It’s yet another Sunday, and so it’s time to get down and boogie. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:
- New technologies are often derided as “toys” before becoming ubiquitous, mass-market consumer goods. Steven Sinofsky of Medium’s Learning By Shipping blog has an entertaining history of this phenomenon. Is VR the next “toy”? Now that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are out on the market, we’ll know soon enough.
- Ian Leslie of The Guardian has a lengthy rundown of how nutrition science has shifted away from demonizing fat to demonizing sugar. A lot of the research advocating for low-fat diets is now coming under question. As someone who would rather avoid these debates, I suggest doing what your parents told you, and just eat a balanced diet.
- Christie Aschwanden and Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight highlight the research of David Broockman and Joshua Kalla, the political scientists who uncovered the Lacour affair last year. Their work proposes and tests an effective method of changing people’s opinions on transgender rights.
That’s all for now, folks. Continue boogieing!