Seen in → No.180
- 📃 Sentiers friend Johannes Klingebiel created a great looking zine, A weird summer that’s available now, including a short take on what’s coming in newslettering, by yours truly.
- ⌛️ 🤯 When I watched Predestination, I wasn’t aware it was based on a short story by Robert A. Heinlein, All You Zombies, have a look at the diagrammatic timeline.
- 🇨🇳 💀 Massive human head in Chinese well forces scientists to rethink evolution. “Analysis of the remains has revealed a new branch of the human family tree that points to a previously unknown sister group more closely related to modern humans than the Neanderthals.”
- 🤩 ⛪️ 🇬🇧 Superb 🧵 by Jay Hulme with lots of pictures of his trip under, in, and over an old church. With yesterday’s announcement that I’m the new Poet In Residence at St Giles in the Fields, I’m sure you’ve all been thinking: “but Jay, have you climbed it?” And the answer is “of course I have” so let me take you on an adventure!
- 🇫🇷 🚴🏼♂️ 🤯 The Alt Tour, a Self-Supported Tour de France. “Professional road racing cyclist Lachlan Morton is attempting to complete the Tour de France this year. Except: He’s doing it entirely on his own, without teammates, support vehicles, and transportation from the previous day’s finish to the next day’s start (which might be dozens or even hundreds of miles apart). That means he’ll be riding an extra 1500 miles, climbing an additional 50,000 feet in elevation, shopping for his own meals, and still trying to beat the peloton to Paris. ”
- 📸 📰 🔥 Guest post: How heatwave images in the media can better represent climate risks. “Rather, researchers and academics need to work with media organisations, image libraries and communication practitioners to craft a more diverse and engaging set of visuals from which to illustrate and imagine climate change.”
- 🇨🇦 😨 🔥 ⚡️ Western Canada burns and deaths mount after world’s most extreme heat wave in modern history. “The lighting from the dry thunderstorms (pyrocumulonimbus) that developed was so intense that over 700,000 intracloud and cloud-to-ground lightning flashes were recorded in 15 hours, including more than 100,000 cloud-to-ground strikes.” (Via Bopuc.)