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  •  The DEA likes to get creative with their patches. (Laughing Squid)
  • Gender stereotypes, blown: the highest honor in mathematics has, for the first time, gone to a woman. (Kottke)
  • That new car smell and other scents that are slowly disappearing. (Mental Floss)
  • This Muppets/ Beastie Boys mashup might add a little delight to your morning, if you are at all Beastie Boyish-ly inclined. (Time)
  • Turns out our brains are hard-wired to love the pop songs of our adolescence forever. (Slate)
Posted on August 14th, 2014 3 Comments

3 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    As a woman doing applied mathematics, the Fields Medal story almost made me cry with happiness.




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  2. c.w. says:

    Some great Thursday links!

    Read an article recently on alzheimer and dementia folks who will still respond to music of their eras when they don’t respond to much else. Makes sense.

    Also, read the NYTImes style section article regarding Lucky with your quotes (and photo!). Interesting read coupled with the article on new types of shopping ventures (Stitch Fix, Birchbox) in the business section.




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  3. viajera says:

    As a subset to #8 on the disappearing smells list, I nominate the smell of a VW interior. I haven’t been in one in years though, so maybe they still smell the same. But I doubt it. No one I know owns one of those new little bugs so I can’t check.

    Now, the actual vintage ones do smell the same, I am pretty sure. Esp as it wasn’t a “new” car smell — it smelled that way the whole time you owned it.

    I for one loved that smell. Who knows what it did to my brain and I don’t care.




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