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Friday, 24 September 2021

Battle Cyber-Margaret Thatcher through British hell in new Doom mod

quote [ Thatcher's Techbase releases for free this Friday, September 24th ]

Margaret Thatcher witches coven,
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The lost generation of ancient trees

quote [ Inside some of our most magnificent trees, miniature worlds are at risk of extinction. The race is on to accelerate trees' ageing process, to save these intricate communities. ]

So much wonder shaded by ancient trees
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Intellectual Pinball

quote [ Q: Following the great video game crash of 1983, where did arcade operators and bar owners go next? A: Trivia games! ]

Into a run-of-the-mill trivia game
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Cocktail Recipe Books

quote [ Sometimes, you just strike internet gold – ya know, those obscure little corners of the internet where you can fall blissfully down the rabbit hole. Today’s find is a free online library of unearthed and collected bartender books; rare volumes dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, faithfully digitised – every last page – by a little-known museum of wines and spirits located on the small island of Bendor in the south of France. ]

Drunk off specialty cocktails no recipe
[SFW] [food & drink] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 20 September 2021

When a Natural Disaster Hits, Structural Engineers Learn From the Destruction

quote [ StEER engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do not ]

Of a natural disaster for me
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Revolt of the Delivery Workers

quote [ Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by police. The city’s 65,000 bikers have only themselves to count on. ]

For the worker is working when the fat cat's about
[SFW] [people] [+1 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:11amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Can India Solve Its Macaque Conundrum With Contraception?

quote [ The science of controlling marauding, sacred monkeys, from the new book by best-selling author Mary Roach. ]

Wow! Macaque's really hairy
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 17 September 2021

Circassian Beauty in the American Sideshow

quote [ Among the “human curiosities” in P. T. Barnum’s American Museum was a supposed escapee from an Ottoman harem, a figure marketed as both the pinnacle of white beauty and an exoticised other. Betsy Golden Kellem investigates the complex of racial and cultural stereotypes that made the Circassian beauty such a sideshow spectacle. ]

Outside the freak show
[SFW] [history] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Hawai‘i Is Not Our Playground

quote [ Hawai‘i has long been packaged as paradise, allowing travelers to ignore the legacy of colonialism. What travelers need to know to travel to the islands responsibly. ]

The beauty of hawaii
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Flying by the Fat of the Sea

quote [ Scientists may have cracked an essential secret of shorebirds’ marathon migrations. ]

Shorebirds deal death all day long
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

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