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Week van 15.05.2022

Floods, fires, coral bleaching: Politicians leading the country to climate catastrophe
Foresight and prevention is more effective and cheaper than disaster recovery and cure. We still have time, but precious little of it.
The Stories Behind Severance’s Eerie Office Design
Mid-century furniture, out-of-time desktop computers, and childish “incentives” build the series’s office as haunted playground aesthetic.
Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type—before you hit submit
‘Burnout tech’ seeks to identify signs of workers’ mental distress by reading Slack messages and email
Philippines election: torture survivors from Marcos era in shock after son’s win
Factcheckers say Ferdinand Marcos Jr was overwhelming beneficiary of a flood of online disinformation before poll
A Messy Table, a Map of the World
Dutch still life paintings like this one do more than depict luxurious objects. They narrate history on a global scale.

Week van 8.05.2022

So the $35 sculpture you got at an Austin Goodwill was looted from a museum during WWII. Now what?
Laura Young thought she had gotten a deal. She then grew attached to the marble bust while she tried to figure out how to return it.
The Heresy of Christian Nationalism
God doesn’t bless America. That’s not how this works. I’m sorry to break it to you, Bible Belt Christians—but that’s just how it is.
Why we're switching from Wordpress to Kirby CMS
The Climate Game — Can you reach net zero?
See if you can save the planet from the worst effects of climate change
What is a life-changing realization you wish you had sooner?
from Ask MetaFilter
What happens to women's rights when democracy backslides
From Nazi Germany to Mussolini’s Italy, fascists worked to repress the rights of women by restricting education and abortion rights. Now, there are echoes of that past again.
Data Broker Is Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Abortion Clinics
It costs just over $160 to get a week's worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards.
Health Benefits Of Edible Bugs That Will Make You Say “Pass The Crickets”
Whether you’re consuming them as a protein powder or the intact critters themselves, here’s what you need to know about the vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats you can get from crickets and other edible insects.
Facebook Doesn’t Know What It Does With Your Data, Or Where It Goes
“We do not have an adequate level of control and explainability over how our systems use data,” Facebook engineers say in leaked document.
The 6 Best Mobility Exercises for Longevity
Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.

Week van 1.05.2022

These Giant LEGO-like Building Blocks Let You Build Your Own Livable House
Beyond WCAG: Losing Spoons Online
There are only enough hours in the day, but for some there are also only enough spoons. Find out what spoons—or a shortage of them—means in a digital context
Remains of Ancient Giant Sea Creatures Found In Swiss Alps
“Those that we find in the Alps are really kind of ghosts,” said the study's lead author. “We know they are there. We know they're giant."
103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known
Global warming will happen faster than we think
Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor.
A severe heat waves is gripping India. It's not even summer yet.
March maximum temperatures were the highest in 122 years. Temperatures late this week could near April records.
The Worst-Case Scenario for Elon Musk's Twitter
Better Things finale: The FX series marks the end of an era.
Before the streaming boom succumbed to algorithmic rot, anything was possible.
Climate activist Wynn Bruce dies after setting himself on fire outside of US Supreme Court
'This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for at least one year.'
Twitter: Elon Musk takeover announced with Tesla titan to shell out $44bn
Entrepreneur will pay $54.20 cash per share and deal is expected to close in 2022

Week van 24.04.2022

Why are women philosophers often erased from collective memory?
The history of ideas still struggles to remember the names of notable women philosophers. Mary Hesse is a salient example
De twee-eenheid Schiphol en KLM is al lang geen motor meer van onze economie
De economische opbrengsten van meer vluchten en meer passagiers wegen niet op tegen de overlast. Maar: ‘Je krijgt te maken met een oer-Hollands gevoel en met Hollands glorie.’
Design Principles
Muting your mic reportedly doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio
Robert Eggers on ‘The Northman’: Directing Is an ‘Insane’ Job
The director explains why he sought out such difficult conditions, why he won’t talk with an actor about a character’s back story and why the box office matters.
Opinion | Riding a Bike in America Should Not Be This Dangerous
Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?
Macron zou Frankrijk bij elkaar brengen – het liep anders
Als Macron aankomende zondag wordt herkozen, begint hij in veel opzichten weer bij nul.
Netflix’s Bad Habits Have Caught Up With It
Netflix announced the shocking news Tuesday that for the first time in a decade, it actually lost subscribers during a fiscal quarter
How to Move Your Team Toward Async-First Communication
Advice for team leaders and team members who want to bring more calm, focused productivity to the workplace
Mud-caked feet, berries for breakfast and hiding from hunters: my life as a deer
When still a teenager, Geoffroy Delorme dropped out of his lonely childhood to live among the animals in the woods of Normandy – and stayed for seven years. What did it do to him?
Skara Brae - World History Encyclopedia
a Neolithic Age site, consisting of ten stone structures, near the Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland. Today the village is situated by the shore but when it was inhabited (c.3100-2500 BCE) it would have been further inland.
How to spot great remote jobs
The Joel test for remote work