07/05/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’ (washingtonpost)
  • Addiction is not a disease. Insights from Marc Lewis’ “The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease.”* (salon)
  • The automobile is undergoing a full-blow transformation. (technologyreview)
  • How to make semis more fuel-efficient. (slate)
  • Why dudes should be drinking rosé wine. (fusion)
  • SpaceX and the sad story of US launch capabilities. (theverge)
  • Formula E if off to a great start. (theverge)
  • The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing (stories.frontline)
  • How Hawaii is coping with the vagaries of renewable energy. (wsj)
  • Humanity’s Most Problematic Attempts to Get All the Water (nautil.us)
  • How do today’s tennis greats rank against their predecessors? (ft)
  • The future of music is…..radio. (medium)
  • This craft brewer eschews cans and bottles for kegs only. (marketwatch)
  • 2014 was a huge year for renewable energy worldwide. (qz)
  • “The poor, the young, the black and the stupid”: Inside Big Tobacco’s plans to kill a billion people (pando)
  • Are some players better on bad teams? (marginalrevolution)
  • Silicon Valley High: Going to the same high school as Steve Jobs and liking it are two different things. (themorningnews)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures (nytimes)
  • The unlikely story of how Boris Berian became a world class 800 meter runner. (fittish.deadspin)
  • Can Sweetgreen become the Chipotle of salads? (buzzfeed)
  • Viacom ($VIA) is having a hard time adjusting to the new media landscape. (bloomberg)
  • What you should know about your skin. (nautil.us)
  • Wan to reduce food waste? Stop buying in bulk. (slate)
  • Why late first round NBA draft picks are a bargain. (nytimes)
  • Where in the US electric cars make the most sense. (citylab)
  • 5 Days That Left a Confederate Flag Wavering, and Likely to Fall (nytimes)
  • PBR used to be cool. Not any more. (money.cnn)
  • Some apps for a well-stocked bar. (nytimes)
  • Maple bats are more dangerous and don’t hit the ball any farther. (wsj)
  • Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem? (nymag)
  • The Father-Son Feud that Built an Empire of Food: How agreat culinary institution was born. (narrative.ly)
  • The US is awash in milk. (bloomberg)
  • Enough with the coffee-related health studies! (slate)
  • How a historical miscalculation helped cause the West’s water shortage. (smithsonianmag)
  • What distinguishes true craft brewers from the wannabes. (qz)
  • Why does MLB.tv still insist on antiquated home market rules? (theverge)
  • Why NFL players love weed. (bleacherreport)
  • Grandparents are moving closer to their grandchildren. (nytimes)
  • How do we protect our food supply in the era of global supply chains? (theatlantic)
  • Why rocket launches are still tension-filled events. (washingtonpost)
  • How to properly use a rowing machine. (wsj)
  • The sun=bad meme is wrong in a number of ways. (newscientist)
  • The fastest swim stroke yet: the fish kick. (nautil.us)
  • A United ($UAL) plane will soon take flight with biofuels. (nytimes)
  • Parents are dipping into their 401(k) plans to support adult children. (online.barrons)
  • Why I’m leaving London (boingboing)
  • London: the city that ate itself: The things that make it special — the markets, pubs, high streets and communities — are becoming unrecognizable (theguardian)
  • American Failure: The 401(k) is hailed as the future, but it’s horribly flawed. A select few firms are trying to change that. (ai-cio)
  • Who, What, Where, When, Weird: How oddball items came to dominate the news business, and became normal in the process. (psmag)
  • Jackson Family WInes is using a bunch of Tesla ($TSLA) batteries to help run their wineries. (fortune)

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