Fascinating: “The work goes a long way toward demonstrating what astronomers have long believed, but are still at pains to prove rigorously: that a supermassive black hole lurks in the heart not only of the Milky Way, but of many observable galaxies. The hub of the stellar carousel is a place where space and time… Read More The post The Monster at the Heart of the Milky Way appeared first on The Big Picture.
Cool set of graphics from CarbonBrief showing data from 70 peer-reviewed climate studies to show how global warming is projected to affect: Oceans, Ice, Temperature, Rainfall, Drought, Storms and flooding, Crops, Nature, Economy, & Health: Click to display all the data. Source: CarbonBrief Source: CarbonBrief The post Impacts of Climate Change appeared first on The Big Picture.
As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, Americans are demanding real solutions to climate change – and they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Watch the full trailer for “Paris to Pittsburgh,” our new documentary film produced in partnership with RadicalMedia. The film premieres Wednesday, December 12th on the National Geographic Channel and will… Read More The post National Geographic: Paris to Pittsburgh appeared first on The Big Picture.
The Impact of Higher Temperatures on Economic Growth Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, August 2018, No. 18-08 Riccardo Colacito, Bridget Hoffmann, Toan Phan and Tim Sablik What happens to the economy when it gets hot outside? Despite long-standing assumptions that economic damage from rising global temperatures would be limited to the agricultural sector or… Read More The post The Impact of Higher Temperatures on Economic Growth appeared first on The Big Picture.
This is amazing: One of the world’s first drone delivery services is all the way in rural Rwanda, where 27 year-old Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana earns a living by launching and retrieving self-flying planes. Nizeyimana was drawn to not only the technology of his employer Zipline but also its mission: to deliver blood to remote hospitals,… Read More The post Hospital Blood Delivery By Drone appeared first on The Big Picture.
The transcript from this week’s MiB: John Carreyrou on Theranos & Bad Blood is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. Our earlier podcasts can all be found on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and Bloomberg. ~~~ ANNOUNCER: This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. BARRY RITHOLTZ, HOST, MASTERS IN BUSINESS: This… Read More The post Transcript: John Carreyrou on Theranos appeared first on The Big Picture.
This week, we speak with John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer-prize winner, and author of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou first became aware of Theranos via a Ken Auletta column in the New Yorker, Blood, Simpler. The story of how Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University after her freshman year to launch blood-testing… Read More The post MiB: John Carreyrou on Theranos & Bad Blood appeared first on The Big Picture.
This week, we speak with Todd Harrison, founder and portfolio manager of CB1 Capital. CB1 is a healthcare hedge fund focusing on cannabinoid-based solutions and bio-pharmaceutical applications and therapies. Todd learned his craft on the derivatives desk at Morgan Stanley, before moving on to Galleon Group, then becoming President and Head of Trading at Cramer… Read More The post MIB: Todd Harrison, CB1 Capital appeared first on The Big Picture.
Interesting observation from Torsten Sløk: States with a high level of opioid prescriptions have a lower labor force participation rate, see chart below. Source: Torsten Sløk, Ph.D., Deutsche Bank Research For more, see also here. The post Opioid Crisis Versus Labor Force Participation Rate appeared first on The Big Picture.
Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.… Read More The post Wanderers by Carl Sagan appeared first on The Big Picture.