Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Links!

Two fascinating stories to to lead off. First, The 20-Year Quest to Track Down Every Bird-of-Paradise Species Before They Vanish. Next, it's The Painful Price of Becoming Jackie Chan. One more, a cautionary tale: How to Lose Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Amazon.

Okay, one more still. I keep running across terrific articles this week: The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson's Archives.

From Wally, and this cat is a superstar: Goalkeeper Cat Blocks Ball Every Time. This is an excellent read: The secret travel club that's been everywhere. This is incredible: Meet the workers who build an entire city of ice every year.

From Steven Davis, and I'd never heard of this: Skyfish Rods.

From Meg McReynolds, and this is a touching, incisive essay: Her Left Hand, The Darkness.

From C. Lee, and it's provocative: Science funding is a mess. Could grant lotteries make it better? This is interesting: What People Actually Say Before They Die. A unique kind of therapy: What It’s Like to Visit an Existential Therapist. This is intriguing: The Brain Maps Out Ideas and Memories Like Spaces. Okay, I will: An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It.

From Chris Meadowcraft, and maybe it's time for me to appreciate Ringo a bit more: What makes Ringo a Great Drummer - Tribute by Sina. This guy sounds like a lot of other guys in tone, but what he says about trends is thought-provoking: Gradually, Then Suddenly.

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