Items for November 2019

Music is the weapon

During Christmas 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed at a concert in Lesotho that deeply challenged and disturbed South Africa’s apartheid regime. The record of that concert is being reissued.

Tags: africa, music, politics

Silicon Valley hasn’t innovated since 1978

Tags: computers, business

Two of America's biggest coal plants closed this month

Tags: america, energy

The Real Reason to Panic About China's Plague Outbreak

Tags: china, health

Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

Tags: antiquity, food

My Culture is Not Your Toy: A Gay Japanese Man’s Perspective on Queer Eye Japan

Tags: japan, sexuality, representation

There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures

Scientists are finding that galaxies can move with each other across huge distances, and against the predictions of basic cosmological models. The reason why could change everything we think we know about the universe.

Tags: space, science