Thursday, December 31, 2015

Auld Lang Sigh

Why Do We Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' On New Year's Eve, Anyways?, Should We Solar Panel The Sahara Desert?, New Year, New You, New Kick-Ass Fitness Plan, What You Learn When You Lose $200M, And Other Great Stories, Meet 'Sledgehammer Shannon,' Uber's Worst Nightmare, VIDEO: These Expertly Designed Spinning Tops May Never Stop Spinning
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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Why Do We Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' On New Year's Eve, Anyways?
BECAUSE WE'RE DRUNK?
Why Do We Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' On New Year's Eve, Anyways?
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Most of us don't actually know the words to "Auld Lang Syne," which hardly stops us from drunkenly slurring along to the instantly-recognizable tune at our annual New Year's Eve parties. But why do we sing it every year?
WHO NEEDS WATER WHEN YOU HAVE POWER?
Should We Solar Panel The Sahara Desert?
bbc.com
Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest on the planet?
WORKOUTS WE DIGG SPONSORED
New Year, New You, New Kick-Ass Fitness Plan
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It's time to get your mind and body right. Kenzai's community of personal trainers, nutritionists and fellow users provide you with personalized exercises, diet plans and support so that you can reach your fitness or weight-loss goals in 90 days. Use promo code DIGG2016 to get $100 off for the next 24 hours.
WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK
What You Learn When You Lose $200M, And Other Great Stories
digg.com
What it was like to lose hundreds of millions of dollars during the 2008 financial crisis, the strippers who stole from their wealthy clients, and more of the best longform journalism from this week.
SHE'S THE UBERMENSCH
Meet 'Sledgehammer Shannon,' Uber's Worst Nightmare
motherjones.com
Is Uber ripping off its drivers? The woman who beat Starbucks and FedEx in court says yes.
HAVE WE BEEN INCEPTIONED?
VIDEO: These Expertly Designed Spinning Tops May Never Stop Spinning
digg.com
A team of master craftsmen squared off against a team of engineers to see who could create the perfect spinning top. They both did a very good job.
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GOLDILOCKS' REVENGE
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​People wearing bear furs perform during a festival of New Year ritual dances attended by hundreds in Comanesti, northern Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 30 2015. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, toured from house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil, in the present the tradition has moved to Romania's cities too, where dancers travel to perform the ritual for money. Credit: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day





Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year's Day
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Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year's Day


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A Brave New War

The Ford Foundation's $500 Billion Quest To Fix The World, Your Guide To Every Episode Of Syfy's 'Twilight Zone' Marathon, ICYMI We Brought Back Our Bestselling Deals Of The Year, How War Changed In 2015, WATCH: This Modern Trailer For 'The Empire Strikes Back' Will Make You Want To See It Again, The Man Who Talks To Sperm Whales
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Ford Foundation's $500 Billion Quest To Fix The World
THROWING MONEY AT THE PLANET
The Ford Foundation's $500 Billion Quest To Fix The World
newyorker.com
Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation set out to conquer inequality.
TIME ENOUGH AT LAST!
Your Guide To Every Episode Of Syfy's 'Twilight Zone' Marathon
paleofuture.gizmodo.com
The first episode airs at 7pm this Wednesday, December. Here's a schedule so you can catch your favorites, along with links to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for all you cordcutters.
FROM THE DIGG STORE
ICYMI We Brought Back Our Bestselling Deals Of The Year
store.digg.com
The best thing about the end of the year is all the "Best Of" end-of-year lists, right? Right. Which is why we're bringing back all the bestselling Digg Store deals from 2015. There are only two days left, so check 'em out quick.
A BRAVE NEW WAR
How War Changed In 2015
theatlantic.com
War without beginning or end, where the borders of peace and war, serviceman and civilian have become utterly blurred — and where you and I are both a target and a weapon.
COMING MAY 21, 1980
WATCH: This Modern Trailer For 'The Empire Strikes Back' Will Make You Want To See It Again
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Trailers, today, are fully dramatized productions meant to extract maximum emotion towards a film. Back when "Star Wars" came out it didn't get this full treatment, so Tom F of YouTube decided to do it himself.
HE HAS SEAMAN'S EARS
The Man Who Talks To Sperm Whales
avauntmagazine.com
Researchers have known for more than 60 years that sperm whales communicate with extremely loud vocalizations called "clicks," We know these animals are "talking" to one another, we just don't know what they are saying. In the next two years, DareWin hopes to find out.
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FLY BY FIGHT
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Challenger Akira Yaegashi, left, of Japan hits a right to champion Javier Mendoza of Mexico during IBF light flyweight title match in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Yaegashi, won 3-0.​ Credit: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Meet The Repo Mermen

Inside The Watery World Of Maritime Repo Men, VIDEO: Molten Copper Mixed With Antifreeze Makes A Swampy, Fiery Mess, A Short Credit History Doesn't Mean You Can't Finance Your Future, What It's Like To Be Adopted At 17, VIDEO: The Best Weather Bloopers Of 2015, How The Computer Revolution Changed US Cities
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Inside The Watery World Of Maritime Repo Men
THE REPO MERMEN
Inside The Watery World Of Maritime Repo Men
nytimes.com
Thousands of boats are stolen each year, and some are recovered using alcohol, prostitutes, witch doctors and other forms of guile.
OK, THIS IS GETTING EXCESSIVE
VIDEO: Molten Copper Mixed With Antifreeze Makes A Swampy, Fiery Mess
digg.com
Tito4re is back with another innovative molten copper video. This time, he mixes molten copper with antifreeze in a dog bowl.
STARTUPS WE DIGG SPONSORED
A Short Credit History Doesn't Mean You Can't Finance Your Future
pave.com
Guess what, it's almost 2016. That degree you want to get? That debt you want to reduce? Time to make it happen. And Pave can help.
'I HAD FOUND MY WAY HOME'
What It's Like To Be Adopted At 17
narrative.ly
After years of misery and abuse, I finally learned what it's like to have a loving and supportive family — right before my childhood officially ended.
THE LOLS CAN HELP YOU WEATHER ANY STORM
VIDEO: The Best Weather Bloopers Of 2015
digg.com
From the same YouTube account that brought you "Best News Bloopers Of 2015," comes the best weather bloopers of 2015. There's nothing more innocent than a weather blooper.
BUILT BIT BY BIT
How The Computer Revolution Changed US Cities
citylab.com
After 1980, metros with an "abstract" labor base thrived, while those without one didn't.
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DEAL WITH IT
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A Bangladeshi roadside vendor wears sunglasses to attract customers to his shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: AP Photo/A.M. Ahad
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