Engaged Reading Time - Issue #83
Good Lord, how did it get to be Thursday already? Somebody must have stolen a day somewhere along the line…
Tikki, links on!
(And if you understand that reference, you're probably also the parent of a primary school age child.)
Watching Doctor Who can be embarrassing, and here's why
This is a lovely piece of writing about both the joy and embarrassment of being a fan of any long-running show.
Where there’s a grille: the hidden portals to London’s underworld
This is a rather lovely, if deeply geeky, piece looking at how London's architects have hidden vents to the city's extensive underground systems in plain sight. How? By turning them into art…
The Health Benefits of Coffee
Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide.
It's basically medicine, isn't it? Have another cup. You know you want to.
Bring the past to life with machine learning
This is astonishing. Using machine-learning based upscaling and interpolation, the French seaside from a century ago is brought to vivid life.
Steve Leighton has left HasBean, and now I don’t know what to do
A short piece about the departure of the man who got me into third wave coffee from the business he founded.
A drizzly beach plastic-free picnic for 2 Minute Day
Celebrating the #2minutebeachclean movement with a picnic and beach clean