Länksamling 2015:15

Jag samlar det roligaste, intressanta, läsvärda, allmänt häftiga och galnaste som det (borde ha) snackats om den senaste tiden. Det har varit en intressant början på hösten. De sedvanliga mänskliga tragedierna har förvisso avlöst varandra i rasande takt, men framför allt visade det sig att ekosystemet fått ta en hel del skit, från marin massutrotning till folkvagnsfiffel och att det största miljöhotet som vanligt är amoraliska konglomerat.

Oxfam: Increasing inequality plunging millions more Europeans into poverty (eureporter)

They Knew – Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago (nakedcapitalism)

Global Marine Populations Have Halved Since 1970 (iflscience)

The UK made a list of repressive regimes, then invited some of them to buy weapons (quartz)

Your “slacktivism” really does help the world (quartz)

Karma Police: UK’s GCHQ probably monitored you on the internet (hacked)

The ”sharing economy” is dead, and we killed it (fastcompany)

Why We Should Embrace — Not Fear — the Biohacker Uprising (singularityhub)

Read the Lost Dream Journal of the Man Who Discovered Neurons (nautilus)

Does Everyone Dream? (neuroskeptic)

Meet the Mind-Controlling Algae Protein That Could Cure Blindness (singularityhub)

Your Mood Can Affect Your Ability To See Color (iflscience)

2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners Announced, Chicken With Stick Tied to Its Rump Rejoices (mentalfloss)

Scots ’have 421 words’ for snow (bbc)

Meth-addled man shot self in scrotum defending neighbours from imaginary Mexicans in the trees (arbroath)



32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World (via twistedsifter)


View India’s ancient, forgotten stepwells before they disappear (via quartz)


The Palace Built By a Postman, Using Stones From His Route (via mentalfloss)


This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ (via wired)


Bizarre Paintings of Mecha Robots Attacking East-European Peasants of the Early 20th Century (via dangerousminds)


‘Women of the Future’ as our grandparents imagined them (via boingboing)


The First Illustrations of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds: The Surreal & Horrifying Art of Henrique Alvim Corrêa (via openculture)


UFO witness and amazing outsider artist, Ionel Talpazan, RIP (via boingboing)


A Portrait of the Portuguese Man-of-War (via nationalgeographic)


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Soviet Cats in Zero Gravity (via englishrussia)

Whales play under the Northern Lights in Norway