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Tim Martin
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"Across major urban areas in the country, [Americans] spend between two and upwards of ten times as much to build new transit infrastructure as does any other industrialized country, on projects of comparable size and complexity, while also spending longer getting things built and completing fewer projects"

Why is this? And how was Robert Moses, the man who "built New York City," able to build more quickly and efficiently than we do today?

A fascinating look at how America builds transit.

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BRILLIANT visualization + explanation of various sources of global warming. The thumbnail is not the same, so you should definitely click through.

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"We argue about whether abortion is morally forbidden and should be illegal or is acceptable and should be allowed, and under what circumstances. But when women choose abortions or medical professionals provide them, they are almost always operating on the positive side of the moral spectrum. Women experience their own abortions not merely as “acceptable,” but as prudent, realistic, wise, empowering, responsible and even loving—a necessary (if complicated and painful) step to something better.

In other words, our public dialogue about abortion is utterly misaligned with the lived experience of abortion patients and providers."

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"Instead of mounds and turrets and moats, Kaliner’s structures are drippy archways that twist, jut, climb, and at times appear suspended in midair. They are otherwordly, like something you’d find on a beach in Neverland, or what it might look like if Antoni Gaudi had designed the fictional island of Laputa in a dream."

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The stories of six atomic bomb surivors - from the New Yorker, August 31, 1946.

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Several things I like are in here, as well as several things I'm probably going to like.

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Well fuck THIS shit. Maybe partisan politics in America really did used to be more tolerable.

From the blog:

"This is all happening amid an unbroken trend of congressional Republicans and Democrats voting “the party line” more often, and voting with people across the aisle far less often. The graphic below shows how “close” different representatives are in their voting habits--that is, their tendency to vote together or not."

Brilliant visualization though.

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Holy shit, WHERE THE FUCK DID THE ARCTIC GO?!

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"Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency are reporting that July 2015 was the hottest July on record — and those records go back to before 1900."

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Some great images of a distant supernova (that happened 11,000 years ago... but hey, it's distant). And some science courtesy of Phil Plait:

"Supernovae are terrifying. But they’re also important; we literally owe our existence to them. They create heavy elements in the blast, then fling them for dozens of light years around. This can then seed other clouds of gas, which then make stars, planets… and you. Nearly every element in the Universe other than hydrogen and helium was forged in the heart of an exploding star like the one that created the Vela nebula, including the iron in your blood and the phosphorus in your DNA.

So when you look on this picture, you’re seeing death and destruction on a soul-crushing scale, but you’re also seeing the factory in which the ingredients of life itself are made."
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