Came across an excellent article on the Guardian recently about how our sleep patterns, or lack thereof, have significant health impacts. Read here.
Links to web development posts and sites.
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.
End Pain Forever
Fascinating article on pain and how a single gene could become a volume knob for human suffering. Highly recommended read.
The story behind the email which became a song and a pop culture phenomenon. Brilliantly put together.
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.