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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.

from Pocket http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/shipwrecks-black-sea-archaeology.html

Episode 154: PDX Carpet

Portlanders have a tradition when visiting their airport: taking a picture of their feet. It’s not to show off their shoes, but rather, what’s under them. They are documenting the famous PDX airport carpet. The PDX carpet is a loud, decidedly 80s geometric pattern over a vast sea of teal.

from Pocket http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/pdx-carpet/

Meet Afghanistan’s female coders who are defying gender stereotypes

In a country where just 16% of the workforce is female, teaching women to code can help foster greater equality, empowerment and economic stability Supported by About this content 02.00 EST Last modified on Monday 7 November 2016 02.

from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2016/nov/07/afghanistan-female-coders-defying-gender-stereotypes

Used to Be a Retail Chain: Reused Franchise Buildings Not Fooling Anybody

Some retail chains adopt a strategy of adaptive reuse, taking over whichever buildings are available. Many others, though, are known for distinctive architectural styles that are easy to spot even after the original occupants have left and new ones have taken over.

from Pocket http://99percentinvisible.org/article/used-retail-chain-reused-franchise-buildings-not-fooling-anybody/