From the Archives: 5/21/2014 Edition

As NASA seeks their next mission, Russia holds the trump card

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/nasa/adrift/1/

 

The truth about Chicago’s crime rates

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

 

Computing is broken

https://medium.com/message/81e5f33a24e1

 

The war to end bad maps

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117835/richard-edes-harrison-reinvented-mapmaking-world-war-2-americans

and a map of every country’s highest valued export (I like how Australia’s is just coal)

http://www.businessinsider.com/every-countrys-highest-valued-export-2014-5

 

Four DARPA projects that could be bigger than the internet

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/05/four-darpa-projects-could-be-bigger-internet/84856/

 

Why can’t Spotify and streaming services make money?

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-21/why-spotify-and-the-streaming-music-industry-cant-make-money

 

Buy/Sell/Hold TV Comedies (weirdly Grantland is becoming indispensable for TV criticism)

http://grantland.com/features/sitcoms-mindy-project-girls-snl/

and the 10 most iconic episodes of The West Wing

http://www.avclub.com/article/10-episodes-show-west-wing-was-drama-first-politic-204597

as well as this, which probably didn’t need to exist

http://seventeenpeople.com/

 

How much is winning the NBA draft worth?

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-much-is-winning-the-nba-draft-lottery-really-worth/

 

Hedge funds won’t make you rich (shocker!)

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-21/hedge-funds-won-t-make-you-rich

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