Date archives "October 2018"

Why I Started “The Huffington Post For Testicles”

For the last two years, K. Thor Jensen has written hundreds of clickbait articles about testicles, every one for a good cause.


Sean Kimerling, a New York sportscaster who died of testicular cancer in 2003.

They say the mark of a good writer is the ability to spin gold out of straw: to take any topic, no matter how obscure or ridiculous, and turn it into compelling prose that people want to read.

http://folks.pillpack.com/why-i-started-the-huffington-post-for-balls/

We Don’t Need Uber

There are populist alternatives to Uber that don’t come with a side of moral confusion.

Uber is in turmoil. Soon after former Attorney General Eric Holder’s investigation into the company’s alleged culture of sexual harassment and misconduct was completed, CEO Travis Kalanick announced he is taking a leave of absence. During a meeting to discuss Holder’s findings, board member David Bonderman made a sexist comment. He resigned Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the company was recently hailed for losing just $708 million in the first quarter of this year.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjq7gn/we-dont-need-uber

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fight malaria

Fungus specifically targets mosquitoes, is safe for humans and other insects

Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/uom-mfe061217.php

These 8 hardware startups are tackling some of society’s biggest problems


We have been hearing stories after stories of the poor in India using WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube on their budget smartphones and about how the internet is transforming their lives. But India is still deficient in basic necessities like water, healthcare, electricity, infrastructure, or education – more than half of the country’s people have scarce access to these.

https://www.techinasia.com/8-hardware-startups-for-social-impact