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Week 201724

Looking for new books to read? Book recommendations without the cover
Read the first page of a book without judging the cover. If you’re hooked, click the reveal button and find out more.
What’s Wrong with Apple’s New Headquarters | WIRED
How to Make Your Website Accessible to People Who Use a Screen Magnifier
The 100 best solutions to reverse climate change, ranked
America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding
Sites such as GoFundMe and GiveForward are poised for a wave of medical appeals if Trumpcare leaves millions uninsured
The State of CSS
As the first comments states: You don’t throw a hammer away because you bought a drill. Chances are, you’re going to run into some nails eventually.
Houdingcorrigerende kleding | Anodyne
Social Cooling
If you feel you are being watched, you change your behavior
Beyond Curie—a design project celebrating women in STEM
The truth is, there are numerous women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made incredible advances in their fields, and never earned the recognition they deserve.

Week 201723

American Nazis in the 1930s – The German American Bund
You’re Going To Talk To All Your Gadgets. And They’re Going To Talk Back.
It’s your voice. And it’s the biggest shift in human-computer interaction since the smartphone.
The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken
The Answer Is Never
Rewriting the false narrative of childlessness.
Let her speak!
One woman’s battle to be heard, and why we should all speak up
Roman Roads – Sasha Trubetskoy
A subway-style map of Roman Empire roads circa 125 A.D.
The Oldest Human Fossils Ever Discovered Have Stories to Tell
A day without Javascript
The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes
I visited the garment factory workers who could lose their jobs to automation. But could robots also change their lives?

Week 201722

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida – The New York Times
You’re thinking: “Child marriage? That’s what happens in Bangladesh or Tanzania, not America!”
Debating the Pros and Cons of Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
The Harder They Fall » Mike Industries
On music, grunge, youth and Chris Cornell
A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps
I wrote a script that takes monthly screenshots of Google and Apple Maps. And thirteen months later, we now have a year’s worth of images.
Little Things I Like to Do with Git
Ladies Who Lotion – The Hairpin
An inescapable TV trope, and an Instagram account dedicated to following it.
Daring Fireball: Fuck Facebook
Treat Facebook as the private walled garden that it is. If you want something to be publicly accessible, post it to a real blog on any platform that embraces the real web, the open one.
Floating labels are problematic
Feather – Simply beautiful open source icons
Verslag Alpe d’Huzes
Go Tjerk!

Week 201721

‘The Internet Is Broken’
@ev Is Trying to Salvage It –
It’s not what you think
Tribute to Chris Cornell
You should’ve asked
On mental load and equality
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
‘Star Wars’ Flashback | Hollywood Reporter
When No Theater Wanted to Show the Movie in 1977
Barack Obama on food and climate change | The Guardian
‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’
We believe that perfect suede heels should be part of every woman’s shoe collection.

Week 201720

Some Americans spend billions to get teeth whiter. Some wait in line to get them pulled.
Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet’s
The famed nurse was also an early practitioner of marshaling statistics to advance social causes.
Introducing Stack Overflow Trends
On a typical day, developers ask over 8,000 questions on Stack Overflow about programming problems they run into in their work. Which technologies are they asking about, and how has that changed over time?
Design Better Data Tables –
data is meaningless without the ability to visualize and act upon it
The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada
Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend
‘Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page.’
If Americans Can Find North Korea on a Map, They’re More Likely to Prefer Diplomacy
Here’s How Facebook Knows Who You Meet In Real Life
Systems Smart Enough To Know When They’re Not Smart Enough
There are two problems here: bad info and bad presentation. I’ve got some thoughts on how designers of data-driven interfaces can get better at the presentation part to help caution users about inevitable bad info.
Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52
Representative for singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, said his death was sudden and unexpected
The Secret Life of Urban Crows
When TV Logos Were Physical Objects

Week 201719

How working less could solve all our problems. Really.
Why There Are No New Social Networks – The Ringer
There’s the big five — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat — and then a series of fringe social media services unable to break through with invention. Why are we stuck in a cycle of sameness?
There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth’s climate warms
‘American Gods’ Found the Right People at the Right Time
Neil Gaiman’s novel, long considered unfilmable, is finally on TV.
dBud – Kickstarter
Volume adjustable earplugs with clear, safe sound by EarLabs
Andrew W.K. on Death Metal – VICE
It makes me feel better about being alive.
We Converted $100 Into As Many Currencies As Possible
Turning $100 into $8.20 in 34 steps.

Week 201718

The Love and Terror of Nick Cave | GQ
The Myth of a Superhuman AI
The rise of the useless class
"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."
That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think
article by The New York Times
SQL is 43 years old
here’s 8 reasons we still use it today
People think juice is good for them. They’re wrong.
The truth is that fruit juice, even if it is freshly pressed, 100 percent juice, is little more than sugar water. Yet many Americans believe that juice is good for them.
How to Undo the Damage of Sitting – 7 Simple Exercises
Reckon you’ve seen some stupid security things? Here, hold my beer…
Science Fiction Interfaces
Hidden Giants in the wilderness of Copenhagen
5 Highlights from ‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary Reunion
A legendary line-up of speakers retold iconic behind-the-scenes stories and shared mutual, little-known memories.
Aleutian Dreams – Corey Arnold – Photographer

Week 201717

What you need to know about the French presidential election
Hollywood’s New Script
You Can’t Make Movies Without China
Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s worst places to be a woman, has just been put on the UN commission to promote gender equality
‘Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief’
The Longer the Race, the Stronger We Get
At the outer edges of endurance sports, something interesting is happening: women are beating men
Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago? Get the Facts
A new study has dropped a bombshell on archaeology, claiming signs of human activity in the Americas far earlier than thought.
The Boring Company | Hacker News
Reactions to the video for highway tunnel proposals

Week 201716

The Blood of the Crab
Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that’s been around since the dinosaurs be saved?
The Biblical Tale of Noah’s Ark Revised to Account for Climate Change – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
History of Iron Maiden’s Album Art
The secrets to a truly restorative vacation
Is the Internet Ruining Tattoos?
Robert Taylor, Man Who Invented Internet, Dies at 85
In 1966, Robert Taylor transferred from NASA into ARPA, and saw an immediate opportunity and an immediate problem on his first day on the job.
Minimal, responsive, style-agnostic CSS framework
Why being grumpy at work is good for you — Quartz
Research also suggests being forced to fake happiness for long periods of time can cause physical and emotional health problems, from depression to cardiovascular conditions.
Who’s who in Versailles?
A guide to the French court
reMarkable | The paper tablet
Here to replace your notebooks, sketchbooks and printouts. Paper-like reading, writing and sketching with digital powers.
The Real Story Behind the Spiritual Black Metal Blues of Zeal and Ardor’s ‘Devil Is Fine’

Week 201715

Iosevka is a slender monospace sans-serif and slab-serif typeface inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono, designed to be the ideal font for programming.
Anything Men Can Do I Can Do Bleeding – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency