Thursday, June 13, 2024

Friday Links!

It's a great week for long reads (the first six links, in fact).

From David Gloier, an astonishing article: The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined

A fantastic read: Inside Mexico’s anti-avocado militias

This is both sickening and an absolutely fine piece of journalism: How Did This Climber Get Away with So Much for So Long?

From Meg McReynolds, and what an amazing read: The Universe Is Not Locally Real, and the Physics Nobel Prize Winners Proved It

I saw this first on RPS on Sunday, and it's a deep, deep dive into packaging: World in a Box: Cardboard Media and the Geographic Imagination

This is a tremendous, fascinating read: Neutrinos: The inscrutable “ghost particles” driving scientists crazy.

An amazing and wonderful bit of news: Elephants call each other by name, study finds.

From Wally, and it's no love story: Romance Writers of America has filed for bankruptcy. What’s next? 

From C. Lee, and it's a mesmerizing read: Ozempic: Reshaping Desire Since 2023. Niche yet useful knowledge: Thawing Vacuum Packed Fish. An excellent read: How to Raise Your Artificial Intelligence: A Conversation with Alison Gopnik and Melanie Mitchell. Related: Why AI is Harder Than We Think. This is amazing: Drug that ‘melts away’ tumours hailed as ‘gamechanger’ for some bowel cancer patients. This is terribly sad: Social media posters abroad fuel hatred of Kurds in Japan. Who knows, really? Updated Formula on Alien Intelligence Suggests We Really Are Alone in the Galaxy. A fascinating video: The Rapid Collapse of the Swedish Mechanical Calculator Industry. The titans of the gaming industry have created the conditions for their demise: You can’t make AAA games for just one platform anymore. I'd rather have an 8K filter, were it possible: Artificial Nostalgia: Behind the Trending PS2 Filter

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