Week 201930

How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders
In Italy, it’s not that television made voters more conservative. Instead, Durante said, it seems to have made them more vulnerable to the anti-establishment stances favored by the country’s populist leaders of all persuasions.
500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade
Rutger Hauer Is Dead at 75 (1944 – 2019)
The 101 people, ideas and things changing how we work today – BBC Worklife
The world of work is in transition. Are you ready?
Buffalo – Rapid Web Development in Go
A Go web development eco-system, designed to make the life of a Go web developer easier.
All-time temperature records tumble again as heatwave sears Europe
Highs in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium exceeded for second time in 24 hours
Unlimited Fuel and Hearts of Steel: Flooring It for 40 Years on the “Highway to Hell”
AC/DC’s breakthrough album turns 40 years old today — here’s our retrospective on a record so goddamn rock-‘n’-roll that it hardened into musical permanence.
Woodstock ’99 Was a Violent Disaster That Predicted America’s Future – VICE
The well-documented, pervasive misogyny of Woodstock ’99 is more relevant to America in 2019 than the "free love" politics of its original iteration.
Europe’s Cities Weren’t Made for This Kind of Heat – CityLab
A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change.
Duidelijker wordt het niet: de klimaatverandering van nu is echt uniek | De Volkskrant
Twijfelen of de mens het klimaat wel opwarmt, is nu toch echt een achterhoedegevecht geworden. Een reeks nieuwe analyses, gelijktijdig gepubliceerd…
Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner, dies aged 75 | Film | The Guardian
Dutch actor renowned for his role as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci fi epic, was equally at home in Hollywood and European cinema
A Molecular Hurdle Might Make Weight Loss Even More Difficult – The Atlantic
A new study in mice points to how cell biology, not willpower, might be the root of yo-yo dieting.
The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy – VICE
BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there’s too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.