09/24/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • This device can create drinking water from the air. (businessinsider)
  • Why Bruges, Belgium built a two-mile beer pipeline. (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) wants Siri to take on Alexa. (arstechnica)
  • The NFL should let players smoke weed for pain. (rollingstone)
  • Don’t waste money on premium gas. (nytimes)
  • The difference between rationality and intelligence. (nytimes)
  • Why grass-fed beef is on a roll. (wsj)
  • How to watch movies and books intelligently. (qz)
  • A 15-point federal checklist for self-driving cars. (nytimes)
  • Conan is still slugging it out in late night. (theringer)
  • There is a proposal to make a stretch of Interstate 5 into an autonomous-only highway. (bloomberg)
  • Ashton Kutcher knows how to make a sitcom. (theringer)
  • • How a pension deal went wrong and cost California taxpayers billions (latimes)
  • • How FX became TV’s best, most reliable network (hitfix)
  • When will a woman play in MLB? (nytimes)
  • The authentic Chicago accent is disappearing. (chicagoreader)
  • On the sad demise of the rotary knob. (ft)
  • The incentives for bad science are growing. (theatlantic)
  • • The Fattening — Did the Low-Fat Era Make Us Fat? (pbs)
  • Self-driving cars will set off a change in cities. (bloomberg)
  • • Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t. (propublica)
  • What happens when your ad blocking company starts running ads? (nytimes)
  • • The Man. The Voice. The Stories.: Vin Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games for 67 seasons. As he signs off this year, Jon Miller, Bud Selig, Bob Costas and 20 other colleagues and friends reflect on why a career like Scully’s won’t happen again.&#xA0 (espn)
  • Everything we know about human-Neanderthal sex. (vox)
  • The big tech companies are pushing into health-related decision support. (bloomberg)
  • A profile of Theo Epstein as the Cubs’ turnaround takes hold. (espn)
  • • Religion in U.S. ‘worth more than Google and Apple combined’ (theguardian)
  • Belgians don’t drink Stella Artois. (wsj)
  • How the Sugar Industry Buys Academia and Politicians (promarket)
  • Goldfish as invasive species. (nytimes)
  • • How to hide it: inside the secret world of wealth managers. They are the brains behind the most ingenious tax avoidance schemes. And there are more of them than ever&#xA0 (theguardian)
  • Who’s responsible when a human is behind the wheel of a car with autonomous features? (latimes)
  • The ethanol mandate outlived its usefulness. (nytimes)
  • The paperless office is finally here. (wsj)
  • Pubs are in decline in the UK. (bloomberg)
  • What cities are doing to reduce the effect of global warming induced heat waves. (newyorker)
  • Why supermarket bacon is packaged with that window. (bloomberg)
  • "The launch of the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm in Scotland has been hailed as a significant moment for the renewable energy sector." (theguardian)
  • Are we underplaying the cancer risk of drinking alcohol? (wired)
  • The problem with middle school. (qz)
  • Your smoothie is a dessert. (bonappetit)
  • How men experience depression. (wsj)
  • Men with anxiety are more vulnerable to cancer. (latimes)
  • Where you should sit on an airplane according to a flight attendant. (bbc)
  • Are there too many liberal arts majors? (theatlantic)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) wants half of its content to be original. (techcrunch)
  • • Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free (vanityfair)
  • Lyft’s vision for the next ten years. (medium)
  • • Meet the California couple who uses more water than every home in Los Angeles combined (motherjones)

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