Thanks for stopping by. As per our agreement, I've read the entire internet so you don't have to. Here's what I found this week.
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Interesting question, tons of fascinating answers. Essentially, an entire Reddit thread full of rabbit holes inviting you in to explore more. Still pondering what would be my own answer for the field of journalism. If you have your own answers to share, I'd love to hear them — just reply to this email.
Impressive longread, based on reporting on the ground in Pakistan and analysing data from climate models, combining text with powerful images and graphics. Really drives home the point that in a world that warms by ~2 degrees on average, some places are becoming unbearably hot, causing many health threats beyond the immediate heath risk.
With Tiktok currently on a mission to turn me into a Swiftie, I thought I might as well give this essay a try. I mean, how can you not read an article that begins like this: The first time I heard about Taylor Swift, I was in a Los Angeles County jail, waiting to be sent to prison for murder.
In late August, India became the first country to land a spacecraft near the south pole of the moon. This episode from the NYT's The Daily gives a good primer on that matters, and why the landing is indicative of how much the international space race has changed.
I remember that as a kid in school, I was somewhat puzzled to learn that history was a field of study. Until then, I had imagined history simply as the sum of events that happened in the past, no ambiguity, just something one can learn about and then know. This came back to my mind when I read this interesting piece on how — similar to psychology a decade ago — history might have a serious problem with the reproducibility of some its findings.
- Fun geography game: Find your way from one country to another by crossing the fewest possible countries in between.
- Need to tie a knot? Animated tutorials for dozens of knots.
- Cute: Combining chalk drawings with everyday objects to create playful street scenes.
- Creepy: AI Human Generator
- Sadly, not entirely inaccurate: «Everyone’s career progresses from Excel to PowerPoint to Outlook» (Benedict Evans)
The Future of...Glaciers
Ice whispers retreat
Melting toward tomorrow's heat
A gem from the archive
It’s been a while that I watched a TED talk, let alone recommended one. They have become a cliché of themselves. This one is beautiful, and worth your time. Hrishikesh Hirway, who invented the world’s best podcast, on the value of listening closely.
Thanks for reading. I wish you a nice weekend and hope to see you again next Friday!
— David 👋