08/22/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Driverless cars are coming: how cities should adapt. (newgeography)
  • Why are US traffic fatalities on the rise? (jalopnik)
  • Crowdfunding is behind the surge in new board games. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Just Below the Surface: Dubious wilderness, cutthroat business, and human casualties in the war over the fabled Californian Oyster. (blog.longreads)
  • Viewers are abandoning cable shows, not just network shows. (wsj)
  • Why don’t more athletes take a sabbatical? (wsj)
  • Jordan Speith had a really, really good year. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Craft brewers now want to become craft distillers. (fortune)
  • Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? (technologyreview)
  • Fast food restaurants are having a hard time sourcing consistent, fresh ingredients. (wsj)
  • Fish farming is now bigger than natural fishing. (bloomberg)
  • Why Shake Shack ($SHAK) won’t be the next Chipotle ($CMG). (finance.yahoo)
  • Will the Pope Change the Vatican? Or Will the Vatican Change the Pope? (ngm.nationalgeographic)
  • The abridged history of Disney, 2015–2040 AD (theverge)
  • Why introverts prefer the mountains to the beach. (bigthink)
  • Why you should be a little scared of car hacking. (slate)
  • Why is the opposition to GMOs so strong despite the evidence? (scientificamerican)
  • The most desirable places to live in the US based on “natural beauty.” (washingtonpost)
  • It’s hard to believe but “The 40-Year Old Virgin” is 10 years old. (theatlantic)
  • How should life-saving drugs be priced? (ft)
  • Why Americans eat so many of their meals alone. (washingtonpost)
  • Fears about ‘killer robots’ are missing the forest from the trees. (wsj)
  • Work longer, increase the risk of stroke. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The Airstream is back. (bloomberg)
  • Great young talent has set golf up for a promising future. (deadspin)
  • The Machine That Changed the World: Computers and modern finance entered the world together (economicprincipals)
  • There is too much good scripted television on these days. (hitfix)
  • Price for TSA’s failed body scanners: $160 million. How bad are the machines at catching threats? So bad that Sen. Ron Johnson suggests adding metal detectors. (politico)
  • Start-stop technology is slowly becoming mainstream auto technology. (slate)
  • Big brewers are going to continue to buy up craft brewers. (ft)
  • The “comedy of despair” and the appeal of Netflix’s ($NFLX) Bojack Horseman. (newyorker)
  • What happens to your body when you stop working out. (io9)
  • The Donald Has Landed — Deal With It (time)
  • The best uniforms by city. (espn.go)
  • Farms are the new golf courses for housing developers. (huffingtonpost)
  • Soylent is a dangerous cult. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • When a small club makes it into one of Europe’s top soccer leagues. (wsj)
  • The Market Impact of Passive Trading (researchaffiliates)
  • Craft brewers need more than hops to grow capacity, they nee capital. (finance.yahoo)
  • 27 feeds to follow in science. (wired)
  • Is wind the future of cargo ships? (qz)
  • Just how good are the Army Corp of Engineer’s flood estimates? (politico)

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