What kinds of connections?
Pink | Cellularity
Pink is for girls and blue is for boys, right? You’d be surprised. And in how many ways is that not entirely right?
Single-celled organisms are small and simple. Multi-cellular forms of life are large and complex, right? Not so fast.
Ethical Insiders | Ants
What connects Jerry Maguire, the Trump Administration, Goldman Sachs, the Nature journal,
the IMF and more?
Of course ants colonies are highly organised and protected with sophisticated weapons. But in how many others ways are ant societies similar to complex human civilization?
Prices | Night-vision
Supply-demand graphs are the most basic way to understand markets. But educated people also need to know the obvious caveats in the real world.
How are night-vision goggles a cool way to explain what climate change really is? And in what other ways is infrared light connected to climate change?
What does it offer?
The inter'angle memo is published twice a month. It is far more than a newsletter or aggregator: every issue tries to present new angles for looking at the world, across a wide range of topics.
It is mainly aimed at students writing applications, journalists writing pitches, researchers writing proposals and writers - anyone who needs to come up with new things worth pursuing - but also anyone who is curious and wants to understand more and better.
Its main features are explained on the right (or below on mobile). The tweets below give an indication of the range of topics (economics, language, science, geopolitics, maths, films, history, sports and more).
But tweets have a character limit. Really the best way to get a feel for what you'll be getting is to read a sample issue.
For anyone about to apply to a school or job, write an article pitch or research proposal, new ideas are how you will set yourself apart. The more you read, the wider your horizon is, the sooner you will get that one original idea. But there's no time to read it all! If you only have a few hours a week for calm retentive reading, wish you had hand-picked links to spend that time on?
It's not just what and how much to read, but why something is worth the time. About 70% of the time (that's what the numbers indicate), the memo will put side by side, two things that you might otherwise not have. Because they might be from different times, different topics, different countries or simply not at all analogous at first glance. Creativity thrives on making new links between seemingly unrelated ideas.
It will also consistently try to show that the world is not what it seems and hence, more interesting and more complex than it appeared yesterday. One month, the memo may contain stunning facts about a business or animal; in a few months, it will show that even that was not the complete picture. That's the second 'why'.