Länksamling 2015:17

Jag samlar det roligaste, intressanta, läsvärda, allmänt häftiga och galnaste som det (borde ha) snackats om den senaste tiden. Årets sista länksamling bjuder på decembers viktigaste nyheter som du missade i julstressen. Eftersom det i vanlig ordning mestadels är dåliga nyheter (förvisso tillsammans med några glada) bjuder jag på en liten bonus med extra bild och film. Snart är det 2016!

Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably “bullshit” (quartz)

The Doomsday Invention: Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction? (newyorker)

Den nya högern ett eko från 1930-talet (dn)

The Predictability of Political Extremism (nakedcapitalism)

I was held hostage by Isis. They fear our unity more than our airstrikes (theguardian)

The interrogator’s soul: An ordinary person becomes a torturer with surprising ease. (aeon)

Military to Military: Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war (London Review of Books)

Chief Coca-Cola scientist leaves amid criticism over obesity research (arstechnica)

Manslaughter charges dropped in BP spill case—nobody from BP will go to prison (arstechnica)

Exxon’s Oil Industry Peers Knew About Climate Dangers in the 1970s, Too (insideclimatenews) (via nakedcapitalism)

Is The World Ready to Get Serious About Climate Change? The Paris Agreement Says Non. (bigthink)

Resistance to last-resort antibiotic has now spread across globe (newscientist)

Wow! SpaceX Lands Orbital Rocket Successfully in Historic First (space.com)

Fermilab Experiment Finds No Evidence That We Live in a Hologram (gizmodo)

The hunt for Albert Einstein’s missing waves (bbc)

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works (engadget)

We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book is distributed as a gift to all Swedish high schools (sverigeskvinnolobby)

Pakistan’s most famous nuclear scientist has found a new interest: Menopause (quartz)

Tchaikovsky’s Surprising Wisdom for Artists with Depression (bigthink)

Malicious Attackers Add Malware to Guardian’s Cybercrime Article (hacked)

These photos are why I’m trapped in Tokyo forever now (medium)

2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics (nytimes) (via twistedsifter)



Great Photo of a Twisty Rainbow Cloud—Iridescent Pileus (via slate)


These subversive ads rip into the corporate sponsors of the Paris climate talks (via quartz)


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Bizarre and inexplicable vintage Christmas cards (via dangerousminds)


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Boston Dynamics Robo-Dogs Pulling a Sleigh Is a Terrifying Glimpse of Christmas Future (via gizmodo)


Stargazing by Greg Rakozy (via twistedsifter)


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Why it’s so easy to cheat without feeling dishonest (via aeon)

Artist Creates Brick out of Beijing’s Smog (via mentalfloss)

Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View (via mentalfloss)

These Freezing Drops of Oil Are Hypnotically Beautiful (via gizmodo)

A mesmerizing time-lapse video of beautiful storms (via boingboing)

Awesome 83-Year-Old Rocks Out at Electronic Music Festival in The Netherlands (via twistedsifter)

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