I’ve been an avid reader of Harper’s magazine for quite some time. I normally go to the back of this monthly gem where the Findings segment is found before reading the lengthier stories/reports. Below are some of the tidbits I found particularly interesting:
The sense of justice resides in the amygdala.
The U.S. military reported progress in its cyborg-insect program and in building robots that can power themselves by eating the bodies of those they kill; the developers have promised that all “EATR” robots will be told not to eat people.
Studies of humankind’s original states—in China, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Peru—suggest that the emergence of bureaucracy catalyzed predatory imperial expansion