Posts filed under “Video”

Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life

Mr. Felton, an information designer who used to work at Facebook, has tracked almost every aspect of his life, from the miles he’s walked to the average length of his personal conversations.

Category: Data Analysis, Video

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a few midsize black holes known.

Dying stars form modest black holes measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun. At the opposite extreme, most large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole with a mass tens of thousands of times greater. Just as drivers traveling a highway packed with compact cars and monster trucks might start looking for sedans, astronomers are searching for a middle range of the black hole population and wondering why they see so few.’

 

 

 

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Category: Science, Video

John Oliver on Police Militarization

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.

Category: Legal, Video, War/Defense

Help Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply


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Category: Employment, Technology, Video

The Science of Climate Change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) rips into Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for blocking a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change

Deniers are “Ignorant, out of touch, crazy”

Published on Jul 29, 2014

Ain’t no cure for stupid.

Category: UnScience, Video

Why the American economy grows faster under Democrats

Another classic correlation versus causation issue:

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Category: Bad Math, Video

Firing Managers to Solve an Investment Problem

This industry is skewed towards the interests of asset managers, not asset owners, Stefan Dunatov, CIO of Coal Pension Trustees Ltd., believes

 

SoDI: Solving the Investment Problem—Fire the Managers

Category: Video

Smarter and Less Smart As We Age

Academic Eric Johnson explains the impact of intelligence on finances at an Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum

 

 

Via Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Video

Economics Gurus Get Schooled at Camp Kotok

Every summer, financial luminaries like Paul McCulley of PIMCO spend four days at Camp Kotok, an annual summer retreat in a remote part of Maine.

Category: Video

BNN: One-on-one (with me)

Frances Horodelski interviews Barry Ritholtz, Chairman and CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management & founder, the Big Picture blog.

 

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Source: BNN

Category: Media, Video