Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and boy, it's stunning: How At the Gates took 7 years of my life – and nearly the rest.

This is a gripping, genuine piece of writing: The Weight I Carry: What it’s like to be too big in America.

Both incredible and idiotic: How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa. This is amazing: Blue Pigment in 1,000-Year-Old Teeth Links Women to the Production of Medieval Manuscripts.

From Tim Jones, and it's wonderful: London Medieval Murder Map (pay special attention to the altercations).

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's terrific: Buddhist Monks Are Flexing on Twitter to Protest a Japanese Traffic Law.

From C. Lee, and this could be huge: Scientists Have 'Hacked Photosynthesis' In Search Of More Productive Crops. This is terrifying: Study Shows Precisely How Nazi Infrastructure Enabled the Worst of the Holocaust. I'm game: The Norwegian Art of the Packed Lunch. George Orwell was an optimist: Learning China’s Forbidden History, So They Can Censor It.

From Wally, and this is very clever: Out-of-this-world spaceship designs based on everyday objects. I may never eat again: Buttered Popcorn Oreos Are in the Works, and TBH, I Don't Know What to Feel. The title doesn't sound like it, but this is quite poignant: ‘Can We Honor Your Service with a Steak, a Malibu Chicken, or the Jumbo Crispy Shrimp?’

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