Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture

Links for 6/24/17

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans


 

A place called hope: the tiny island on the frontline of US-China tensions


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DRbgYLhc4Y

How Matchbox cars were made in 1965

Source: Boing Boing


 

With a forgotten temple city, Myanmar hopes to strike tourism gold


 

On the Water: 10 Favorite Places on European Rivers, Lakes and Coastlines


 

How Beauty Evolves – The Atlantic

Links for 5/15/17

My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E

 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

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Links for 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVUBpzlELOg

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian

Links for 5/4/17

This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion

Source: This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion


 

The scientific community went into a frenzy this week over a new report claiming humans were in North America 130,000 years ago. Could it possibly be true? And why were people losing their minds?

Source: Were Humans Really in America 100,000 Years Before We Thought?


 

A Gorgeous Theremin Cover of ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ From the Film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

The substances stick around in the environment for a long time, which makes them likely to be inhaled or ingested by people and animals

Source: Former Pesticide Ingredient Found in Dolphins, Birds, and Fish | Lab Manager


 

New Zealand anger as pristine lakes tapped for bottled water market | World news | The Guardian

Links for 4/25/17

Mexicos ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries


 

His Knibs classic men’s style: Lois vintage-style cord jacket range


 

The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them.

Source: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money : NPR


 

Tikicat


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwEiUW_jDJE

 

Links for 4/14/17

We Can’t Afford Cuts to Coastal Management | NRDC


 

Source: A crash course on creation myths / Boing Boing


 

Source: Inuit cartography: maps carved in driftwood / Boing Boing


 

There was no desire to shatter the square society…only to elude it

Source: History Of Surfing: Surfing’s Beat Generation


 

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Links for 3/3/17

A new study of deep-sea amphipods living six miles beneath the sea’s surface finds surprising levels of toxic chemicals.

Source: The Most Unexplored Habitat on Earth Is Packed with Pollution | NRDC


 

Nobel Prize winner Kenneth Arrow’s most celebrated theorem illustrates why economics isn’t just wrong-headed but actually destructive.

Source: Bill Black: Kenneth Arrow’s (Ignored) Impossibility Theorem


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Dravidians and Africans


 

Tropical gardening is all too often associated with expense and poor results. But choose your plants wisely and you can turn your patch into a slice of verdant jungle, says James Wong

Source: Grow your own jungle: easy exotic plants

Links for 2/19/17

Dem Häuptlingssohn, bestaunt im kolonialen Menschenzoo, gelang ein rasanter Aufstieg. Martin Dibobe kam 1896 aus Kamerun nach Berlin. Er wurde Schlosser, Zugführer, Beamter. Und Vorkämpfer für die Rechte der Afrikaner.

Source: Martin Dibobe, preußischer Afro-Sozi: Black Power im Kaiserreich


 

Can Preservationists Save L.A.’s Late Modernist Landmarks? – Architecture Lab


 

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.

Source: Our seas have become a plastic graveyard – but can technology turn the tide?


 

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm


 

Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020

Source: Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined


 

Despite having celebrated a victory against the corporation who was constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, water protectors everywhere might be having to head out into the freezing cold once again to defend the sacred land and valuable waterways. This is because President Donald Trump is expected to go forward with plans to sign an executive

Source: Trump to Sign Executive Order Pushing Through Construction of DAPL & Keystone XL Pipeline – The Ring of Fire Network

Links for 2/1/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-DQNTKOO1M

Source: What happens if all Earth’s coral dies?


 

https://vimeo.com/171306520

Video: Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

“My conclusion,” writes the Indus script scholar Asko Parpola, “is that the Indian Rsyasrnga legend goes back to the Harappan religion, where the unicorn bull depicted on thousands of seals has a real local animal, the nilgai antelope, called rsya in Sanskrit. His single horn, the length of which is exaggerated, has a phallic connotation and emphasizes the importance of this animal as a symbol of fertility.”

Source: The Harappan Unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives


 

Get ready to say good-bye to the Legos of yesteryear.

Source: Good-bye plastic: Lego announces a huge change in the future of its toys.


 

His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change

Source: ‘What should be pristine white is littered with blue’ – Timo Lieber’s Arctic photography | Art and design | The Guardian


 

Do you ever wonder what life is like without Facebook?

Source: 99 days of freedom