What were the best, most fascinating, exciting, puzzling, or inspiring things I read or watched this week? Some will be about technology, photography, or education. Some will not. Catch up on some things you missed. Maybe I dug up a few obscure gems that are totally new to you. Check out the brief ones now and save the more lengthy ones for later. Share and share alike…here’s the Must Read list:
by Justin Nobel on Nautilus
Fascinating exploration of fire ant colonies, how they have spread through the American South, and the impact of intense efforts by people to destroy them.
by Claire L Evans on Aeon Magazine
“Life on the road with a rock band: memories blur, cities blend. Only in the frenzy of performance does the world pause.”
A worthy read for musicians and music fans. Insights into life on the road for your average touring band, making a living in rock clubs around the US.
by John Negroni via Mashable
The author has developed an elaborate theory involving all Pixar films, where the characters exist in a the same universe, but at different times, and are part of one large narrative and theme. A thought-provoking read for fans of the animated movie company.
By Adam Higginbotham on Bloomberg Business Week
This piece details the history of fake bomb detection devices and the swindlers who continued selling these devices around the world for decades. I was incredulous reading about the simplicity of the con and how so many different people fell for the scam. It is actually rather frightening when you think about it…