The Best Stuff We Read This Week: 2/13
LIGO Caltech (News Release): Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction
“With this discovery, we humans are embarking on a marvelous new quest: the quest to explore the warped side of the universe—objects and phenomena that are made from warped spacetime. Colliding black holes and gravitational waves are our first beautiful examples.”
Space, man. What in the damn hell.
The Atlantic: Kanye's Beautiful, Haphazard Yeezy Season 3 Spectacle, by Spencer Kornhaber
One of the few recaps from this event that labels it neither "historic" nor "abysmal."
The most popular wrestler on the WWE roster, a 5'10" vegan, is forced to retire at age 34.
If you're in to media news.
"To justify an eyebrow-raising valuation of between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion, the company needs this new push into old-media extensions — not only Viceland, but its deepening relationship with HBO — to compensate for diminishing returns expected for its core digital-based business."
Washington Post: China’s booming ocean parks mean misery for bears, belugas and more, by Simon Denyer
Even if you couldn't care less about the treatment of sea creatures, there's a pretty sweet photo of a whale shark swimming by the window of a restaurant.
My opinion of Dusty Baker is based mostly on the fact that he lets young starting pitchers throw too many innings, diminishing their long-term fantasy value. As it turns out, this doesn't preclude him from being a good person with an interesting story.
ESPN The Magazine: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports, by Pablo Torre
"The four doctors and two nurses in the operating room didn't know they were endeavoring to save the future of the NBA. Nobody, anywhere, considered that a 24-year-old who was still getting carded at California Pizza Kitchen was the impending nightmare of both LeBron James and Kevin Durant. At this point, Curry's trajectory was just depressing: In his first NBA season after the original procedure, he suffered five ankle sprains while playing in a mere 26 games."
Your favorite basketball team? Drake probably likes them too. But why?
It's a borderline slideshow, but there's a lot of beautiful 90's-ness here.
Bonus! Visions of the Future, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA (the space company from Apollo 13) came out with some pretty awesome travel posters. Free to print! |ES|
Header image credit: Caltech