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Timeline of the far future

A healthy reminder of the vastness of time. “The timelines displayed here cover events from the beginning of the 11th millennium to the furthest reaches of future time.” | learn more

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Rodents becoming extra aggressive in search of food

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that rodents are becoming increasingly aggressive as they scavenge for food amid a mass closure of restaurants caused by the coronavirus outbreak.” | learn more

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The great work-from-home migration

Redfin’s survey (n=900, probably biased) data shows, “more than 50% of people in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston would move if work-from-home became permanent.” | learn more

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A sex doll scandal for a South Korean soccer club

Since the stadium had no fans they decided to use mannequins to fill the stands. I guess they subcontracted the job and didn’t get quite what they expected. “A top South Korean soccer club is apologizing after using sex dolls […]

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A high-tech shroom farm coming to Jamaica

Jamaica and the Netherlands are somehow the only two countries where magic mushrooms are legal. “A Canadian startup called Anahit Therapeutics is trying to get ahead of the psilocybin legalization curve by building cultivation facilities in Jamaica.” | learn more

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Capone, king of crime

This snarky Vanity Fair article from May 1931 offers, “highlights in the life of Chicago’s celebrated racketeer who is seeking new worlds to conquer.” | learn more

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Who is Alexandra Elbakyan?

A lot of science is funded by taxpayers. However, the credibility of a study often depends on the journal that publishes it. So that taxpayer-funded science gets hidden behind paywalled journals. Elbakyan didn’t appreciate that, so she created Sci-Hub, “… […]