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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music - The New York Times
We asked some of our favorite artists to tell us about the sounds they cherish. Listen to their choices.
music  classical  bestof  tips 
2 days ago
De grote volksverhuizing: verdreven voor de Atlantikwall
Duizenden huizen werden gesloopt en bijna 300.000 mensen werden gedwongen geëvacueerd.
history  ww2  netherlands 
2 days ago
'We need people who see things differently': tackling cybersecurity's gender problem
It’s an industry that has one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country. Does this have implications for our digital safety?
security  online  Gender  equality  work  future 
8 days ago
A Woman Can Never Be Likable Enough | The Nation
She was just emotional enough—not detached, not “hysterical”—to conform to expectations about what a woman should look like when she tells the truth about being assaulted.
gender  misogyny  society  culture  behaviour 
12 days ago
Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information
Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advertisers will be able to target Ben with an ad using that phone number, which I call “shadow contact information,” about a month later. Ben can’t access his shadow contact information, because that would violate Anna’s privacy, according to Facebook, so he can’t see it or delete it, and he can’t keep advertisers from using it either.
facebook  privacy  advertising  identity  contact  gdpr 
12 days ago
No More Google
Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google that don't track you
privacy  google  tools  alternative  list 
12 days ago
Animated Map
2,400 Years of European History
history  Europe  geography  countries  maps  animation 
16 days ago
‘The Very Top Guy in the Stasi was Personally Involved in Figuring Out How to Destroy Punk.’
Author Tim Mohr talks about East Germany’s dissident punk rock scene, and its role in bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989 — the story behind his remarkable new book, ‘Burning Down The Haus.’
germany  ddr  communism  punk  resistance  history  berlinwall  stasi 
17 days ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives.
obesity  health  shaming  medical  weight  research  education 
25 days ago
“Whatever’s your darkest question, you can ask me.”
A secret network of women is working outside the law and the medical establishment to provide safe, cheap home abortions.
USA  healthcare  women  pregnancy  abortion  dyi  law 
26 days ago
Web Design Museum
exhibits over 900 carefully selected and sorted web sites that show web design trends between the years 1995 and 2005.
history  gallery  webdesign  nostalgia 
26 days ago
Het sociaal-kredietsysteem van China - Je ouders niet bezocht? Puntje eraf
Met miljoenen veiligheidscamera’s met gezichtsherkenning en een gekoppeld puntensysteem dwingt de Chinese overheid haar onderdanen in de mal van modelburger. ‘Als je gewoon leeft, komt het allemaal in orde.’
china  socialscore  government  bigdata  privacy 
26 days ago
Hillary Clinton: American Democracy Is in Crisis - The Atlantic
"Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back."
politics  USA  democracy 
26 days ago
The Rise and Demise of RSS
For a while, before a third of the planet had signed up for Facebook, RSS was simply how many people stayed abreast of news on the internet.
rss  history  internet  data  standards 
27 days ago
Five Books
The best books on everything
books  list  recommendations  inspiration 
29 days ago
Game of Game Of Thrones thrones: 43 big upcoming fantasy and sci-fi shows
Game of Thrones is coming to an end, and soon the real struggle for succession begins
television  fantasy  scifi  list 
4 weeks ago
Metabolism and weight loss - Vox
debunking myths in the metabolic chamber
diet  metabolism  food  weight  research  obesity  study 
5 weeks ago
Danzig's Self-Titled Album Turns 30
Danzig's self-titled album turns 30 today (8/30/2018), and Ghost Cult Magazine remembers this important milestone in heavy music.
music  metal  history  Danzig  album  anniversary 
5 weeks ago
What Would a Socialist America Look Like? - POLITICO Magazine
We asked thinkers on the left—and a couple of outliers—to describe their vision for a re-imagined American economy.
politics  future  USA  socialism 
5 weeks ago
Why Technology Favors Tyranny - The Atlantic
Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.
AI  technology  politics  democracy  future  society  tyranny 
5 weeks ago
An Inquiry Into Abuse
Allegations that Richard Nixon beat his wife, Pat Nixon, have circulated for decades without serious examination by the journalists who covered his presidency.
USA  president  Nixon  abuse  history  marriage 
5 weeks ago
A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the reading brain - The Verge
how technology is changing the brain, what we lose when we lose deep attention, and what to do about it.
reading  books  technology  science  skimming 
5 weeks ago
Ozzy Osbourne: the crazed story of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman | Louder
In 1979, Ozzy was out of Black Sabbath and on the ropes. Then he made the two albums that saved his career – and his life
history  music  metal  ozzyosbourne  blacksabbath 
5 weeks ago
Inside the Swift, Deadly History of the Spanish Flu Pandemic
One hundred years ago, the virus infected a third of the world’s population
history  medical  spanishflu  virus  pandemic  disease 
5 weeks ago
What does Google know about me? - Quora
That means they know every search you’ve ever done on Google. That alone is pretty scary, but it’s just the shallow end of the very deep pool of data that they try to collect on people.
google  privacy  tracking 
5 weeks ago
Why the Whole World Should Be Up in Arms About the EU's Looming Internet Catastrophe | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"In exactly one week, the European Parliament will hold a crucial debate and vote on a proposal so terrible, it can only be called an extinction-level event for the Internet as we know it."
Europe  law  internet 
5 weeks ago
Why Sperm Counts Are Dropping For Men Today | GQ
A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We've become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely.
medical  future  procreation 
5 weeks ago
How Yes Helped Shape the 1970s | Louder
From a whorehouse in Soho to playing the world’s biggest stadiums. We look at the early years of Yes, from their 70s rise to prog’s pinnacle
music  Yes  history  progrock  70s 
5 weeks ago
CTS - conserve the sound
online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, ..
audio  sound  history  project  museum  archive 
5 weeks ago
Brazil museum fire | The Guardian
‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted
news  brazil  fire  museum 
6 weeks ago
EU citizens voted to abolish daylight saving time in a landslide — Quartz
80% of 4.6 million respondents favored the abolishment of the finicky practice of changing the clocks in summer and winter.
time  europe  dst 
6 weeks ago
The Secret Garden
A near-unexplored wilderness was found on top of a mountain in Mozambique, and a dream team of scientists scaled the rock face to study it.
discovery  wildlife  nature  africa 
6 weeks ago
“I Have a Secret. My Father Is Steve Jobs”
Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father
stevejobs  apple  parents  biography 
7 weeks ago
The software engineer’s guide to asserting dominance in the workplace
If you can get a standing desk, get one. Being at higher ground is a position of power. This advantage is especially important in open-office environments.
culture  programming  humour  work  development 
8 weeks ago
User Set Ups - Disability Tek
if everyone with a disability is able to share with others, how they access and use technology, then those with a similar disability can learn from this and overcome the trials and barriers in trying to source new technology for themselves
accessibility  disability  hardware  software  technology 
10 weeks ago
The Bullshit Web
You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive more? It’s that, but with bytes and bandwidth instead of cars and lanes.
web  internet  advertising  performance  privacy 
10 weeks ago
How a Notorious Gangster Was Exposed by His Own Sister | The New Yorker
Astrid Holleeder secretly recorded her brother’s murderous confessions. Will he exact revenge?
crime  dutch  profile 
10 weeks ago
The Herds of Europe
bubble grid maps are a very good alternative to choropleths when you want to show a broad overview of the geographical distribution of a variable
maps  europe  stats  animals 
10 weeks ago
Motherhood in the Age of Fear - The New York Times
“[..] They have the right to some freedom, to some independence.” They have a right, she said, “to a little bit of danger.” And parents, I’d add, have the right to give it to them.
children  culture  parenting  USA 
10 weeks ago
When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health - The New York Times
A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms.
food  nutrition  diet  health  time  clock 
11 weeks ago
France measles outbreak: babies hit hardest - VaccinesToday
Only Italy (3,697) and Greece (3,039) have reported more cases of measles, with Romania (1,198) close behind France.
measles  France  Europe  disease  vaccination 
11 weeks ago
The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk
A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.
milk  diet  health  dairy  fat 
11 weeks ago
Farewell, Google Maps | In der Apotheke
Fortunately, the move energised map competitors. Apple Maps, Mapbox, TomTom - which alternative is best for mid- and larger sites?
comparison  webdev  openstreetmap  googlemaps 
11 weeks ago
CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade, explained - Vox
scientists have figured out how to exploit a quirk in the immune systems of bacteria to edit genes in other organisms
science  DNA  CRISPR  genes  mutation 
11 weeks ago
Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century | MIT News
Without action, climate change could devastate a region home to one-fifth of humanity, study finds.
research  news  climatechange  asia 
11 weeks ago
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