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Why no one has died in a commercial passenger jet crash in over a year

Why no one has died in a commercial passenger jet crash in over a year

“I contacted Dispatch and discussed with them that I was uncomfortable taking the aircraft with an unknown reptile condition.…” the pilot wrote.

medium.com/popular-science/why-no-one-has-died-in-a-commercial-passenger-jet-crash-in-over-a-year-d6e3623edc7e/

Who Owns Aokigahara?

Who Owns Aokigahara?

Japan is a prop in these videos, and in the case of Logan Paul, sadly, Japan’s very serious problem with suicide was a prop. For the past year I’ve been doing research on media representations of Aokigahara inside and outside Japan…

gradland.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/who-owns-aokigahara/

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or YouTube, Chrome is a powerful entry point in the company’s vast toolbox.

www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216/google-chrome-only-sites-internet-explorer-6-web-standards/

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Andy Warhol’s Whimsical Drawings Before He Went Pop

Andy Warhol’s Whimsical Drawings Before He Went Pop

A new book collects Warhol’s early hand-drawn illustrations and accompanying texts, reproduced faithfully and filled with wit and whimsy.

hyperallergic.com/416162/andy-warhols-whimsical-drawings-before-he-went-pop/

Fukushima’s surfers riding on radioactive waves

Fukushima’s surfers riding on radioactive waves

“We will only know the true consequences of our time in the water 20 years from now.”

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/08/fukushima-surfers-riding-radioactive-waves-160826095748798.html

Why did Google think LaVar Ball founded the NBA?

Why did Google think LaVar Ball founded the NBA?

The search engine continues to produce errors in its attempt to provide quick and easy answers to queries.

theoutline.com/post/2838/why-did-google-think-lavar-ball-founded-the-nba/

Pinterest’s Third Way

Pinterest’s Third Way – NewCo Shift

Ben Silbermann and company have built tech’s most misunderstood platform. 2018 could be the year it breaks out with a model markedly distinct from its Valley cousins.

shift.newco.co/pinterests-third-way-a1877c5f1001/

Astronomers Debunk the ‘Alien Megastructures’ Theory About that Weird Star

Astronomers Debunk the ‘Alien Megastructures’ Theory About that Weird Star

Over 100 people collaborated on the newest study about KIC 8462852.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbp7wy/astronomers-debunk-the-alien-megastructures-theory-about-that-weird-star/

Daily Links (Doom and Gloom Edition)

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

The MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power.

www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/economic-inequality/524610/

Earth will start becoming a desert by 2050 if global warming isn’t stopped, study says

Earth will start becoming a desert by 2050 if global warming isn’t stopped, study says

More than 25 percent of Earth will experience serious drought and desertification by the year 2050 if global warming is not curbed, according to a new study by the journal Nature Climate Change.

www.newsweek.com/earth-desert-2050-global-warming-768545/

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Australian man uses snack bags as Faraday cage to block tracking by employer
Tom Colella used mylar snack bags to block GPS tracking via his employer-assigned personal digital assistant to go out to play a round of golf—more than 140 times—while he reported he was offsite performing repairs.

Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account
“I didn’t do any crime or anything evil, but I feel like Pablo Escobar,” he said, “and slowly it’s getting really annoying.”

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The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex
Pan Pan saved his species by being really, really, ridiculously good at sex.

The Surprising Evolution of Dinosaur Drawings
Since the 1800s, paleoartists have tried to imagine what prehistoric creatures looked like—with wildly different results.

Scarlet Fever is Making a Comeback
Scarlet fever, a disease that struck fear into the heart of parents when cases surged in the days of yore, appears to be making an unexpected and puzzling comeback in parts of the world.