What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we learned …
… an American won the Man Booker prize. Congratulations, Paul Beatty!
… what wind, currents, and geography tell us about how people first settled Oceania.
… the ancient Romans were brutal.
… what President Obama’s education legacy really is.
… the awesome origins of the High Five, just in time for the World Series.
… why Russia didn’t become a free-market democracy after the fall of the Soviet Union.
… how this volcano stopped an earthquake in its tracks.
… we should remember H.G. Wells for his social predictions, not just his scientific ones.
… spiders can “tune” their webs.
… diamonds are forever, and your data might be, too.
- Diamonds actually aren’t forever. How are they destroyed? Would your data be crushed, burned, or vaporized?
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