Two Stanford economists won the Nobel Prize for "improving how auctions work," according to Bloomberg on their YouTube site. But only one of them, Robert B. Wilson, heard about it from the Nobel Committee. They weren't able to get in touch with his colleague, Paul R. Milgrom, but thankfully the two men are neighbors. Here is Wilson knocking on Milgrom's door in the middle of the night to tell him he won. Milgrom sounds half asleep, but utters a "Wow" when he hears the news.
Yesterday, Oxford University mathematician Roger Penrose was awarded a Nobel Prize for proving that black holes could exist. In the December 16, 2018 episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Penrose riffed on weird physics, cosmology, extraterrestrial intelligence, and quantum consciousness. "The Emperor's New Mind: Roger Penrose Talks To Joe Rogan About Quantum Consciousness" (Daily Grail) READ THE REST
One of the perks that comes with winning a Nobel: Access to the bully pulpit. In the last week, Peter Higgs (of boson fame) spoke out against the pressure to publish — pressure that he thinks prevents younger scientists from taking the time to formulate really groundbreaking new ideas. Meanwhile, fellow 2013 winner Randy Schekman… READ THE REST
As cold winter weather starts to settle in over much of the U.S., people are becoming less and less eager to leave the house. Add in the effects of a global pandemic and it's a safe bet to assume we'll all be spending many more hours indoors over the next few months. If you're going… READ THE REST
As you scan your eye across your home office desk, is it all starting to get a little…cluttered? Junk piling up, cords tangled everywhere, even important accessories littered across your workspace might be turning your desk at home into what your desk back at the office looks like. With a little forethought, you can not… READ THE REST
An easy way to scare yourself is to think about how badly you, your finances, your family, and more could be hurt if every scrap of information about what you do online was stolen–like all of your banking information, account access, and passwords. If a cyber-criminal was able to infiltrate your system and steal your… READ THE REST