A man served me sushi on a quiet street in Tokyo last night. Each morning he visits the markets to purchase fresh fish, and each evening he prepares the fish for his customers, practiced hands working a heavy cleaver that looks as old as he does. After handing me a plate of…
Fiction, consumed incautiously, eventually bleeds into reality. I used to watch Naruto on Thursday evenings after school. It was always a huge relief to…
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My friends, mostly from school, are consistently surprised when I mention that I regularly meet up in person with people from Twitter. In fact, I find…
This is the first post in a series on the biochemical mechanisms behind pattern baldness. I’m an independent researcher, so I’m mostly self-funded—if…
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“Metals make up a significant fraction of Chinese exports.” “Unfortunately, purchasing metals from China indirectly funds their military, increasing…
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I turned twenty-four today. I left two jobs this year. The first time was like the tadpole, swimming as he has for countless days past, who suddenly…
Insulation. Make sure to get good grades in high school—you want to get into college, right? Make an impression on your professors; you need their…
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I spend my free time studying the origins of life from a mathematical and computational perspective. Today, a year after I started work on this problem…
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