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Recent articles by Adam:

I settled the gas stove debate with a $69.99 induction cooktop from Ikea

As cities move to ban gas stoves, I tried going all-electric in the kitchen. The results left me fired up. → Read More

Why do people buy crackpot conspiracy theories?

Belief in conspiracy theories isn't driven by ignorance, or isolation, or insanity. It's something far more common — and way, way scarier. → Read More

This scientist was irked by the phrase 'hella' big — so he created 2 new units of measurement

Forget millimeters and megatons: Scientists have approved official names for stuff that is super large or crazy small. We live in a ronna-sized universe now. → Read More

Is the urge to start a company caused by cat feces?

A new study of wolves underscores a strange link between being an entrepreneur and having a brain parasite → Read More

The weird, worrisome mystery behind America's plague of purple streetlights

Streetlights in a bunch of major cities are turning purple. Is it just a fluke — or a warning of the chaos to come? → Read More

The only thing Elon Musk understands about Twitter is how to kill it

Musk declared that Twitter is a "collective cybernetic super-intelligence." Which reveals how little he understands about his new plaything. → Read More

Sure, Twitter and Facebook have deepened polarization — just not in the way you think

A new theory suggests that social media didn't make America more divided by driving us apart. It made America more divided by bringing us together. → Read More

New research found the pandemic made us grumpier, and it's surprising experts

Insider's Adam Rogers talks to The Refresh about how the pandemic changed core parts of our personalities. → Read More

Baristas in San Francisco went on strike. Their robot co-workers went right on serving

The coming robot apocalypse threatens to pit humans against machines. Here's how to make peace with your future coworkers, before it's too late. → Read More

A new study confirms it: The pandemic turned us all into jerks

Natural disasters usually bring out the best in people. But researchers found that the pandemic made us meaner. And lazier. And more introverted. → Read More

I binge-listened to tech podcasts for a week, and what I learned about Silicon Valley is kind of scary

There are approximately a zillion shows by VCs and startup founders. So I tuned in to a bunch of them to see what I could learn about tech investing. → Read More

What science says about the best investor pitches. (It ain't pretty.)

When it comes to pitching investors in Silicon Valley, research shows that charisma and a good story are more important than a sound business plan. → Read More

You may soon be able to link your brain directly to your computer

Tech startups are racing to be the first to implant computer chips in everyone's brain — and two mind-link devices are already in human trials. → Read More

50 shades of apocalypse

Climate change is turning the sky green. And orange. And brown. But thanks to a quirk of evolution, the cataclysmic light show may be what saves us. → Read More

The case of the vanishing abortion data

The Supreme Court didn't just overturn Roe v. Wade — it made it harder to conduct research that would protect women's health. → Read More

'Crazy stuff is happening at my work': Silicon Valley engineers are really freaking out right now

The anonymous job site Blind offers a window into the extreme anxiety gripping the tech industry. → Read More

Studies show that driving turns people into jerks — and the nicer the car, the worse the driver

The roads are deadlier and more rageful than ever. And evidence is mounting that big, expensive cars are to blame. → Read More

Why search sucks

Search engines like Google are what made the digital age possible. So why is it so hard to find something as simple as an email? → Read More

Elon Musk wants to kill baby sea turtles

SpaceX's launch pad in Texas would scorch a fragile ecosystem. But to Musk — and thinkers known as "longtermists" — that's a reasonable tradeoff to get to Mars. → Read More

New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices. → Read More