Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mid-September Weekend Links

Here are some stories to check out this weekend:

Pride of the city: NYPD vs. FDNY on the baseball field - SBNation

The Wet Stuff: Jeff Henry, Verruckt, and the men who built the great American water park - Grantland

Fungus Could Be the Key to Avoiding a Global Food Crisis - Wired.  Sounds too good to be true.

Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans - New York Times.  Good news, with some caveats. 

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious and America's Last Carousel Craftsmen - The Atlantic.  Two interesting and offbeat stories.

Holey Cow: The Wonderful World of a Fistulated Cow - Modern Farmer.  Same concept as fecal transplants, but something that has been common over the years for cows.  It's cow week at Modern Farmer, check it out.

The Story That Tore Through the Trees: Mann Gulch and the Greatest Fire Story Ever Told - New York

New York Times visits Youngstown, finds huge and nonexistent transformation - Pruning Shears.  On this story.

The Eternal Paternal: Bill Cosby's never-ending tour - The New Yorker

Instant Gratification:  As the economy gets ever better at satisfying our immediate, self-serving needs, who is minding the future? - The American Scholar

Stop and Seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions from motorists not charges with crimes - Washington Post

How the Suburbs Got Poor - Slate.  Unsustainable land use based on cheap gasoline and real returns to labor.

Black people are 5 times as likely as white people to be injured by police - Vox