Links to stories I’ve enjoyed.
First, some science:
- “Odd star reveals magnetic field around Milky Way’s monster black hole” The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy seems to be ingesting a gas cloud.
- On the subject of black holes, “How a black hole really works,” in The Wall Street Journal.
- “First bone tools suggest Neanderthals taught us skills” New Scientist article suggests we learned something from them, too.
- Not quite science, but architecture, check out “The smallest house in Italy,” a mere 75 square feet, in Rome.
- And not quite architecture, but a pretty neat backyard DIY project, check out this “Pallet swing bed,” on theMerrythought.com, which looks pretty easy to knock together.
Two about Iran:
- On Shine.com, “Iranian politician deemed too pretty to hold office.”
- And then optimistically, an AP story about how “Iran’s new president wants foreign policy change.”
And now, three human-interest stories that pinged my radar screen:
- From SteveEdwardsFitness.com, the story of “Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold climbing all of California’s 14,000 foot peaks exclusively with human power,” riding bikes between mountains.
- Sad, but sweet, from ABC News, an “Iowa couple married for 72 years dies holding hands, an hour apart.” (Thanks Bob Huffaker, and sorry for the annoying video on unrelated stories that opens at the top of the page.)
- From NPR News, “the NY Post axes the guy who penned the classic “HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR” headline, considered the best American tabloid headline of all time. Personally, I’ve always been inclined toward “HITLER ALIVE ON DARK SIDE OF MOON; SECRET NAZI BASE DISCOVERED,” which nearly put me on the floor of the supermarket checkout line twenty years ago.