Universe's Earliest Stars Detected Via Faint Signals - A look at the signals pointing to the earliest signs of star formation.
Though the data is early, this is a neat bit of science using radio telescopes.
Why Can I Only Type Words Backwards? -Why can I only type words backward? - Stuff like this is why I love the internet. Who wouldn’t want to learn to type from David Lynch?
Designers Choose Their Favorite Record Covers - A lot of safe choices here, but I do love the Parliament art. Kraftwerk and PIXIES both have great entries.
No One Remembers The Retraction - Turns out reports that CNN scripted a town hall were exaggerated. This story has been spared far and wide enough that the retraction won’t make a dent in the initial reporting, which was always the point.
The Best Movies Snubbed By The Academy - The AV Club does a rundown of the movies the Oscars snubbed year by year for all 90.
If You Still Don't Know What Net Neutrality Is - f you still don’t know what Net Neutrality is—or how it became yet another partisan battleground, check out this guide from Wired.
Apple's Phishing Tips - Apple shares its tips for avoiding phishing. - I’ve noticed an uptick in fake Apple account emails as of late. Apple must have gotten enough reports; they crafted this doc. Save your data, and your credit card.
Actually, It's About Ethics In Music Journalism - A classic from Punk Planet. I don't know why I went looking for this, but I had been thinking about how we're still at the point where certain neckbeards get twisted into oddly Reich-ish shapes about people criticizing their video games. I still read Razorcake, but my Zine days are behind me for the most part. However, it's writing like this that made me want to write longer-form essays. (Well that and Harlan Ellison acerbic rants, which are still not to be missed.)
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