09/12/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How an orthopedic surgeon became a sports radio star. (story.californiasunday)
  • Car crashes are on the rise and Warren Buffett blames texting. (wsj)
  • What Makes Uber Run: The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod. (fastcompany)
  • For many kids homework hurts more than it helps. (qz)
  • Life Story: Looking at unsolved scientific mysteries, we ask how living things got going and whether they exist elsewhere than Earth (economist)
  • We Might Be Near Peak Environmental Impact (bloombergview)
  • McDonalds’ ($MCD) is committing to 100% cage-free eggs. (qz)
  • How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics (nytimes)
  • Whereas the price of beef is soaring. (wsj)
  • Automatic braking systems will soon be standard equipment on cars. (nytimes)
  • This Korean lab has nearly perfected dog cloning, and that’s just the start (techinsider.io)
  • Why Netflix ($NFLX) doesn’t let users download shows and movies. (gizmodo)
  • Airline profits are soaring but smaller cities are getting dropped. (wsj)
  • Why are we so bad at getting surplus food to those who need it? (vox)
  • The big auto makers are betting you will still want to own your car in the future. (qz)
  • Why television and movies will never truly meld. (washingtonpost)
  • Predicting NFL season results is folly. (nytimes)
  • What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System Is Trying to Learn (nytimes)
  • How the Ivies are planning to keep the next Mark Zuckerberg from dropping out. (qz)
  • A smoke detector that detects gas before ignition. (slate)
  • How Apple ($AAPL) built 3-D Touch. (bloomberg)
  • If sports teams’ data is valuable they will have to protect it as such. (techcrunch)
  • The dirtiest places on an airplane, ranked. (washingtonpost)
  • Poor kids are getting shut out of increasingly expensive youth sports programs. (npr)
  • A profile of Popcorn Time the world’s fastest growing piracy site. (dn.no)
  • Pour yourself a strong mug ofIntelligentsia Coffee (intelligentsiacoffee)
  • From Spygate to Deflategate: Inside what split the NFL and New England Patriots apart (espn.go)
  • The cost of breakfast is at a five-year low. (ft)
  • The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You’ve Ever Read:This Is the Year Humans Finally Got Serious About Saving Themselves From Themselves (nymag)
  • How Art Reveals the Limits of Neuroscience (chronicle)
  • The Weather Channel is going to get back to its scientific roots. (slate)
  • An ongoing challenge for daily fantasy sports: players that lose. (bloomberg)
  • Successful scientists also have an interest in art as well. (priceonomics)
  • Do college kids have too much privacy? (latimes)
  • The economics of the cover song. (kottke)
  • How to keep your brain young. (health.harvard.edu)
  • Kids still aren’t eating fruits and veggies in their school lunches. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • This is THE key factor for happiness. (techinsider.io)
  • 4 tips for barbecue success. (vox)
  • School starts too darn early for most kids. (student.societyforscience)
  • On the importance of taking a technology break. (qz)
  • What Kinds of Pets Get Adopted? (priceonomics)
  • Daily fantasy is truly becoming a daily phenomenon. (bloomberg)
  • “The Ranch” that is changing how MLB pitchers train and pitch. (espn.go)
  • The World’s Best Investment For the Next 12 Months (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Measuring the health (and death) of apps by tracking Tweets. (buzzfeed)

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