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Ferrari won’t produce an EV until after 2025

Sponsored Links Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Ferrari North Europe Just because Ferrari unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid doesn’t mean it’s ready to completely embrace electric cars. Company chief Louis Camilleri told reporters that he didn’t expect the Italian supercar brand to produce an EV until sometime after 2025. It’s not due to hostility or…

The Bayes Appreciation Society

The Bayes Appreciation Society

On our most recent episode of our podcast My Favorite Theorem, my cohost Kevin Knudson and I talked with Sophie Carr, who works as a consultant “finding patterns in numbers,” as she describes it. She is also the World’s Most Interesting Mathematician, according to the Big Internet Math-Off, a fun competition hosted by the Aperiodical this…

The best plug-in smart outlet

By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to plug-in smart outlets. A smart plug can make magic, turning any electronic device into one that can be controlled remotely or put…

Alligators Don’t Play Pick Up Sticks to Lure Lunch

Alligators Don’t Play Pick Up Sticks to Lure Lunch

Do alligators use tools? This isn’t a trick question. A 2013 paper by Vladimir Dinets and colleagues suggested that alligators living near bird rookeries intentionally balanced sticks on their snouts to lure nesting birds into chomping range. One alligator seemed to be successful, in fact, apparently making the most of its dinosaurian cousin’s curiosity. …

Beyond Physicalism

Beyond Physicalism

Philosophy has taken a beating lately, even, or especially, from philosophers, who are compulsive critics, even, especially, of their own calling. But bright young women and men still aspire to be full-time truth-seekers in our corrupt, capitalist world. Over the past five years, I have met a bunch of impressive young philosophers while doing research on the…

FDA clears an interoperable, automated insulin pump

Sponsored Links Tandem Diabetes Care It might soon be decidedly easier for Americans to manage diabetes — the FDA has approved the sale of an interoperable, automated insulin pump for the first time. Tandem Diabetes Care’s updated t:slim X2 can pair with a Dexcom G6 glucose monitor to dynamically adjust your insulin levels and keep…