Your August IQ Points Have Arrived

My monthly installment of amazing content. Enjoy …

Another nail in the coffin of getting regular checkups — metastudy

This video will probably change your life …

Squeezed: What You Don’t Know about Orange Juice — book

Venture capitalists and the illusion of picking the big winners ahead of time — CB Insights report

Venture capitalists strongly favor good-looking males — studySmart helmets are coming:

The (causative) relationship between salt and hypertension was largely made up — says Gary Taubes

Science is broken — says the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine

Robert Parker Unable to Identify Wines He Has Praised — the ruthless business of wine rating and hero worship meets its match in a blind tasting.

The Music Lab experiment explained in plain english — NYTimes Magazine article

How the algorithms on Wall Street actually work — video (not for the squeamish)

The amazing story of polywater

You’re on the verge of getting a cold. Is there anything you can do to lessen its impact?

How filters both help and blind us.

New CRISPR DNA base editor expands the landscape of precision genome editing

A device that analyzes your food using a spectrometer.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Climate Curious, and The Nine Act Structure. He gives speeches to audiences around the world and online. His full body of work is at

Provocateur, professional heretic, slayer of myths, speaker of truthiness to powerfulness, and defender of the Oxford comma.