The Ancient Heresy That Helps Us Understand QAnon

Charlotte, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, says it has animated QAnon conspiracy’s and Trump’s base. BOB GARFIELD If the question is how can something so, you know, bizarre and disjointed flourish in the United States of America, you say agnosticism helps us understand that. Read More: wnycstudios.org

Why Startups Make Major Pivots Before They Succeed

The Rise of the Perpetual PivotIf you ask why companies make major changes to their product on their way from idea to pilot to every subsequent version after that, the short answer is: Because they can. Execution: The Right Product Built and Fulfilled EffectivelyNot all pivots are about pivoting away from disaster; some pivots are about pivoting toward opportunity. Read More: builtin.com

California’s Getting Fracked

The LA Basin is not the only place in California where oil and gas companies are carrying out these high-intensity production techniques. Here’s a map of the 3,014 wells across California where high-intensity production is either planned or already taking place, and the 1,105 wells where waste from these methods is being injected into the ground. Read More: facesoffracking.org

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Where do the survey data underlying the estimates come from? The data underlying the maps come from a large national survey dataset collected between 2008 through 2018 as part of the Climate Change in the American Mind project led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. If you publish a news article, visualization, blog post, or other publication using these data or maps, please include the link to the Yale Climate Opinion Maps website and attribution to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Read More: climatecommunication.yale.edu

How Much Screen Time Should Kids Be Allowed? New Study Urges Stricter Limits

The study analyzed data from over 4,500 kids ages eight to 11 collected by the National Institutes of Health, comparing the amount of time kids spent sleeping, completing physical activity and using screens. For reference, researchers used sleep, activity and screen time recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics; specifically, that kids should get nine to 11 hours of sleep per night, spend less than two hours on screens and get at least one hour of physical activity per day. Read More: redtri.com