another pandemic week has passed. Thailand is not doing particularly great, I hope things are better wherever you are.
This week’s links
😱 Points of No Return
This article lists seven climate tipping points that could mark points of no return for our planet’s climate.
🤯 Malaria infection creates a ‘human perfume’ that makes us more attractive to mosquitoes
Evolution 1 : Humans 0
🇦🇫 Afghans Flee as Taliban Makes Deeper Inroads Amid U.S. Exit
It’s heartbreaking how much conflict and war this country had to endure over the past 3+ decades.
🛬 Experience: I lived in an airport for seven months
This isn’t the movie Terminal with Tom Hanks, it’s the story of a Syrian refugee.
💡 African WhatsApp Modders are the Masters of Worldwide Adversarial Interoperability
African modders make better versions of WhatsApp, Facebook is not amused.
🪐 Methane in the Plumes of Saturn's Moon Enceladus: Possible Signs of Life?
Mind you, this article takes about microbes, not higher life forms but it’s still pretty interesting.
🗑 The Internet Is Rotting
An interesting read on permanence and preservation of knowledge in the digital age.
Wabi-Sabi: A Short Film on the Beauty of Traditional Japan
I miss Japan, can’t wait to go back there after the plague.
This week’s content recommendation is The Uncommon Series (Amazon affiliate link) by Eliot Peper. This trilogy embodies everything I came to expect of his books after having read most of them: an interesting story with some nerdy references that’s quite the page turner. These are the book equivalents of popcorn movies, in the most positive sense of the word. Fun and intelligent escapism, perfect for my pandemic brain.
Until next week,