Friday, May 12, 2017

Like That M. Night Shyamalan Movie, But Real

This week on What We Learned This Week: Trees keep us alive, clogs keep us comfy and the weekend keeps us trapped.
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OF A PROBLEMATIC NATURE
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
The Trees Are Dying And We'll Die Next, And Other Facts
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Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most important facts from the past few days. This week: Trees keep us alive, clogs keep us comfy and the weekend keeps us trapped.
BOOM GOES THE, UH, BOOM
Boy Genius Boyan Slat's Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is Real
fastcompany.com
A system of trash-collecting booms will launch in 2018, and — the 22-year-old inventor claims — will collect half the plastic trash in the Pacific Garbage Patch in five years.
SKIP TO 3:45 FOR THE GOOD STUFF
WATCH: Police Helicopter Calmly Informs Swimmers They're Next To 'Approximately 15 Great White Sharks'
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Yesterday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department harshed the mellow of a group of paddle borders when they instructed them to "exit the water in a calm manner" due to their proximity to "approximately 15 Great White sharks."
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SYSTEMS FAILURE
STOP ALL THE DOWNLOADIN'
The Body Is Not A Computer — Stop Thinking Of It As One
gizmodo.com
It cannot be hacked, rewired, engineered or upgraded like one, and certainly not at the ruthless pace of a Silicon Valley startup.
FORGETTING THE MOTHER
The Last Person You'd Expect To Die In Childbirth
propublica.org
The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: the health care system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers.
THREE MEN AND A LADY
Is An Open Marriage A Happier Marriage?
nytimes.com
What the experiences of nonmonogamous couples can tell us about jealousy, love, desire and trust.
PRICE GOUGING TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN
How One Little Cable Company Exposed Telecom's Achilles' Heel
backchannel.com
Forget net neutrality — the real fight is over controlling price-gouging monopolies.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
A DIGG ORIGINAL
Pleasure, Pain And Food In 'Master Of None'
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In Aziz Ansari's 'Master Of None,' food has a way of conveying both the high and low points of life. From stolen nachos to the perfect banana split — food is always there, in the good times and the bad.
IN THE NEWS
Trump Tweets Threat To Comey Over Leaks, And Other Trump News From Today
Trump Appears To Tell NBC That He Fired James Comey To Shut Down Russia Investigation
In Leaked Call, Fyre Fest's Founder Tells Employees They're Not Getting Paid For Their Work
The New Yorker Trolls The Trump Administration (And United Airlines) With Its Comey Cover
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Here's to a weekend full of good times and bucatini.

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