Friday, November 6, 2015

This Coffee Is Dank

Tanks In 'Star Wars' Make No Sense And Other Facts, What Burden?, How Do You Save Rhinos From Extinction? Mail Them To A Better Place, What We Owe The 'MythBusters', I Replaced All My Coffee With Weed K-Cups, How Tech Visionaries Became The New Gordon Gekkos
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Friday, November 6, 2015
Tanks In 'Star Wars' Make No Sense And Other Facts
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Tanks In 'Star Wars' Make No Sense And Other Facts
digg.com
​​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: why the AT-AT is bad, a huge crack grows in Wyoming and welding wood.
THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF BEING
What Burden?
thewalrus.ca
Being a white man means never having to speak for anybody but yourself.
DIGG DIALOG
How Do You Save Rhinos From Extinction? Mail Them To A Better Place
digg.com
Years of poaching have pushed Africa's Black Rhinos to the edge of extinction. A determined conservationist aims to reverse that- one 3,000-pound airmail delivery at a time. Mark Adams wrote about the project and will be here to talk about it at 12pm EST.
MYTH BUSTED, SCIENCE STRENGTHENED
What We Owe The 'MythBusters'
nytimes.com
Americans have worried about the state of science literacy in our country since the days of Sputnik. Educators who want to improve our prospects in this field would do well to take a few pages from the "MythBusters" handbook.
ALMOST WENT FULL DOWD
I Replaced All My Coffee With Weed K-Cups
7deadlymag.com
"I figured it would be just like snacking on an brownie with my daily cup of Joe, but in liquid form. It was not. What happened turned out to be the weirdest day of my life."
CONSPICUOUS DISRUPTION
How Tech Visionaries Became The New Gordon Gekkos
digg.com
It's difficult to overstate the impact someone like Steve Jobs has had on our world. After watching the entire cinematic sub-genre of movies about him, it's clear that this still is Steve Jobs' world; he was just condescending enough to let all of us inhabit it.
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THEY'RE ON THE BOARD
Digg Pic Of The Day
​Men engaged to change match scores sit inside a giant scoreboard during a warm up match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Fatullah, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
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