Seen in → No.116
- Haven’t read it yet but this old (1966) piece at The New Yorker, Buckminster Fuller, Intellectual Outlaw, looks like a promising 71 min read. (Via Bopuc.)
- 🇨🇳 🤩 🧵 by Fall of Civilizations Podcast: One of the most remarkable journeys to take place in the ancient world was that of the Chinese explorer Gan Ying.In the first century, he became the first recorded human to travel the whole length of the route known as the Silk Road, and wrote a remarkable account of his trip.
- 💸 People kept working, became healthier while on basic income: report. “Participants in Ontario’s prematurely cancelled basic income pilot project were happier, healthier and continued working even though they were receiving money with no-strings attached.” (Slow clap for the Ontario Prime Arsehole who cut the experiment short.)
- 📷 🇳🇱 Photographer Tom Hegen Captures Breathtaking Futuristic Photos Of Dutch Greenhouses At Night. “At inside temperatures above 20 degrees, constant humidity of around 80 percent and the use of LED lighting to permit precisely cultivation, in order to produce year-round. The indoor gardens provide growing conditions for plants like tomatoes, peppers or strawberries around the clock and in every kind of weather, which doubles the average yield of an outdoor farm. The Netherlands is the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass.” (Loads of great work on Hegen’s Instagram too.
- Archaeologists discover lost city that may have conquered the kingdom of Midas. “Their translation revealed that the stele king was called Hartapu, and Türkmen-Karahöyük was probably his capital city. The stone tells the tale of King Hartapu’s conquest of the nearby kingdom of Muska, better known as Phrygia—home to King Midas. “The storm gods delivered the [opposing] kings to his majesty,” the stone read.”
- 🇳🇱 🚲 Construction starts in Netherlands on longest cycling bridge in Europe. “Construction has started in the Netherlands on what will be Europe’s longest bridge for cyclists and pedestrians – stretching over a lake, canal, motorway and nature reserve – to connect a new village to its closest town.”