Week 201936

Way Before Roller Coasters, Russians Zipped Down Enormous Ice Slides – Atlas Obscura
These artificial mountains were fast, thrilling, and probably very dangerous.
I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me. – The New York Times
Even expecting this, I was bowled over by the scale and detail of the tracking
The vagina lies
Debunking myths, half-truths and misinformation about women’s bodies
Behind the men on the moon, there were thousands of women – The Boston Globe
They did everything from developing Apollo 11’s in-flight software module to weaving copper wire for the spacecraft’s guidance system.
Naturalis Biodiversity Center reopens with a sustainable, future-proof renovation
One Thing We Can Do: Drive Less – The New York Times
Henry Rollins Thinks Punk Rock Will Save Us From Trump
I think what you’re seeing right now is the old guard kicking and screaming as it’s dying off. And that, to me, is 2019 punk rock.
The Misogyny of Climate Deniers
Why do right-wing men hate Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so much? Researchers have some troubling answers to that question.
The Secret History of Dune
Not all of the book’s success is a result of inspired borrowing, but much of the richness and depth in Herbert’s imagined future of religious fanaticism and aristocratic intrigue can be traced to its creator’s talent for appropriation.