How to Move a Town Two Miles East, and More

Kiruna: How to Move a Town Two Miles East – BBC “This spring work will begin to move Sweden’s northernmost town two miles to the east. Over the next 20 years, 20,000 people will move into new homes, built around a new town centre, as a mine gradually swallows the … Read More

Last Days of the Pirate Blackbeard, and More

The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade – The Atlantic “But both producers and buyers who do not exercise the same caution are vulnerable. The high-end industry has spawned a shadowy underworld, where tax evasion, nighttime heists, counterfeits, and sabotage are not uncommon. The schemes span continents and truffle types, … Read More

Siri Hates Google Glass

It turns out Siri takes things very personally. It’s perfectly fine with you barking orders at it all day, but mention her competition, and she turns nasty. For example, when a user says “Okay Glass” to Siri, she responds when several cutthroat remarks about Google’s latest invention, according to The … Read More

The Modern Man’s Best 6 Weekend Reads

Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, and the Delicate Formula For Becoming America’s Best Friend – Vulture We love Mila Kunis when she talks to an awkward British guy, and Jennifer Lawrence when she kicks ass at the Oscars, but why? What Happened When Humans Met an Alien Intelligence? Sex Happened. – … Read More

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