The Strangely Beautiful Experience of Google Reviewslongreads.com/2023/01/03/the-strangely-beautiful-experience-of-google-reviews/
Glimpses of humanity in an unlikely corner of the internet.
The forgotten medieval habit of 'two sleeps' - BBC Futurebbc.com/future/article/20220107-the-lost-medieval-habit-of-biphasic-sleep
For millennia, people slept in two shifts – once in the evening, and once in the morning. But why? And how did the habit disappear?
The forgotten medieval fruit with a vulgar name - BBC Futurebbc.com/future/article/20210325-the-strange-medieval-fruit-the-world-forgot
Medieval Europeans were fanatical about a strange fruit that could only be eaten rotten. Then it was forgotten altogether. Why did they love it so much? And why did it disappear?
BBC - Future - The simple words that save livesbbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-simple-words-that-save-lives
Lessons from “expert talkers” could make all the difference when helping a person in crisis.
BBC - Future - The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video gamebbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-maze-puzzle-hidden-within-an-early-video-game
With the digital equivalent of trowels and shovels, archaeologists are digging into the code of early video games to uncover long forgotten secrets that could have relevance today.
Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIREDwired.com/story/tezos-blockchain-love-story-horror-story/
One couple thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia. On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell. A crypto-tragedy in three acts.
The Weather Warlock: One Man’s Mission to Let You Hear the Sunset on Vimeovimeo.com/158058388
Does a sunny day make a sound? Is there melody in a snowstorm? Musician and electronic instrument inventor Quintron built a device that converts atmospheric conditions…
Meet the Woman Who Cared for Hundreds of Abandoned Gay Men Dying of AIDS | Out Magazineout.com/positive-voices/2016/5/19/meet-woman-who-cared-hundreds-abandoned-gay-men-dying-aids
“Who knew there’d come a time when people didn’t want to bury their children?” says Ruth Cocker Burks.