Author: DPstaff

Friday Poem: Digging

Between my finger and my thumbThe squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my…

I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself

Marisa Wright at The Millions: In Glynnis MacNicol’s second memoir, I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself, pleasure…

The Strategy Behind One of the Most Successful Labs in the World

Luke Gebel et al in Nature: The Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in…

Lockdown Nostalgia: I Miss Only Caring About What Really Matters

by Tara Isabella Burton at Wisdom of Crowds: It is easy to be nostalgic for…

Presidential Debate: Will this Election Come Down to the “Double Haters”?

Liz Wolfe at Reason: Many have theorized that the fence sitters in this election aren’t…

The Evolution of Empire

The trite answer to the question of why empires fall is that they become victims…

Thursday Poem: ‘Poem for the Father’

And it was thenthat with a tongue dead and cold in the mouthhe sang the…

If You Worry About Climate Change Damages You Should Listen to Just Stop Oil

Sarah Kerr at The Conversation: Climate activists Just Stop Oil launched a protest at Stonehenge,…

Wednesday Poem: Defeat by Kahlil Jibran

Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness;You are dearer to me than a thousand…

Yeats and the Sense of an Ending

Civilisation is hooped together, broughtUnder a rule, under the semblance of peaceBy manifold illusion; but…

Researchers Say Chatbots ‘Policing’ Each Other Can Correct Some AI Hallucinations

by Shelly Fan at Singularity Hub: This week, a new study in Nature offers an…

Tuesday Poem: Blonde Bombshell

By Lynn Emanuel at Poetry Foundation: Love is boring and passé, all that old baggage,the…