Monday the Twelfth of March, 2018

This dire Battersea Power Station development is genuinely dystopian | Opinion | Architects Journal
"Instead of a heart, [Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea] has a heavy-security US embassy with a moat around it." (filed under: london architecture)
YouTube, the Great Radicalizer - The New York Times
"It seems as if you are never “hard core” enough for YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. It promotes, recommends and disseminates videos in a manner that appears to constantly up the stakes." (filed under: video society software psychology)

Glanced at: Garden bird feeders help spread disease among wild birds | Environment | The GuardianA lack of empathy is shaped by genetics, according to new research QuartzMicroplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists | Environment | The GuardianWhat an infinite AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment - The Verge
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Friday the Ninth

John Johnson and Harding Collections
"Writing Blanks, Board Games and other Educational Games of the 18th and 19th centuries from the John Johnson and Harding Collections" - historical boardgame scans from the Bodleian. (filed under: games history dice board)

Glanced at: The Journey or Cross Roads to Conqueror's Castle | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Thursday the First

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - The Atlantic
"Horvath and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne found that those who binge-watched TV shows forgot the content of them much more quickly than people who watched one episode a week." (filed under: memory television books) (via: lmg)

Glanced at: Bargain Hunter | Board Game | BoardGameGeekFive libraries around the world that are open despite the odds | Books | The GuardianNorth Atlantic right whales may face extinction after no new births recorded | Environment | The GuardianWe may have already found signs of alien microbes on Enceladus | New ScientistThe Divine Comedy - Live @ Folies Bergre - YouTubeMetropolis (1927) Giorgio Moroder's Edition - YouTubeTuring Tumble - Build Marble-Powered Computers

Tuesday the Twentieth of February

Deadly CO2 gases in the Plutonium of Hierapolis (Denizli, Turkey) | SpringerLink
"The site was first described by Strabo and Plinius as a gate to the underworld. During centuries, it attracted even ancient tourists. In a grotto below the temple of Pluto, CO2 was found to be at deadly concentrations of up to 91%." (filed under: poison history religion)

Glanced at: USS Enterprise Conservation Begins Phase II | National Air and Space MuseumWhat Does The Spike On London Bridge Represent? | Londonist

Monday the Fifth

SA4QE - The Slickman A4 Quotation Event |
"Every 4th February (Russell's birthday), readers around the world write their favourite quotations from his books on sheets of yellow A4 paper (the sort he used) and leave them in public places." (filed under: writing graffiti) (via: jodi) at: Senator warns YouTube algorithm may be open to manipulation by 'bad actors' | Technology | The GuardianBreaking Bad 10th Anniversary Reunion: Vince Gilligan, More Reflect VarietyThe Six Shooter (1953-54) podcast | FourbleSeedshipXanax misuse: doctors warn of 'emerging crisis' as UK sales rise | Society | The GuardianVery creepy crawlies: 'proto-spiders' with long tails discovered in amber | Science | The GuardianBecoming Shades | VAULT Festival 2018Are We Running Out of Ideas? - Freakonomics FreakonomicsMeet the dogs of Chernobyl the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community | Life and style | The GuardianEmpathy Museum presents: A Mile in My Shoes Migration

Thursday the First

The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece – The British Museum Blog
"An experiment by Wulf Hein using the same sort of stone tools available in the Ice Age indicate that the Lion Man took more than 400 hours to make." (filed under: history religion art)

Glanced at: Werner's nomenclature of colours : with additions, arranged so as to render it highly useful to the arts and sciences, particularly zoology, botany, chemistry, mineralogy, and morbid anatomy : annexed to which are examples selected from well-known objectsNeptunism - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Thirty-First of January

The Graffiti Code Breaker |
"To keep tabs on new members looking to make a name for themselves, officers can manually annotate images in GARI to document taggers’ names. From there, linking real names to aliases and seeing where else the names show up can indicate where particular gang members operate or live." (filed under: graffiti crime police technology gps)

Glanced at: Scientists Are Reviewing Amazon Products the Way They ActuallyUse ThemGood Evening Croydon winner revealed Develop CroydonOrcas can imitate human speech, research reveals | Science | The GuardianGround rules - WikipediaThe GaffGun and GaffGun TapesAdversarial Attacks On Voice Input'Roman haul' turns out to be TV show Detectorists prop - BBC NewsDreams of resting spaces Unchartered Collective

Friday the Twenty-Sixth

PsycNET Record Display - The effects of bedtime writing on difficulty falling asleep
"Therefore, to facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for 5 min at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities." (filed under: sleep science writing)

Glanced at: How maths can give you the perfect roast potato - BBC ThreeRiots, Fake News, and the Flu Going Viral! | American Council on Science and HealthWhat is "Ktahi"? | Rising Sun | BoardGameGeekDavid Yarrow's best photograph: a wolf on the prowl in a wild west saloon | Art and design | The GuardianGhost towers: half of new-build luxury London flats fail to sell | Business | The Guardian

Saturday the Twentieth

Who's on First? | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
"Game players try to guess where their opponents have placed their players on the baseball diamond playing board." (filed under: board games sport humour)

Glanced at: What Is Garum? More About Rome's Funky Sauce Made of Fish Guts

Monday the Fifteenth

Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD - The Washington Post
"In previous studies, he has reported that noise can restructure entire communities — prompting birds to alter the pitch of their songs, shifting demographics toward more noise-tolerant species, even changing the distribution of plants based on what birds remain." (filed under: birds sound evolution pollution)

Thursday the Eleventh

>> Collision Course: Why This Type Of Road Junction Will Keep Killing Cyclists
"Naturally, as per the conditions of a collision course being signalled by a constant bearing, for any speed of the approaching car there is a speed at which a cyclist will remain obscured by the front pillar almost until the point of impact." (filed under: cycling traffic illusions design death)

Glanced at: Portals of London Towards a catalogue of Londons inter-dimensional gateways - Why dolphins are deep thinkers | Science | The Guardian - These birds have evolved feathers as black as the blackest material on Earth - Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America - Atlas Obscura - Insect declines: new alarm over mayfly is tip of iceberg, warn experts | Environment | The Guardian - The Technium: Scenius, or Communal Genius - Incredible 'Hypatia' Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar System - Jiggle syphon - Wikipedia -
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