Entries from November 2022 ↓

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  • 63 Holiday Shopping Tips
    Holiday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  • Molly White
    29Writer, Web3 Is Going Just GreatWhite is an independent researcher and writer focusing on cryptocurrency criticism. She runs the popular website Web3IsGoingGreat.com, where she catalogs disasters happening in cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, NFTs and other blockchain-based projects. She also runs the associated Twitter account, @web3isgreat, and writes longer-form essays on the subject on her eponymous blog. Since creating the @web3isgreat Twitter account this past January, White has amassed 115,000 followers there – and another 85,000 on her personal handle.
  • Scientists Reexamine Why Zebra Stripes Mysteriously Repel Flies | WIRED

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pinboard November 27, 2022

  • Stay True: A Memoir a book by Hua Hsu
    A NEW YORK TIMES MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK – From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. “This book is exquisite and excruciating and I will be thinking about it for years and years to come.” –Rachel Kushner, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Flamethrowers and The Mars Room In the eyes of eighteen-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken–with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity–is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations, is mainstream; for Hua, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, who makes ‘zines and haunts Bay Area record shops, Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to. The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that, however they engage with it, American culture doesn’t seem to have a place for either of them. But despite his first impressions, Hua and Ken become friends, a friendship built on late-night conversations over cigarettes, long drives along the California coast, and the successes and humiliations of everyday college life. And then violently, senselessly, Ken is gone, killed in a carjacking, not even three years after the day they first meet. Determined to hold on to all that was left of one of his closest friends–his memories–Hua turned to writing. Stay True is the book he’s been working on ever since. A coming-of-age story that details both the ordinary and extraordinary, Stay True is a bracing memoir about growing up, and about moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging.
  • Poppies, pot and flying saucers: A short intro to the fashion of Nudie Cohn, country music clothier | Dangerous Minds
  • The Body on a Long Walk — Ridgeline issue 149

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pinboard November 24, 2022

  • De novo origins of multicellularity in response to predation | Scientific Reports
    The transition from unicellular to multicellular life was one of a few major events in the history of life that created new opportunities for more complex biological systems to evolve. Predation is hypothesized as one selective pressure that may have driven the evolution of multicellularity. Here we show that de novo origins of simple multicellularity can evolve in response to predation. We subjected outcrossed populations of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to selection by the filter-feeding predator Paramecium tetraurelia. Two of five experimental populations evolved multicellular structures not observed in unselected control populations within ~750 asexual generations. Considerable variation exists in the evolved multicellular life cycles, with both cell number and propagule size varying among isolates. Survival assays show that evolved multicellular traits provide effective protection against predation. These results support the hypothesis that selection imposed by predators may have played a role in some origins of multicellularity.
  • Stable Diffusion 2.0 Release
    The open source release of Stable Diffusion version 2.
  • THE GRAB
    NYC PREMIERE Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) returns with another explosive exposé. On a global scale, governments and uber-wealthy private investors move to secure control of the natural resources that will provide food and water to the worldâ??s population for the next century and beyond, working either in the shadows or waging smokescreen wars to ruthlessly grab for power. Investigative reporters valiantly work to peel back the cover-ups, often at great personal risk. â?? Jaie LaplanteThe first screening will be followed by a Q&A with subject/producer Nathan Halverson, Amanda Pike.This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:Closed Captioning for online screeningsAll in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.All guests & staff will be required to comply with our Health & Safety protocols while attending DOC NYC events. For the latest information, please review our policies here.
  • Opinion | End-Times Tourism in the Land of Glaciers
    I gazed from the cruise ship’s railing with a contemporary Alaskan’s gloom.
  • There’s a Massive Antarctic Exploration Vehicle Lost Somewhere at the Bottom of the World
    Last seen in 1958, it was designed to travel 5000 miles and self-sustain for an entire year.
  • The 25 Travel Experiences You Must Have
    A pair of internationally minded writers, a chef, an architect and a landscape photographer made a list of the most extraordinary adventures a person should seek out. Here are the results.
  • 11 Hotels to Visit in Your Dreams (Published 2020)
    Travel options may be limited, but here are places sure to linger in the mind, and that these writers, designers and others hope to get to — or get back to — someday.
  • You Don’t Even Realize These Products Have Lifetime Warranties
  • Whose Midlife Crisis Is It, Anyway?

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