Archive for April, 2014

Why we all love numbers

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We cannot help but react to numbers, but why are odds masculine and evens feminine? Why were Levi’s 501s and WD-40 given those names? And is number 3 really ‘warm’ and ‘friendly’? Alex Bellos does the maths

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

Grrrrrrr……….sieving.

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The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie

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On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.

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A Short History of the Modern Bar Code

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Roman Mars’  podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host excerpts from the 99% Invisible blog, which offers complementary visuals…

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My Father, The Drug Lord

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An estranged son finds the man who abandoned him to rule over the golden age of marijuana.

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Arms wide open

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Brazil’s statue of Christ is, for some, the ultimate religious symbol. For others, an irresistible tourist attraction. Its image is known the world over, but few know the story behind Cristo Redentor.

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A good man in Rwanda

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Twenty years ago, Rwanda descended into the madness of genocide. UN peacekeepers were stretched to breaking point – but one stood out, taking huge risks to save hundreds of lives.
By Mark Doyle

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

I like how this story ended…… H/T

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How malaria defeats our drugs | Mosaic

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In the war against malaria, one small corner of the globe has repeatedly turned the tide, rendering our best weapons moot and medicine on the brink of defeat. Ed Yong reports.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

I have seen this happen in recent times…..even after the combination therapy.

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