Automatic Norm Examples by Robin Hanson – Fourteen questions faced by academics. Many people treat these as if they are governed by clear norms but the issues are actually divisive.
Revisiting Evidence Malaria Eradication In The Americas by The GiveWell Blog – “I reviewed the Bleakley study and mostly support its key findings: the campaigns to eradicate malaria from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, and perhaps the American South as well, were followed by accelerated income gains for people whose childhood exposure to the disease was reduced. The timing of these events is compatible with the theory that rolling back malaria increased prosperity.”
2017 A Year In Science by Elo – A long list of last year’s scientific breakthroughs. Nobel Prizes. Bonus section including births and deaths.