Three things media publishers still don’t know about how the digital future is going to go.
The temple begat the city. Göbekli Tepe—the name in Turkish for “potbelly hill”—lays art and religion squarely at the start of that journey. After a dozen years of patient work, Schmidt has uncovered what he thinks is definitive proof that a huge ceremonial site flourished here, a “Rome of the Ice Age,” as he puts… Continue reading
Sean Trende takes Paul Krugman to the wood shed: Let’s also be clear that an awful lot of this spending is Obama’s spending, not Bush’s. The summary tables for Bush’s last budget (FY09) can be found here. Bush wasn’t doing ten-year budgeting, but his outlays for 2011 were $3.1 trillion, for 2012 were $3.2 trillion… Continue reading
Walter Russell Mead today: Anyway, as the Post now belatedly acknowledges, the movement to stop climate change through a Really Big and Comprehensive Grand Global Treaty is dead because there is no political consensus in the US to go forward. It’s dead because the UN process is toppling over from its own excessive ambition and… Continue reading
The confirmations of Eintein’s General Relativity get more and more precise. This is extraordinary: Now, a team led by Holger Müller of the University of California, Berkeley, has measured the time-shifting effects of gravity 10,000 times more accurately than ever before. They show that gravity’s effect on time is predictable to 7 parts per billion… Continue reading