Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday Links

Bleached coral off the Keppel Islands, Australia, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, last month.Credit...Renata Ferrari/AIMS, via Reuters

Rising temperatures are causing an extreme coral reef bleaching event that is expected to be the most extensive ever. 

You cannot walk on water or raise the dead. But you can do something that Jesus never did: eat a banana. A study pinpoints the origin of 151 food crops.

Longread: What it’s like to survive a near death experience. via Duck Soup

Like art? Like geography? Backdrop is a game which tests your visual knowledge of both. Via 

One Nation Underground: The Story Of The Paisley Underground The Dream Syndicate, Bangles, Rain Parade and Three O’Clock formed a neo-psychedelic Los Angeles scene in the ‘80s.

Do you have to use the toilet as soon as you enter a coffee shop? There’s a name for that.

Lawmakers on a Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks. Link

Next Stop Paris, a production using AI animation technology, looks ghastly. (via)

Which one is his date? A young man with Oedipus issues

The Poor Clares of Arundel, the singing nuns who have turned medieval Latin hymns into modern hits. 

Anne Boleyn's 14th Century French home, just 40km from Paris, is on the market for 950 000€ and it’s a beauty.

City residents around the world rate their downtowns. The appeal of cities varies by region.

All the fire gods Thanks Bruce!

A map of the unique dialect  of the Shetland Isles which retains a high degree of autonomy due to geography and isolation from southern dialects.

Mini rope bridges have been built in a British forest to enable dormice to feel safer as they cross from one part of the wood to another.

What Happens After a Highway Dies? Rochester is serving as a national model for how to actually get it done.

If you’re travelling to London here are 13 charming neighbourhoods you'll want to take a stroll through.

Three dismal years in psychoanalysis with Melanie Klein’s disciple “Going to a child psychoanalyst four times a week for three years was bad enough. Reading what she wrote about me was worse.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:47 pm

    The map of the origin of food crops shows some things originated in many places, kind of like a baby born to many mothers. I guess it’s where they have evidence they grew as far back as the can delve. Then too when they say apple there are many different fruits which have been classified as apples.