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2021 w32

De VVD is een existentieel gevaar voor Nederland
Klimaat: Nederlandse politici die het als hun taak zien om het bedrijfsleven te dienen zijn een regelrechte ramp voor de klimaatcrisis, concludeert Thijs Kleinpaste.
American Shoppers Are a Nightmare
Customers were this awful long before the pandemic.
The strange domain names that developers bought
Not every domain is serious business. Here's a few of the fun ones that we at Stack Overflow owned, as well as those owned by our community.
IPCC Report: My Climate Tipping Point
Understanding global warming intellectually is not the same as feeling its presence in your daily life—or seeing photos of a 50-foot wall of fire.
The woman who rifles through New York’s garbage – exposing the city’s excesses
Anna Sacks documents her ‘trash walks’ on social media, shining a light on the everyday shame and indignity of producing and living with so much waste
The era of 'rapid' climate change has begun
Here's what the new IPCC report says, and what it doesn't, about the most important moment of our lives.

2021 w31

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’
Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform
Safari isn't protecting the web, it's killing it
The most unbelievable things about life before smartphones
The Matilda Effect
the term coined by science historian Martha Rossiter to describe the too-common situation of a man getting credit for groundbreaking work done by a woman.
Coding with Character
If you spend all day looking at code, letters, and characters—why not make it fun?

2021 w30

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.
Some have been used in hospitals, despite not being properly tested. But the pandemic could help make medical AI better.
Gender Bias in the OR Is a Hazard to Patient Safety
Conflict and toxicity can make teams more prone to errors
Monks Wood Wilderness
60 years ago, scientists let a farm field rewild – here's what happened
What Will Happen to My Music Library When Spotify Dies?
If your entire collection is on a streaming service, good luck accessing it in 10 or 20 years.
Why Managers Fear a Remote-Work Future
Like it or not, the way we work has already evolved.
What mRNA is Good For, And What It Maybe Isn’t
Canterbury Cathedral stained glass is among world's oldest
The analysis indicates that some of them may date back to the mid-1100s
Extreem seksisme bij Activision Blizzard
het zoveelste #metoo-moment voor de gamesindustrie?

2021 w29

Sundown Towns Are Still A Problem For Black Drivers
A Vaccine Or This Marriage: Conspiracy Theories Are Tearing Couples Apart
"He said if I take the vaccine I could pack my bags and leave his kids here."
Why do roads, rail, and infrastructure cost so much to build in the US?
This is why the US can’t have nice things.
Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)
The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
Tarrare - Wikipedia
a French showman and soldier, noted for his unusual appetite and eating habits
HIV Vaccine
Why Are We Incapable Of Making A Shot For AIDS 37-years Later, When We Had Several For COVID-19 In A Few Months?
AskReddit: What's the most random fact you know about?
Examining Mythological Parallels
Pull up a chair to some food for thought and let’s take a look at similarities in Greek and Norse mythology.
Three Cheers for Socialism
An enormous number of Americans have been persuaded to believe that they are freer in the abstract than, say, Germans or Danes precisely because they possess far fewer freedoms in the concrete.
Opinie: Den Haag, het klimaat laat zich niet demissionair verklaren: ga aan de slag
De nabije waterramp van de afgelopen week laat zien dat het klimaat voor onze neus op hol slaat. Hoogste tijd voor de politiek om hard in te grijpen.
Hair ties and no heels: The evolution of female superhero costumes is finally here
'Black Widow' and 'Loki' are two examples of a promising trend that stops over-sexualizing female comic book characters and just lets them kick ass — in boots instead of heels.
The 50 Best Dystopian Movies of All Time
We remain captivated by stories of societies gone wrong and the struggle of individuals to overcome.

2021 w28

MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century
New Research Shows We’re on Schedule.
The Formidable Charm of Omar Sy
How the star of “Lupin” pulled off his greatest confidence trick.
A New History Changes the Balance of Power Between Ethiopia and Medieval Europe
For centuries, a Eurocentric worldview disregarded the knowledge and strength of the African empire
The Forgotten Interventions
The long history of US intervention in other countries’ elections has been omitted from discussions of Russia’s alleged meddling.
Victorian Society Ladies Defended Their Honor With Jiu-Jitsu
A lady never starts a fight. But she will finish one.
Yes, All Men - by Jessica Valenti
Only a small percentage of men attack women, but the majority let it happen
Cut Out the Middle Tier: Generating JSON Directly from Postgres
PostgreSQL has built-in JSON generators that can be used to create structured JSON output right in the database, upping performance and radically simplifying web tiers.
Here Come the Fall Tour Cancelations | MetalSucks
Study Projects a Surge in Coastal Flooding, Starting in 2030s
In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will experience rapidly increasing high-tide floods, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels caused by climate change.
The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine?
Caffeine makes us more energetic, efficient and faster. But we have become so dependent that we need it just to get to our baseline
Opinion: Richard Branson's disappointing space jaunt
Mitigating further climate damage is the most urgent challenge currently facing the planet -- one which should interest the world's billionaires far more than that of stepping just over the well-trod threshold of space.
The lie of “expired” food and the disastrous truth of America’s food waste problem
Stop throwing your food away.