Trove – 5 Things Worth Reading

English: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and...

English: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, during his European Tour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Trove’ is a weekly compilation of stories and articles that have captured my attention and compelled me to read on.

I didn’t get much reading done this week…enough though, to cobble together this week’s list; which appears to heavily favor New York publications. This week we hear from Paul Krugman, who always makes things sound so easy; we continue on last week’s climate change thread, by looking at some strange and scary fixes that could become a reality if things don’t change soon; an insightful look into the history of our higher education system and how colleges fight to balance the need to make money and provide high quality education, with the need to keep tuition from becoming even more out of reach; an amazing, sad, and brave story of a woman who experienced tragedy and went through a unique transition to put her family’s life back together; and finally, as Facebook grapples with their IPO troubles, a great journey through Mark Zuckerberg’s growth as CEO and how his leadership style is turning Wall Street upside-down…Happy reading!

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Trove – 5 Things Worth Reading

Adam Yauch, Bestie Boys at Brixton Academy - 0...

Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys at Brixton Academy – 05/09/07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Trove’ is a weekly compilation of stories and articles that have captured my attention and compelled me to read on.

This week we look at the review of a recent study shedding new light on how social interactions underlie the evolution of intelligence; a recent Nature report that compares the productivity of industrial and organic agriculture; a look into the life of the kid who, in 2007, became the first person to ‘unlock’ the iPhone and who went on to perform similar feats on Sony’s PS3; a book which explores how human culture and lifestyle manipulate our internal clocks, causing ‘social jet-lag’; and finally, a look back at Adam Yauch’s life, how The Beastie Boys impacted music, and how they impacted us…Happy reading!

  • How social interaction and teamwork led to human intelligence | ScienceDaily
  • Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture? | Mother Jones
  • George Hotz, Sony, and the Anonymous Hacker Wars | The New Yorker
  • Cuckoo | New York Magazine
  • MCA, Kid Forever: How the Beastie Boys United Us by Never Growing Up – Jack Hamilton | The Atlantic

Trove – 5 Things Worth Reading

Arianna Huffington attending the premiere of T...

Arianna Huffington attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Trove’ is a weekly compilation of stories and articles that have captured my attention and compelled me to read on. This week we look at theoretical physics and how government spending has impacted its progress over the last 50 years, The Huffington Post’s origins and implications for the future of news, technology’s effects on culture and if the Internet is any different, a woman’s powerful journey through infertility, and finally, a psychologist’s insight into our dwindling rate of personal conversations. Happy reading!

  • The Crisis of Big Science by Steven Weinberg – A look at government spending has impacted efforts to find the origins of the universe | The New York Review of Books
  • Six degrees of aggregation – How The Huffington Post ate the Internet | Columbia Journalism Review
  • The Call of the Future by Tom Vanderbilt – “Today we worry about the social effects of the Internet. A century ago, it was the telephone that threatened to reinvent society.” | The Wilson Quarterly
  • Yearning for Conception: The Art of Waiting – A woman’s insightful journey through infertility | Orion Magazine
  • The Flight From Conversation – Sherry Turkle, author, most recently, of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other | NYTimes.com

Trove – 5 Things Worth Reading

‘Trove’ is a compilation of stories and articles that have captured my attention this week and compelled me to read on. This week we look at education, fatherhood, industrial farming, and why baseball is more than just a game. Happy reading!

  • Why Civics Class Should Be Sexy – Eric Liu | The Atlantic
  • Pain Is A Gift, And Other Notes From A Terrified Father During A Seven-Week-Premature Birth – Drew Magary | deadspin.com
  • Why Don’t Farm Animals Get the Respect Pets Do? – Mark Bittman | NYTimes.com
  • Will Stanford and Silicon Valley Transform Education? – Ken Auletta | The New Yorker
  • What Baseball Does to the Soul – Colum McCann | NYTimes.com