Cigarette Butts and German Society. Scientific research that occupies a really peculiar niche.
Rey is the new Anakin. But her story will not turn out the same. (via Boing Boing)
The Bijli of the Flaming Torch. A ghost story from colonial India. (via Strange Company)
A Black Mother's Survival Guide for Her Teenage Son. "I had to teach him it didn’t matter who was right or wrong, only that we made it out of that situation alive."
Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.
Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them. (via Metafilter)
Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.
Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds
That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty
captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere
Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.
29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.