03/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” (backchannel)
  • Another story of academic research gone bad. (chronicle)
  • A dozen ways that "virality" can be misunderstood. (25iq)
  • The NBA’s secret addiction: ESPN exclusive! How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.&#xA0 (espn)
  • US infant mortality declined over the past decade. (statnews)
  • A simple way to reduce opioid abuse: prescribe them for 3 edays or less. (vox)
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware (motherboard.vice)
  • The Best Investment Strategy Today: Be Optimistic and Short (mauldineconomics)
  • Intuit ($INTU) does not want to make it easier for you to do your taxes. (priceonomics)
  • Sugar is the next tobacco. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Dinosaurs just got a new family tree. (nytimes)
  • This is a better predictor of college student achievement. (mobile.nytimes)
  • How early school start times came to be and why they are on the way out. (citylab)
  • How to go about getting a MBA scholarship. (businessinsider)
  • Is bourbon kosher? (wsj)
  • Here’s How You Can Log Off of Facebook Forever (nytimes)
  • Three lessons from Manoj Bhargava founder of Five-Hour Energy. (thewaiterspad)
  • College sports are broken. (qz)
  • People are spending less time on each website visit. (bloomberg)
  • The case for eating smoked shad. (atlasobscura)
  • Is Spoon the best indie rock band of the past 20 years? (theringer)
  • Costco ($COST) and Titleist ($GOLF) are in a legal battle over golf balls. (wsj)
  • These fish help keep salmon healthy. Unfortunately they are at-risk. (newscientist)
  • 16 lessons learned from Reid Hoffman. (casnocha)
  • Lima, Peru may be the world’s best restaurant town. (bloomberg)
  • Immigrants Are Making the U.S. Economy a Lot Stronger (bloomberg)
  • NBA players love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (espn)
  • Markets Are Witnessing a Janet Yellen Fed at Its Humblest (bloomberg)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) wants in on the connected car business. (fortune)
  • The ten scariest American airports. (bloomberg)
  • EuroSclerosis: On 60th Birtday, EU Is Falling Apart (investors)
  • Michael Mauboussin looks at the long term decline in publicly traded US companies. (casnocha)
  • How Aristotle created the computer. (theatlantic)
  • A possible treatment for deadly sepsis. (npr)
  • Retreating sea ice could lead to rapid overfishing in the Arctic. (theatlantic)
  • Why rekindled romances are so intense. (qz)
  • The LSATs don’t do much to identify top law students. (slate)
  • How does Porsche make so much operating profit off each car sold? (bloomberg)
  • The problem with biometrics…they can’t be reset. (theatlantic)
  • Why NBA teams are performing better on the road. (espn)
  • Why people really use Tinder. (marketwatch)
  • A profile of Gabe Rivera of Techmeme. (buzzfeed)
  •  Basing Life on What You Can Afford (nytimes)
  • Sign up for Match.com and get a bunch of frequent flier miles. (wsj)
  • Fewer people have mastered basic survival skills today than at any other time in human history. (theatlantic)
  • What Californians Could Build Using $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget (capoliticalreview)
  • Amazon’s Fire TV is great for Prime members. (businessinsider)
  • Men are getting weaker, at least when it comes to hand strength. (marginalrevolution)
  • Earth Is Bad For the Poor: Failure of Good Eco-Intentions (usatoday)
  • John Calipari is a marketing genius. (nytimes)
  • Stock-Market Volatility Threatens a Glorious Return (marketwatch)
  • Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker (wired)
  • Survival of the Friendliest: It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  • The Capital Group is fighting the good fight against index investing. (ft)
  • On the benefits of hot baths. (businessinsider)
  • Millennials love to binge-watch online video. (qz)
  • Google ($GOOGL) and Facebook ($FB) need to be more accountable for the content against which it sells ads. (stratechery)
  • The General Who Went to War On Suicide (politico)
  • A Trap for a Trader: How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal? (wsj)
  • Why Freedom Caucus Is Right to Be Skeptical About Ryancare (fee)
  • Lights are low-hanging fruit for the aspiring smart home. (wsj)
  • Alaska Air ($ALK) is eliminating the Virgin America brand. (500ish)
  • Why simple, home IoT products are better. (hackernoon)

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