What We Read This Week


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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


ANIMALS

Dolphin escapes captivity, reunites with its pod in the open ocean

In 2009, along the waters off Jeju Island in South Korea, a ten-year-old female dolphin was mistakenly captured in a fishing net. But instead being released back into the wild as law requires, she was sold to a local aquarium and given the name Sampal, bound to a life a world apart from the one she had known…Read Full Article

From Treehugger


TECHNOLOGY

Yawn at this vending machine for free coffee

Facial recognition software is creepy, unless it’s anticipating your every need, in which case MOAR PLZ. Like this vending machine installed in a South Africa airport. It sensed yawns of sleepy fliers and dispensed a free cup o’ joe as a promotion for Dutch roaster Douwe Egberts…Read Full Article

From Grist


SPIRITUALITY

The joy of old age

At 80, one can take in the long view and have a vivid, lived sense of history not possible at an earlier age,” writes Oliver Sacks, professor of neurology at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and the author of Hallucinations…Read Full Article

From Spirituality & Practice


ENVIRONMENT

People wouldn’t stop swimming in this toxic lagoon, so officials dyed it black

In Buxton, England, there is a pool of water known as the Blue Lagoon, and it is disgusting. Its pH approaches that of ammonia. Local officials have said that it’s so toxic, it’s too dangerous to drain. You would think people would stay away, especially with signs like these, which, Atlas Obscura says, warn would-be swimmers away…Read Full Article

From Grist


INTERNATIONAL

Scene from hell’ at site of Spanish train crash

About 80 people died, scores more were wounded and the eyewitness accounts are sobering in Santiago de Compostela, Spain,…Read Full Article

From NPR: The Two-Way


NEWS

Royal baby has a name! And it is. . . George Alexander Louis

So we didn’t have to wait as long as we thought for Baby Cambridge’s name. Just announced by palace officials via Twitter: It’s George Alexander Louis…Read Full Article

From The Washington Post


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