- “Ancient Termite Megapolis as Large as Britain Found in Brazil“
- It turns out that everything you think about Ben Franklin’s support for turkeys is wrong
- Encouraging news about the potential of carbon removal technology
- Men who were more concerned with inadequacy were far more likely to vote for Trump
- The key part of this is the lack of correlation you find in support for McCain or Romney, which makes this a uniquely Trump phenomenon. I don’t endorse the framing of the data in this post, but I do think the finding is interesting enough to read anyways.
- Interview with the newly re-crowned World Chess Champion hinting that he might have retired if he lost
- Also includes his thoughts on the problem of an increase in the propensity for draws in chess
- George H. W. Bush’s unlikely friendship with Dana Carvey, his SNL counterpart
- How Restaurants got so Loud
- Hint: the acoustics of minimalist/industrialist interior design
- How to Maximize Your Earnings as a Camgirl (Mildly NSFW)
- Fascinating look into what goes into making a popular/profitable cam show. The tidbits on how to use male psychology to increase tips and viewers are particularly worth reading.
- “Did a “Tunguska-like, cosmic airburst event” “obliterate civilization” in Jordan 3700 years ago, covering 500 km2 “with a super-heated brine of Dead Sea anhydride salts pushed over the landscape by the Event’s frontal shockwaves”?”
- Link to the more detailed article in the tweet.
- The most successful Canadian cultural export is Harlequin Romance Novels
- Key quote: “accounting for 40 percent (!) of all mass-market paperback sales in the United States.”
- Many of the main roads of Zambia were paved by elephants, nature’s engineers