevalence by looking at the prevalence of certain traits in the Big Five model of personality.
- The District of Columbia had the highest prevalence of psychopathy, compared to other areas.
- The authors cautioned that their measurements were indirect, and that psychopathy in general is difficult to define precisely.
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