You’ll Miss Your Face Mites When They’re Gone (The Guardian)
by Linda Geddes
We may not love to think about the mites that spend their lives on our foreheads and noses, but new research shows they may be on course for extinction. That could be bad news for our skin.
Who Was Casanova? (The New Yorker)
by Judith Thurman
Giacomo Casanova made himself famous with his sexual adventures, his brazen cons, and his skill for self-mythologizing. His behavior was both darker and more nuanced than his reputation might suggest.
The Looming Danger of Geomagnetic Storms (Wired)
by Matt Ribel
When a geomagnetic storm hit the Earth in 1859, it messed up things that run on electricity—specifically, the telegraph system. Today, everything from sewage processing to nuclear power plants depend on the grid. What happens when the next storm comes?
Why are Good People So Annoying? (The Atlantic)
by Michelle Nijhuis
Vegans just can’t stop talking about the evils of meat, right? Actually, many people who make unusual morally based decisions don’t want to talk about them at all. But when they do—if they’re thoughtful about what they say—they can make a positive difference in the world.
Our Hot New World (Vox)
by Benji Jones
Even before the summer officially started, heat waves swept across the US and other parts of the world. This isn’t normal. But when it comes to weather and planning for emergencies, normal is a thing of the past.
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