• The Atlantic picked out 100 exceptional works of journalism. (Apparently most great journalists live in the US.)
• Heard of the new Link NYC‘s kiosks? Here’s how they look and work.
• Where physicist Marie Curie grew up (Russia-controlled Poland), women couldn’t attend college. So she attended Warsaw’s illegal Flying University.
• Won an Olympic medal? Don’t forget to pay your taxes!
• It’s possible that Venus was once a balmy paradise.
• Tabby’s star is dimming faster than any theory can explain.
Hope it isn’t an approaching fleet of Reavers.
• 1000 new Mars pictures from the amazing HIRISE camera.
• Will the BBC vans be able to sniff streamers watching without a license?
• NYT: Too poor to afford the Internet.
” In all five boroughs … libraries are lending a total of 10,000 cellphone-size Wi-Fi hot-spot devices for up to a year in neighborhoods that are digital deserts.”
(Comment) ” I live in a country with a minimum wage of $58 a month (Ukraine) and yet the internet is one of the few things that pretty much anyone can afford: high speed connections (50-100mbps) cost about $2-4; rarely more.”
• The Egyptians made their rocks from four main ingredients; limestone, lime, water and mud.
• Story of feminist punk in 33 songs. (via MeFi’s ‘Filthy Light Thief’)
• The List of Lists of Lists of Lists. Yes for real. WARNING: Web 1.0 fell into this!