Thursday, November 28, 2019

Holiday Links (Long Reads)

Long reads only (plus one personal link). Happy holidays!

This is fascinating: The Strange Life and Mysterious Death of a Virtuoso Coder.

A great piece: Masterpiece Theater: A Dutch Gallerist made Thousands of Forgeries and Passed Them Off as Work of Real Artists. When He Was Caught, a New Con Began.

A terrific read: The Wild Ones: People said that women had no place in the Grand Canyon and would likely die trying to run the Colorado River. In 1938, two female scientists set out to prove them wrong.

Amazing: Masterpiece Theater: A Dutch Gallerist made thousands of forgeries and passed them off as the work of real artists. When he was caught, a new con began..

Here's a remarkable article about the son of a friend of mine: A professional golfer had to relearn how to walk, talk and remember. What happened next is remarkable.

This is very interesting: Don’t Blame the Internet for New Slang.

This beautifully written and painful to read: This is How You Lose Your Mind.

This is wonderful: The Mister Rogers No One Saw.

This is incredibly disturbing: How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster.

This is a brilliant piece of investigation: Pony Dobbins has been accused of sexually assaulting...  Yeah, I changed the first letter in the first and last name, but you can figure it out. A meticulous, multi-part series.

This is from Wally, it's a long read, and it's stunning: Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished

Chris Meadowcraft sent this in (not a long read, but excellent): Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’.

This is quite amazing (not a long read); Ayahuasca alters brain waves to produce waking dream-like state, study finds.

Okay, this isn't a long read, but man, it's fantastic: First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Is a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes.

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