Friday, February 24, 2017

What Happens In Space, Doesn't Stay In Space

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Drinking in space is illegal, video games rule and fitness trackers don't work.
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WHAT HAPPENS IN SPACE...
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Astronauts Can't Get Drunk, And Other Facts
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​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Drinking in space is illegal, video games rule and fitness trackers don't work.
WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND THAT
Why Is The Speed Of Light The Speed Of Light?
aeon.co
Light travels at around 300,000 km per second. Why not faster? Why not slower? A new theory inches us closer to an answer.
IT'S SHAPES ALL THE WAY DOWN
Physicists Uncover Geometric 'Theory Space'
quantamagazine.org
A decades-old method called the "bootstrap" is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.
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Leo DiCaprio Would Wear This Suit, Probably
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DOMINATE YOUR WATCH PARTY
Who Will Win The Big Oscars Categories, According To Everyone
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Who will win the big awards this Sunday? We tallied up all the predictions from around the internet, and we have a pretty good idea now.
LET'S GO ON A QUEST
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH
A Very Strange Story About The World's Greatest Dog Sanctuary
outsideonline.com
The world's greatest dog sanctuary is on a small farm in Costa Rica, where hundreds of canines run wild over the land — eating huge piles of food and slobbering happily on Lya Battle and her small band of dedicated volunteers.
WHERE THERE'S A WIDOW, THERE'S A WAY
Lady Jane Franklin, The Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration
atlasobscura.com
An English widow dispatched many a vessel to search for her lost husband, who never returned from the Arctic.
SOONER WOULD BE FINE, TOO
The Man Who Wants To Eradicate Hangovers By 2050
melmagazine.com
Scientist David Nutt believes a chemical called "alcosynth" is the secret to drinking without regret.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
NATURE... SO TENDER
When Mama Bear Says It's Time To Cross The Stream, Don't Dawdle
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Because you're crossing that stream, whether on your own four legs or dragged by the scruff of your little bear neck.
IN THE NEWS
Trump White House Asked FBI To Discredit Trump Campaign Russia Ties, Plus All Today's Trump News
Uber Sued For Stealing Google's Self-Driving Car Technology
Hayao Miyazaki Is Out Of Retirement And Working On A New Film, Says Studio Ghibli Producer
You're Overpaying For Drugs And Your Pharmacist Can't Tell You
Incredibly Lethal VX Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam, Police Say
FROM THE DIGG STORE
Want A Job? Learn To Code
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Apparently, coding is the next blue-collar job frontier. Here's everything you need to learn the basics, without the massive amounts of student debt.
Unfortunately, we're not up in space, exploring the depths of the universe. We are, however, on earth — and there's beer here. Have a great weekend.

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