Friday, March 09, 2018

Friday Links!

This is one of the best links collections we've ever had.

This is one of the most beautiful and poignant pieces of writing that ever existed. I'm not even going to tell you what it's about, but it's a sledgehammer, and if you only read one link this entire year, read this one: The Fourth State of Matter: A week in the author’s life when it became impossible to control the course of events.

This is a wonderful story on hacking the lottery: Jerry and Marge Go Large.

This is an amazing story, and it's not the first time: Is The Freshman Dominating Maryland High School Basketball Actually 20 Years Old?

This is both fascinating and useful to all of us who have a design interest in these little things: The Shape of Ancient Dice Suggests Shifting Beliefs in Fate and Chance.

From DQ Reader My Wife, this is a powerful and incredibly moving story: A 'Bright Light,' Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness.

From Steven Davis, and this is remarkable: Biological Pest Control: Bat Towers. Next, and this is stunning, it's World's Oldest Cave Art Found—And Neanderthals Made It.

From Ken Piper, and this makes sense: How ski warfare created biathlon.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is fascinating: What the world’s largest family tree tells us about marriage and death in the West. Next, and this is quite a story: The French Cruiser ‘Emile Bertin’ Escaped Halifax With a Belly Full of Gold. I do not want to have this job: Japan is trying to get doddering drivers to give up their licences.

From Wally, and this is interesting: Time Travel Cheat Sheet. This is truly fascinating: Voyages in sentence space. The title sounds dry, but this is really interesting: Average Annual Population of NYC Neighborhoods, 2010-2014. This is very, very nice: Delaware Linemen Help Get The Power On in Puerto Rico.

From Brian Witte, and this is incredible: New study tracks the evolution of stone tools.

From Fredrik Skarstedt, and don't blink: The Rubik's Contraption.

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