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
The winter-night sky above the Côte d’Or countryside of Burgundy, in eastern France, is cloudless, with just enough moon to illuminate the snow-covered ground and silhouettes. From dense woods atop a hill, a man emerges.
from Pocket http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/05/vineyard-poisoning-201105
Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own.
from Pocket http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/opinion/bernie-sanders-where-the-democrats-go-from-here.html
Lets start with what this is not. I am neither predicting doom from a Trump presidency, nor am I telling you that you have nothing to worry about. That isn’t the point. The point is not the relative merits of what happened on November 8.
from Pocket https://popehat.com/2016/11/12/gracias-por-estar-aqui/
Abstract: The exponential dependence of resistivity on temperature in germanium is found to be a great big lie.
from Pocket http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar/hall.html
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/
In particular with aluminum composite cladding on buildings. Should there be a moratorium on aluminum composite construction. Should all existing aluminum composite buildings have the facades removed and replaced with a fire-resistant cladding.
from Pocket http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1801571
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
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Martha Stewart arrived for dinner at the back-room chef’s table of the Nice Guy restaurant here recently, on what happened to be Taco Tuesday.
from Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/fashion/martha-stewart-snoop-dogg-dinner.html
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/