Minecrack

I can’t be the first one to make that joke. Here is Westeros recreated in obsessive detail within a game of Minecraft. Thank you, Wired.

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De-Extinction

I’m thrilled by the scientific capability. I have a problem with his answer to the final question, though. How can you argue to bring back species sent to extinction by the carelessness of humanity at the cost of other species? Isn’t that just exchanging one extinct species for another? Possibly more?

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Goodbye Old Google

James Whittaker explains why he left Google. It’s a brisk read, and a nice perspective on some of the things that have really been bothering me lately about Google. It’s not news, but who doesn’t love to hear their own opinions, written well, by a person in the know? The TL;DR version could easily just […]

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Real Life Redshirts

On July 19, 1957, six men stand beneath an atomic explosion set off in the deserts of the American Northwest. Five of them were volunteers. Click through for the full story from NPR. Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

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