Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Links!

Leading off this week is this incredible story: Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity.

From Wally, and this is an excellent rabbit hole: BREAKFAST: Eating the World Every Morning. As bad as the Titanic: RMS Empress of Ireland. This is fascinating: Why Should a Melon Cost as Much as a Car?

A slew of terrific links from C. Lee. First, it's The Grim Crime-Scene Dollhouses Made by the ‘Mother of Forensics’.  Not many people can say they saved the world: Stanislav Petrov was declared to have died on September 18th. This is an excellent read: The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul.

From Steven Davis, and it's a top-ten headline: How Many Cows Was a 16th-Century Tapestry Worth? Ask the Met. This is so excellent: The Millionaire Machine - Numberphile. I highly recommend this: Levi's Wokes - SNL. This is fascinating: Bell's Theorem: The Quantum Venn Diagram Paradox.

From jdv, and this is a great story: Hogwarts Express rescues family stranded in Highlands.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is terrifying: A Disturbing Film About the Night in 1939 When 20,000 American Nazis Rallied in New York City.

From Geoff Engelstein, and don't forget about the Halloween costume count: See the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Your State.

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