Links of the week: Nov. 17, 2015

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

Well, I think this is going to be the final links post like this, in an effort to put better work into the weekly longer-form posts on Thursdays. We've been at this over a year now, between the newsletter and then moving to the blog, and we've shared somewhere along the lines of 400 links. If you ever want to head down a rabbit hole or two or three, go see some of the past posts.

Here are seven more to go explore:

» Nine videos of kayakers going over waterfalls
» Does alcohol really kill brain cells? How much of our brains do we really use? Debunking some widely accepted brain myths.
» These places look like paintings, but they're real.
» Amazing artwork, with coffee as the paint
» Find out which celebrities are haunting us
» The great Stephen Hawking did a Reddit AMA early this year. Read some of the top questions and answers from it.
» And finally, in light of the attacks in Libya and Paris last week, Bertrand Russell on love and hate, with a bonus look back at The Atlantic's piece on armchair outrage.

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Links of the week, Nov. 10, 2015

An eclectic bunch of stuff this week, so let's jump right in.

» Jump down the rabbit hole and learn something about Pascal's Triangle.
» I've posted something like this before, but have some adorable photo booth shots of dogs.
» See some of Man Ray's photos of 1920s pop culture icons.
» Check out this proof — and explanation — of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
» Four things I never noticed on a tape measure, and I bet you didn't either.
» Wow. Check out this great Steampunk-themed spot in Romania.
» Thinking about redesigning? Grab some ideas from these futuristic homes.

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Links of the Week, Nov. 3, 2015: Feast your eyes

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Interesting stuff to look at this week.

» Did aliens build strange stuff in Kazakhstan thousands of years ago?
» Check out some color photos from WWII.
» See some stunning architectural projects that really describe the culture of what they represent.
» Do you think whoever put together these ads realized the kids all look evil?
» This is a beautiful drone hyperlapse from the sky.
» What do you see when you look at a city? Look at Peter Tonningsen's project, Urban Dreams.
» Wow: 1,100 ways designers
interpret Shakespeare.

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Links of the week, Oct. 27, 2015

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» From the most expectant mothers in a prenatal yoga class to the world's largest "Thriller" dance, see some of the weirdest world records
» Are you as sick of stupid baby names as I am? No? Well, here are a bunch of weird baby names celebrities have come up with
» In time for Halloween, check out the true stories behind some great horror films.
» As long as we're doing Halloween, we might as well look at some abandoned places in New Jersey
» Oh, and some photos from the Halloween Dog Parade in NYC (and even more photos from the parade)
» You think booze fixes a lot of your problems? Maybe you're right. Check out a history of cocktails as medicine.
» Vogue likes these looks on men. I think if people walked into the bar wearing some of this stuff, you might say some not-so-nice things about them.

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Links of the week, Oct. 20, 2015

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» Let's start this week, I think, with some beautiful abandoned places.
» Stephen Hawking does a Reddit AMA. Awesome.
» Forget advances in drugs. Can we just switch harmful genes off?
» Check out beautiful moving stills of dancers in suspended motion.
» Turning carbon dioxide gas into little pellets, one company is combating climate change.
» Will you ever be able to upload your brain?
» Check out some of America's best historic hotels.

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Links of the Week, Oct. 13, 2015

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» How an interspecies one-night stand in the ice age affects us all today
» While the profit margins on flying are getting slimmer, the airlines are trying to get more people on planes. See some of the awful seating arrangements some have come up with
» Some of the best newspaper gems from time capsules
» Imagine sending your child for a paternity test and finding out that who you thought was the father is, but it turns out you're not the mother? It's rare, but DNA testing is turning up a form of chimerism in which genes aren't passed along "correctly."
» From Flagstaff, Maine, to Calico, California, here are some great American ghost towns
» Liquid armor that can solidify on demand: The US military may get an "iron man" outfit soon
» And lastly, it's that time of year again! Photos from the 2015 World Beard & Moustache Competition

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Links of the week, Oct. 6, 2015

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Early concept drawings of Jiminy Cricket

» Do you like old things? How about things that have been around for thousands of years but may go extinct soon? Look here.
» It seems like every generation or so, pinup girls get reborn; in the current iteration, roller derby culture is the mainstream manifestation. But look back on some iconic WWII pinups.
» What does Terry Gilliam, of Monty Python fame, think are the the best animated films ever?
» And while we're on animation, check out these Disney drawings you probably haven't seen before!
» Matt Sweeney has played on tons of songs you've heard. And he fell into it. I especially like his story about working on Johnny Cash's posthumous albums. Hear him talk to Marc Maron.
» There's a cafe in London that only serves breakfast cereal. And it really makes some people angry.
» Wow! A paralyzed man is walking again thanks to a computer hooked into his brain.

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Links of the week, Sept. 29, 2015

Some varied and interesting stuff this week, I think.

» Even the most adventurous eaters might look twice at the ancient Roman menu
» A look at the history of the mason jar, the latest hipster container of choice
» Oh, my the cute! Dachsund races down under
» Look inside the homes of some of Hollywood's elite
» Watch drones build a bridge
» Look around before you snap! Even with the glut of shark attacks off North Carolina this year, more people have died taking selfies
» Children haunt some of the places they used to play

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Links of the Week, Sept. 22, 2015

» This is a great long read about how we (humans) spread out over the planet
» Futurism's cultural bias: Old workplace cartoons predicted the fax machine, but nothing so audacious as women in the office
» Want to live in a smart home? One former Apple exec's abode is on the market for a cool $35 million
» Did you know that whales have dialects, and, even more, culture?
» Are we 5 years away from self-driving cars becoming the norm?
» Outliers: How the longevity gene is more powerful than smoking
» As an affirmed life-long nail biter, I can possibly attest to some perfectionism

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Links of the week: Sept. 15, 2015

Some interesting stuff from around the Web this week...

» In case you missed it, we found a new species of near-human, Homo Naledi
» Scientists have determined they might be able to use a particularly deadly scorpion to help identify cancer cells
» Meet New York's homeless fashion photographer
» Looking to boost your health? Try art, music and nature
» Speaking of nature, did you see what Jerry Brown sent Ben Carson?
» Is the "five second rule" true?
» Yeah, I know it's pumpkin spice everything time for some of you. Have some minis.

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