10 Stories to read this weekend - Mar 7, 2014
My Recommendations for this week:
- For Runner With M.S., No Pain While Racing, No Feeling at the Finish: Three years ago, Kayla Montgomery was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now she’s one of the fastest runners in the United States.
- Precious Memories: Dementia has taken its toll on former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, but family and devoted friends stand by the beloved coach.
- The Mammoth Cometh: Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.
- Before There Were Stars: The unlikely heroes that made starlight possible.
- Rescue from Antarctica: After a month aboard a Russian research ship, Alok Jha and Laurence Topham found themselves trapped in the grip of the ice – and an international row over whether the expedition should have been there in the first place.
- How to move a town two miles east: This spring work will begin to move Sweden’s northernmost town two miles to the east. Over the next 20 years, 20,000 people will move into new homes, built around a new town centre, as a mine gradually swallows the old community. It’s a vast and hugely complicated undertaking.
- The problem with too much information: The internet promised to feed our minds with knowledge. What have we learned? That our minds need more than that.
- How Silence Became a Luxury Product: A report on the quiet-car-ization of America
- The Blood Harvest: Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.
- The sanitary pad revolutionary: A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine.
Have a great weekend!