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100 Images From Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

The NYT have put together a stunning photo feature of 100 images from Cassini’s mission to Saturn. Take a few minutes and scroll through it. Gorgeous.

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End Pain Forever

Pain

Fascinating article on pain and how a single gene could become a volume knob for human suffering. Highly recommended read.

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WearSunscreen.net

WearSunscreen.net

The story behind the email which became a song and a pop culture phenomenon. Brilliantly put together.

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The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

What a stunning read this is. Hat-tip to Steph for finding it. It explains how a company, called Cambridge Analytica, are using pyschometrics to profile and target millions of people around the world (based on personal data that’s been accrued directly or indirectly through profiling). A choice quote:

on the map, there are hundreds of thousands of small red and blue dots. Nix narrows down the criteria: “Republicans”—the blue dots disappear; “not yet convinced”—more dots disappear; “male”, and so on. Finally, only one name remains, including age, address, interests, personality and political inclination.

Read it. It’s why the world feels like it’s upside down.

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Damien Dempsey – It’s All Good (Live at Vicar St)

My cousins introduced me to Damien Dempsey‘s pre-Christmas gigs in 2015 and I was lucky enough to be at back to back nights this past Christmas. He’s an incredible performer and the video above gives a taste of how electric Dublin’s best venue was on the night. Unreal.