09/30/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is almost 3 hours long but zips along. (wired)
  • Why restaurants hate GrubHub ($GRUB). (tribecacitizen)
  • Violent crime is on the rise, but there’s still no “American carnage” (news.vice)
  • How manufacturers are trying to improve the efficiency of the tractor trailer. (wsj)
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is visually stunning. (theverge)
  • The ‘smart home’ is getting cheaper. (theverge)
  • What mindfulness is actually good for. (hbr)
  • Don’t forget that baseball catchers get a lot of concussions as well. (cbssports)
  • Can this new running shoe make novice runners faster? (popsci)
  • Tragedy Made Steve Kerr See the World Beyond the Court (nytimes)
  • A CTE test is coming closer to reality. (theringer)
  • ‘Anonymized’ location data is not all that anonymous. (fastcompany)
  • Stop eating three hours before bedtime. (melmagazine)
  • Defining Aggregation Theory or how companies come to dominate industries. (stratechery)
  • Charities are being forced to become more professional. (economist)
  • Why its hard to kill a fly. (bigthink)
  • The loneliness epidemic is real. How businesses can help. (hbr)
  • The United States remains an easy mark for drug dealers, terrorists and others who prize anonymity when registering aircraft or getting licensed to fly. So much for the lessons of 9/11. (apps.bostonglobe)
  • A profile of Anthony Levandowski the man in the middle of the Waymo-Uber legal spat. (wired)
  • How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World (theintercept)
  • Aging doesn’t start at 65. (nautil.us)
  • Professional sports are in a bubble. (newyorker)
  • Is Netflix ($NFLX) helping or hurting standup comedy? (vulture)
  • The critics are over the moon for ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ (businessinsider)
  • How magazines will become like sailboats. (nytimes)
  • Which cities are fueling the craft beer boom. (visualcapitalist)
  • The college degree is getting devalued but most don’t recognize it. (medium)
  • Adults who played football as kids are now concerned about CTE. (esquire)
  • How sleep originated. (newscientist)
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ honors and extends Ridley Scott’s original vision. (esquire)
  • There is an issue with who exactly constitutes ‘faculty’ at online universities. (npr)
  • Florida’s orange industry is dying. (wsj)
  • Innovation is only accelerating in China. (economist)
  • The Untold Story of the Assassins of North Korea (gq)
  • A look at the 2017 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. (wsj)
  • Why students from rural America can struggle at university. (theatlantic)
  • Startup Groups is using a lean treatment model for opioid addiction. (theverge)
  • Airbnb is going to test branded-apartments in Florida. (theinformation)
  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn’t Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job (fortune)
  • Long term antidepressant use could be hazardous to your health. (bigthink)
  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is arguably better than the original. (variety)
  • Cloudflare is pushing the cloud to the edges of the web. (fastcompany)
  • Universities are struggling to increase the number of women who earn STEM degrees. (wsj)
  • Cancer’s Invasion Equation: We can detect tumors earlier than ever before. Can we predict whether they’re going to be dangerous?&#xA0 (newyorker)
  • Auctions work, why don’t we use them for ticket sales? (papers.ssrn)
  • It’s hard to see how the trend toward indexing reverses any time soon. (ft)
  • 20% of teens report having had a concussion. (npr)
  • Hilton ($HLT) wants to get into the modern hostel space. (fortune)
  • How a brewery is using its waste product to help feed and raise fish for consumption. (fastcompany)
  • Designer James Dyson is working on an electric car set for 2020. (bloomberg)
  • How our gut bacteria affects our ability to lose weight. (bigthink)
  • Why cacao is vulnerable to blight. (nytimes)
  • Why Man Group has embraced AI-based strategies for its funds. (bloomberg)
  • A new antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains. (bbc)
  • Code is king but coding is still stuck in the past. (theatlantic)
  • Why we get happier as we age. (heleo)
  • There seems to be life 2500 feet underground. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too. (propublica)
  • The best cure for a brain freeze is prevention. (wsj)
  • A half dozen lessons about writing a book and getting it published. (25iq)
  • Why Italian food is simply better. (bloomberg)
  • A simple guide to Stoicism. (medium)

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