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(Roughly) Daily · 1d ago

“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”*…

  Cataleptic trances, enormous appetites, and giggling fits aside, W. B. O’Shaughnessy’s investigations at a Calcutta hospital into the potential of medical marijuana — the first such trials...
(Roughly) Daily · 1d ago

“There was a sound in their voices which suggested rum”*…

  How many real-life pirates can you name? While Captain Kidd or Blackbeard might come immediately to mind, names like Anne Bonny and Mary Read probably don’t. But as noted historian Marcus ...
(Roughly) Daily · 1d ago

“Madness is the emergency exit”*…

  United, American, Spirit…  airlines are are suffering a cascade of incidents undermining their brand claims of “friendly skies” and “world’s greatest flyers,” and “more go.”  At the same t...
(Roughly) Daily · 1d ago

Life expectancy is a statistical phenomenon. You could still be hit by the proverbial bus tomorrow.”*…

  Still… Life expectancy has risen across the U.S. steadily over the last few decades; but the gains are not equally distributed.  Flowing Data illustrates why one might prefer Minnesota to ...
(Roughly) Daily · 5d ago

“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way”*…

  Michelangelo Caetani’s “Cross Section of Hell,” an illustration of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and part of Cornell University’s P.J. Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography (“more than 800 ma...
(Roughly) Daily · 5d ago

“The missing link in cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy”*…

  Familiar visible matter can be thought of as the privileged percent—actually more like 15 percent—of matter. In business and politics, the interacting 1 percent dominates decision making a...
(Roughly) Daily · 5d ago

“The bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding”*…

  The internet, most everybody agrees, is driving Americans apart, causing most people to hole up in sites geared toward people like them… This view makes sense. After all, the internet give...
(Roughly) Daily · 5d ago

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”*…

  The Museum of Failure opens in Helsingborg, Sweden on June 7. Museum of Failure is a collection of interesting innovation failures. The majority of all innovation projects fail and the mus...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers”*…

  Discover a new book every time you open a new tab: add 100 Million Books to your browser. * Charles William Eliot ### As we turn the page, we might recall that it was on this date in 1717 ...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not”*…

  From the moment Elvis Presley landed, we wanted every piece of him. This turned his old records into vinyl and shellac gold. While the value of discs by other popular mid-century artists s...