Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Who Put The Neanderthal In Charge?

"If instead the climate had got wetter and warmer, we might be Neanderthals today discussing the demise of modern humans." Gaia Vince dives into the history of humans and Neanderthals and how humans won out — with the help of Neanderthal DNA.
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THE WINDS OF CHANGE
HOMO DESTRUCTUS
How The Neanderthals Might Have Won
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"If instead the climate had got wetter and warmer, we might be Neanderthals today discussing the demise of modern humans." Gaia Vince dives into the history of humans and Neanderthals and how humans won out — with the help of Neanderthal DNA.
RIP ATX
The Desktop PC Is Finally Cool
theverge.com
The lowly desktop PC has transformed from a boring beige or black box into a centerpiece of a modern desk space.
QUITTING HATE COLD TURKEY
WATCH: Why I Left The Westboro Baptist Church
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Megan Phelps-Roper was five when she first stood on a picket line clutching a hateful sign. It took a while, but she eventually saw the light, and her story is a powerful one.
WATCHES WE DIGG | SPONSORED
This Watch Only Has One Hand And You'll Like It Better That Way
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The Slow Watch takes the Ferris Bueller approach to life. There's only one hand that rotates on the hour, so you're reminded every time you look down to not get caught up in the minutes and seconds but just chill out and be present. Try getting your smartphone to do that.
COLOR SCHEMES
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED
Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
fastcodesign.com
For roughly a decade not long ago, good graphic design was a national priority — and the story of how it became one is a forgotten chapter of design history.
HOW MUCH DO YOUR SHOULDERS HURT?
How To Weigh The World
nautil.us
How much does the Earth weigh? A firm answer didn't arrive until the Englishman John Michell figured out a way. Little known today, he was actually one of the cleverest clergymen of the 18th century.
TO BURY HIM, NOT TO PRAISE HIM
How The World's Richest Doctor Gave Away Millions — To Himself
statnews.com
The world's richest doctor had just made a $12 million gift to the University of Utah. Not mentioned in any of the tributes to his philanthropy: $10 million would be sent right back to one of his companies.
A MYSTERY OF A DIFFERENT SORT
'Missing Richard Simmons' Is 2017's 'Serial'
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Richard Simmons has been missing for 1,099 days, at least to anyone outside his team. Three years ago, Simmons disappeared from public life cutting off the world and some of his closest friends from access to his life. Now, in a "Serial"-style podcast Dan Taberski tries to sort out what's really happened to Richard one episode at a time.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Stan The Bulldog And Romeo The Iguana Are The Best Friends The World Needs
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It's scary out there, which means everyone needs a friendship like Stan and Romeo's.
IN THE NEWS
House Republicans Reveal Bill To Repeal And Replace Obamacare
The Switch Is Officially Nintendo's Fastest Selling Console
Incredibly Elusive Whale Captured On Video For The First Time Ever
How The Trump Administration's New Travel Ban Might Fare In Court
DIGG GIVEAWAYS
Why Pay For That Google Home?
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You could pay a bunch of money for an Xbox One, an Oculus Rift, a Google Home and more. Or you could enter here for a chance to get them for free (free is good).
If you're feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders today, just remember Stan and Romeo.

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