Listening to the music of ancient Greece (Aeon)
by Armand D’Angour
For more than 100 years, scholars believed they would never know how ancient Greek poems originally sounded when set to music. New clues are making it possible to recreate that music and see how it connects with the more recent Western musical tradition.
Is Apple really a giant? (The Conversation)
by Jerry Davis
Apple is now the biggest company ever, according to the headlines. But it’s not even among the top 50 employers in the U.S. Judging corporations by market cap creates an outsize image of tech giants compared with companies like Kroger and GM that have a significant physical presence in the world.
How psychopaths live (The Cut)
by Katie Heaney
What does it really mean to be a psychopath? A psychological researcher and a woman diagnosed as a psychopath break down the reality behind the psycho-killer movie clichés.
Could drones eclipse suicide bombs? (The Washington Post)
by Nicholas Grossman
An attempted assassination-by-drone of Venezuela’s president reflects the growing use of the tools by non-state actors. From ISIS recruiting videos to new bombing methods, drones have the potential to become a weapon of choice for militants without a military budget.
Maybe race-blind populism won’t save the Democrats (The Atlantic)
by Elaine Godfrey
Many Democrats assume that the way to win over the most voters of all races is talking about health care and inequality in non-racial terms. But a new study suggests that naming race could be a key to victory.
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