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Are there any good magazines or similar things you follow?

I got the idea because i'm currently reading this and i like the idea:


Wikipedia says:
"The Journal of Controversial Ideas is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal that aims to allow academics to publish using pseudonyms if they request it.[1][2] Established in 2018 by philosophers Francesca Minerva, Jeff McMahan, and Peter Singer, the journal began accepting submissions on 20 April 2020.[3] According to McMahan, the journal is needed because of the fear among academics about publishing articles that support certain contentious positions.[4] Minerva came up with the idea after experiencing death threats and difficulty finding employment because of an article she wrote on the ethics of newborn infanticide."

I hope it's not getting too /pol/ tier, but for now i stay interested.

Also, i (unironically) read the High Times every now and then since i'm 14 or so. They actually have some really interesting articles in there every now and then but i feel like it lost a lot of quality over the last 10 or so years.
I would definitely recommend a look into the "High Times Greats" category on their website.

I also like the National Geographic.
Was subscribed to it but quit. Maybe i should re-subscribe someday.
No. 55540
There is a German podcast called Methodisch Inkorrekt (Methodical Incorrect) where two physicists try to explain recent scientific papers of all fields, not only physics, which is quite entertaining. Its episodes are quite long though, so I didn't listen to it for a while now. I don't know if there is something similar in English?
No. 64736

The content on math and physics are pretty good and mostly written by well-establised figures in respective fields. But on other topics they have published controversial articles with anti-evolutionary and climate change denial tendencies. I think they are funded by Peter Thiel.
No. 64751
Looks cool, sadly I did not study any STEM. Do you know more about Thiel? Inference is funded by him, according to https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/01/a-science-journal-funded-by-peter-thiel-is-running-articles-dismissing-climate-change-and-evolution/

I wonder what "science start ups" are funded by him, what are science start ups?
No. 64758
>what are science start ups?
I don't know what's specifically meant here, but lots of Technical Universities have "Ausgründungen", usually it's some kind of patent-worthy idea or some kind of process/product a PhD student has developed.
I actually know a guy who did exactly that because they had developed a pretty cool calibration method they could sell.
No. 64759
Read about those thanks to my interest in postwar history. Is it only TUs? A sort of "knowledge transfer" seems to be a thing for all universities.
I was wondering what those science startups might be beyond a certain patent, a sort of mini department or research team. Thinking of Thiel startups that research "eternal life" for instance. At least I read that Silicon Valley billionaires fund that sort of research.
No. 64760
Since I have worked at a TU I can only give a qualified account of how it works there, though I can't quite imagine what you could extract from humanities in the same way.
Another frequent example is diagnostics stuff, a small company specializing in a specific kind of rapid test, or other services such as analytics and so on.
But yeah, these startups would certainly try to get more staff and they're often still associated with their respective institute, with the Prof acting as some kind of "board member".
I have never witnessed any of those fancier startups though, seems like either billionaires burning money for fun or falling for charlatans, of which there are many in the "bleeding edge" fringes.
No. 64763
The 1980s in Germany were a period for a change in science/university policy to bolster the knowledge economy and innovation potential, which also meant changing structures of financing. Things like the "knowledge transfer" between universities and private industry became en vogue. Gründen was highly sought after in order to copy the Silicon Valley success (Innovation). An example is BIG (Berliner Innovations- und Gründerzentrum, est. 1983) or a source would be Christian Schwarz-Schillings speech for the Kieler Wirtschaftsinstitut mid 1980s I think (it was a speech I'm quite sure): Wirtschaftspolitische Ansätze zur Förderung der Gründung neuer Unternehmen im innovativen Bereich
No. 64765
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You can get the CERN courier for free here: https://cerncourier.com/p/magazine/

You can also subscribe to the print issue for free.
No. 64769
I don't know much about him other than that he's a silicon valley venture capitalist with philosophy background who founded or invested many major big techs and some of the most valued cryptos. He is a Straussist who relentlessly pursues his reactionary vision via media and politics. That's why you can see psudoscientists name among nobel prize winners on inference contributors. He probably deems himself philosopher king.

>science startups
I would also guess its about longevity/immortality, strong artificial intelligence or some sort of singularity technology
No. 64770

What does that mean, which personae is beyond that political/social whatever direction?
No. 64772
Leo Strauss, political philosopher. Being a straussist basically means that he thinks he is "too intelligent" and superior to us brainlets.
No. 64774
Ah, I see. Guess that implies elitism and the affirmation of elites and thus hierarchies. A staple of (neo)conservatism and neoreactionaries like Thiel.