The Dog Days
There are perks to working from home when the temperature is 95 degrees Fahrenheit — namely, working in shorts and eating popsicles all day.
What I Was Writing:
For Medium: Virtual reality is poised to change many things in many ways: exposure therapy for PTSD sufferers; gaming for folks used to interacting with 2D images; and, yes, porn. But what is it like for the people who make the virtual environments propagating the mainstream? Bouts of dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dissociative experiences
For MIT Technology Review: Tim Hwang is a 26-year-old wunderkind shaking the foundations of policymaking in Washington, D.C. He’s the founder of FiscalNote, a digital platform revolutionizing the lobbying industry with data. Smarter lobbyists! Wait a minute…
For CNBC: What Unity Biotechnology is currently doing to fight osteoarthritis is evidently so attractive, it’s managed to secure the attention of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who are both big investors in the California-based company.
If You Missed It:
The self-styled Darth Vader of shark hunting trolls the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Florida’s southern coast, hoisting tiger sharks and hammerheads out by the hundreds. For Popular Science, I went fishing with Mark Quartiano, otherwise known as Mark the Shark. He creates epic fishing experiences for people like Clint Eastwood and Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders. But the conservation community has a bit of problem with that.