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Are Aliens Plentiful, But We’re Just Missing Them?

Are Aliens Plentiful, But We’re Just Missing Them? – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

If the Fermi Paradox is the question of “where is everyone,” the answer is, “not within 40 light years of us,” which doesn’t tell us very much about intelligent life in the Universe at all.

medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/are-aliens-plentiful-but-were-just-missing-them-ca4c4b503b58/

‘Low Confidence’: there’s no DNA test for culture

‘Low Confidence’: there’s no DNA test for culture

You can’t understand the history of colonisation via DNA results, or even the history of your own family.

overland.org.au/2018/01/low-confidence-theres-no-dna-test-for-culture/

An Anthropologist Explains Why We Want to Eat Tide Pods

An Anthropologist Explains Why We Want to Eat Tide Pods

But it’s not uncommon to make candy colorful, even blue, in order to attract children. That association never really goes away, even for adults.

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/tide-pod-tasty-toxic-laundry

 

Karl Smith is a New Zealander living in Melbourne, Australia. He's an art and design, tech, and pop culture enthusiast. Previous gigs include musician, concierge, picture framer, designer and product manager.