Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Friday Links!

Links are going up early in case you find yourself bored on Thanksgiving. And I'm taking Friday off so Eli 21. 3 can play tennis in 40F weather and other questionable things. 

From David Gloier, and this is a terrific read. You’ve Almost Certainly Been Duped by a Bird. And here's a video I saw this week as a follow-up: European Starlings are so good at mimicry, they can even do human speech

From Wally, and this is adorable: An adorable reaction to seeing well for first time. This is substantial: Close to Mojave, the largest aircraft in the world was spotted with operational engines and a brand-new test cargo

From Cyriel, and it's a fantastic read: The Demon River

From Meg McReynolds, and every corgi is a good corgi: Corgi Chaos: A Race for Glory at the Steeplechase of Charleston.

From C. Lee, and what a huge surprise: Fossil Fuel Interests Paid for Pro-Hydrogen Study, Boston Globe Reports. Yikes: Company fined after worker dies from fall into pot of molten iron twice as hot as lava. Digital advertising in sports is a plague: The NBA Just Banned Off-White Uniforms for the Most Annoying Reason. It's a brutal problem: California tries to harness megastorm floods to ease crippling droughts. This is a disgrace: They rallied in D.C. on Jan. 6. Now they’ll join Congress. This is a fascinating technical problem: Stealth Planes Still Have One Very Visible Problem: Contrails. This is a terrific and thoughtful read: Everyone is Beautiful and No One is Horny: modern action and superhero films fetishize the body even as they desexualize it. This is a shame: Feds force New Jersey to yank tongue-in-cheek highway safety messages

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