Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, an absolutely fantastic read: The Leak Prosecution That Lost the Space Race. Also, and this is a long and tangled read, but a fascinating story, it's The Life and Murder of Stella Walsh, Intersex Olympic Champion.

From Steven Davis, and this is utterly insane: New Camera Allows You to Zoom in to the Surface of the Moon. Way In. Next, and this is terrific, it's The Librarian Who Changed Children’s Literature Forever. This is a great read, but man, it's depressing: These People Are Among Us But Not Of Us: How a 125-year-old mass lynching tried to make America great again. Next, and this is amazing: 'Brain training' technique restores feeling and movement to paraplegic patients. This is a fascinating video: Gotta Groove Records - The Artist's Preferred Record Pressing Plant.

From Christopher S., and this is a fascinating read: The True Story of the ‘Free State of Jones’.

From Andrew, and if you were curious about how live sporting events can "enhance" the sound, this will explain it: The Sound of Sports.

From Wally, and this is both interesting and beautiful: Historic Center of San Gimignano. Next, and this is incredible, it's Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground. Next, and this is both funny and bizarre, it's Parrot Tries To Cat.

From Brian, and this is mind-blowing: Library of Babel.

From Eilidh, and this is a terrific read: There's a Section of Yellowstone Where You Can Get Away with Murder.

From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: Thanks to This Man, Airplanes Don’t Crash Into Mountains Anymore. This is an excellent read: Secrets and agents George Akerlof’s 1970 paper, “The Market for Lemons”, is a foundation stone of information economics. This is a terrific read--about ants: Meet the worst ants in the world.

From Jason, and this is an intriguing story: Bang! The Brown Mountain Lights are back in business.

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