"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" - Dr. Seuss
Pictured Above: The Sundarban, in Bangladesh and parts of West Bengal, is a tidal halophytic mangrove forest, the largest in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dark green area is the reserve. That's some funky stuff.
Relevant and less-than-relevant goings-on from around the interwebs:
- Everyman's Last Stand: As the Newegg-TQP trial nears an end, the battle exemplifies the ongoing struggle with patent trolls, and freedom of cryptology. [Ars Technica]
- With that in mind, we should probably all move to Iceland. But, that being said, we'll still be well within arm's reach of NSA's spam attacks. And if we're spread across the globe, how will we stay in touch? [Fast.Co Labs, Ars Technica, The Next Web]
- Street Smarts: Leo — the homeless man who declined $100 in cash for an offer to learn how to code — is typing away on a park bench somewhere. Here's the man who's teaching him's side of the story. [TechCrunch]
- The Results are in... : The big buys from Jony Ive and Marc Newson's (RED) Auction. [Sotheby's]
- It's Just a Game: PS4 and Xbox One are both pretty awesome. So rather than figuring out which one to buy, what's the best way one might spend $600 of game-pegged money in general? [TechCrunch, The Verge]
- Remote Office: How drones will effect journalism. Meanwhile, fiction (once again) becomes science as roboticists consider Terminator ethics. Maybe we should call the new Science Fiction Museum just Museum? [NYT, Today.com]
- Catnip: Car-L, wildlife photographer Chris McLennan's camera-mounted remote-controlled car, plays with lions. Meanwhile, these beasts are not so playful. And while carnivorous predators are totally cool, this gnarly vegetation is beauty at its best. [The Atlantic, Ars Technica, LAist]
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Five new extreme sports that walk the line between "extreme" and downright insane. [Men's Health]
Also, did you know... To be selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (beginning in 1975), the locale must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one their ten selection criteria, from representing "a masterpiece of human creative genius" to containing "superlative natural phenomena." There are currently 981.