* “How angry pilots got the Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings.” From the WaPo.
* “Twitter Is Not America: A new Pew study finds a gulf between the general population and Twitter users.” Notice, “As the platforms age, their devotees become more and more distinct from the regular person. For more than a decade now, many people in media and technology have been feeding an hour or two of Twitter into our brains every single day.”
* “The End of Being a Duke Professor and What It Means for the Future of Higher Education.”
* “Breathing Dirty Air Affects Children’s Health.” The more you learn, the more designing cities and everyday life around cars seems crazy.
* “The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job: How a character assassination unfolded on Twitter.” See also above, “Twitter Is Not America.”
* “We Don’t Have a Talent Shortage. We Have A Sucker Shortage.” True today, true tomorrow, and probably true for as long as humans are humans.
* “A Voting-Rights Debate Reveals Why Democrats Keep Losing.”
* “The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late.” We’re doing (basically) nothing here.
* What lies beneath: Robert Macfarlane travels ‘Underland.’
* “What I Saw at Middlebury College.”
* “The antibiotics industry is broken—but there’s a fix.”
* “The 2008 financial crisis completely changed what majors students choose.” How could it not?
* “You can’t judge housing affordability without knowing transportation costs.”
* “Lambda, an online school, wants to teach nursing.” Good.
* On Oliver Sacks’ Obsession With Weightlifting.
* What the retiring French ambassador really thinks, another of the pieces that’s much more contentful than the title implies.
* A Quest to Make Gasoline Out of Thin Air: Prometheus.
The Underland Chronicles is a series of five epic fantasy novels by Suzanne Collins, first published between 2003 and 2007. It tells the story of a boy named Gregor and his adventures in the ” Underland “, a subterranean world located under New York City.