Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, from DQ Guitar Advisor David Gloier, and it's a wonderful read: 'Our Saturn years': Cassini's epic journey to the ringed planet, told by the people who helped make it happen.

From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: How Banking Innovations Helped Fuel Art History’s Greatest Moments. A thought-provoking essay: You Are the Product.

From Wally, and this is utterly fascinating: 1812: The Bitter End. Here's a forgotten piece of hockey history: NHL came close to shutting down during World War II. This is tremendously interesting: How Do You Decode a Hapax? (Also, What’s a Hapax?) Fun from start to finish: How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster.

From C. Lee, and this is concerning: Space-Mutated Bacteria Could Be Bad News For Humans. A good explanation of bad science: The new study suggesting sitting will kill you is kind of a raging dumpster fire. Ass-kicking: DNA evidence from a female Viking warrior’s grave shows bias is in the eye of the beholder. This is genuinely awesome: This Clever Math Trick Makes It Easy to Check Your Work.

A second block of links from C. Lee. First, it's Think Correlation Never Implies Causation? Not So Fast. This is remarkable: A condom to save a new mum's life. This could be quite amazing: Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab.

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