Jesse Stone
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Jesse B. Stone loves science and writing. Apologies if you were looking for the "Jesse Stone" played by Tom Selleck in the CBS movies.

From the mind of Jesse

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When AI Rewrites A Pirate’s Tale

Can artificial intelligence really write a coherent story? Jesse tests the limits of a pirate’s tale, originally crafted by hilarious writer Simon Rich.

Jesse Stone
December 14, 2022
Wildcard
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What Is Quicksand and Why Did {Movie} Producers Make It So {Scary}?

Many of us grew up terrified of getting stuck or drowning in quicksand. But to be honest, I’ve never seen it. So what is it, and how did it get its rep?

Jesse Stone
October 28, 2022
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The Pet Era: A {Self-Portrait} of Gifts I Gave My Loved Ones

We all go through phases. Like those awkward years when Jesse gave out pets to his girlfriends and brother. What was that all about?

Jesse Stone
September 22, 2022
Lifestyle, Prompts
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Stranger Things Physics {Phantasy}: Is “The Upside Down” Actually Possible?

As a fan of STRANGER THINGS, you’ve probably wondered whether The Upside Down is actually possible? Well, physics offers some interesting hypotheses.

Jesse Stone
July 8, 2022
Science
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5 Crazy Facts About Your {5 Senses}

Did you know you can see with your tongue? It’s true. And there’s more where that came from. We’ve got a crazy fact for all of the 5 senses.

Jesse Stone
July 6, 2022
Prompts, Science
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The Art of Racing in a Derecho

In which the author learns how stupid it is to try and outrace a derecho on a bike.

Jesse Stone
June 30, 2022
Lifestyle
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The Anomaly, Elon Musk, and {Algorithmic} Enlightenment

A reflection on Hevre Le Tellier’s book The Anomaly, which begs the question: If we are all living in a simulation, then what’s the meaning of life? 

Jesse Stone
May 16, 2022
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How to Think About Infinity Without Going {Completely Mad}

Mathematical concepts can sometimes be difficult. Luckily, Jesse’s here to answer your questions as simply as possible. Like, is infinity a number?

Jesse Stone
March 22, 2022
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What Keeps Me up at Night (It’s Not What You Think)

There are a lot of things that preoccupy Jesse during the day. At night, it’s Goldbach’s conjecture. Read on for the math problem that costs him some z’s.

Jesse Stone
March 9, 2022
Science
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