Links of the Day

Albert Camus, Stranger In a Strange Land: New York

Richard Fariña: Lost Genius Who Bridged the Gap Between Beats and Hippies

Why Cryonics Makes Sense

How Words Shape Our World

School of Unexplained Knocks: Life Advice From a Professional Ghostbuster

Radar Scan Stokes Mystery Over Shakespeare’s Missing Skull

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Bounty On Two Shrunken Heads and Joe DiMaggio’s Bat

Stanley Hotel To Indefinitely Suspend All Paranormal Investigations.

Louisiana Flooding Unearths Caskets From Cemeteries

The Age of the Blade Runner Flying Geisha Advertisement Is Upon Us

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Links of the Day

Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

The Religion of AI

Why Artists’ Studios Often Go Up In Flames

The Strange History of Opiates in America: From Morphine for Kids to Heroin for Soldiers

Judas Has Had Lousy Press, As Prominent Clerics Call for a Reappraisal of the Disciple Who Betrayed Jesus

There’s a Name for When Our Language Evolves When It Acquires Negative Connotations

Should We Subject Presidential Candidates to Psychiatric Testing?

The Problem With Invisibility is the Blindness

After Moore’s Law: The Future of Computing

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Links of the Day

How Does Valley of the Dolls Hold Up As a Read Fifty Years Later? 

Photography’s Blue Period: The Cyanotype

How Brain Oscillations Respond to Teleportation

Wittgenstein Bewitched

The Digital Future and What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

I Escaped From a Serial Killer

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During the Renaissance, European Royals Became Obsessed with the Werewolf Family

RIP to the Print Edition of Soldier of Fortune Magazine

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Links of the Day

Sometimes Busting Myths Can Backfire

The “Grandaddy” of Modern Day Conspiracy Theories

Atheism Is As Natural To Humans As Religious Belief

How Hair Became a Fashionable Way to Remember the Dead

Why ISIS Hates the Sufis and Blows Up Their Shrines

Study Shows Taking LSD Leads To Improved Psychological Well-Being

Magic Mushrooms In North America: Before the Wassons

Insights From a Scientist Who Implants Fake Memories Into People’s Minds

To Take a Computer As an Apprentice: A Look At When Art Met Technology in 1971

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Nam June Paik, TV-Buddha, 1974