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Why do chef’s run water on a wok range?

I came across this excellent post on how to season a wok on Reddit. A classic Reddit post (that appears to have been cross-posted from TikTok). As is internet tradition, one of the top …
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September 27, 2022
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Audubon’s Bird Migration Explorer web app is absolutely superb

North America alone is home to hundreds of migratory bird species. Ever see a songbird and wonder where they've been or where they're going next? Now you can! Audubon's bird migration web app is …
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September 23, 2022
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Concrete structures

A short collection of concrete structure I've found around the web.
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September 23, 2022
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Photos of the rare P-series iPhone prototypes running Acorn OS

The iPhone has no doubt been a crazy success since the early days. But how did the iPhone end up being such a success? Speculation, rumors and the lack of a design-first company in …
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August 3, 2020
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What is a sand dam and how do they work?

A simple reinforced rubble cement wall can re-capture millions of gallons of water normally lost during the rain seasons in arid regions.
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February 17, 2020
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Why is the Coronavirus called COVID-19?

Turns out that a formal name designation really matters when fighting an epidemic.
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February 12, 2020
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The Coronavirus is causing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment

The Coronavirus is essentially a flu-like respiratory-illness. Here's what we know so far: It's contagious like SARS, and about 2x more infectious than the seasonal flu.So far, the fatality rate is less than 3%. …
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February 3, 2020
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BlackRock will divest from fossil fuel industries — CEO letter to investors states ‘climate risk is investment risk’

Larry Fink's annual letter to investors, he recommends divesting from fossil fuel producing industries and confronting climate change.
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January 19, 2020
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Chinese tourists are allegedly being recruited to spy on the US

Chinese tourists are being recruited by the Chinese PLA to bring back sensitive military gear, a violation of international arms trafficking regulations.
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January 18, 2020
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A mystery settled — Homo erectus remains are confirmed to be youngest link to the past

Skull fragments were unearthed in 1931. Only recently has it become clear they are the youngest link from Homo erectus to who we are now — Homo sapien.
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January 17, 2020