It has been an eclectic week and I had a chance to read a lot of cool stuff. This is a distillation of what I read — the very best, at least I think so.
- In conversation with Jane Goodall: Mosaic Science talks to her about her lifelong obsession with chimpanzee behavior and her remarkable career on the occasion of her 80th birthday.
- The new face of heroin: The bucolic Vermont is under the grip of heroin and it is a massive crisis that is destroying the state.
- Buck fever: The ugly side of trophy deer hunting, in a four-part series that is worth reading as it outlines how greed and humans are causing a bio-crisis. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4
- Automated ethics: When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? When does automation go too far, asks Tom Chatfield, weighing in on the most important topic of our times.
- The secret world of fast fashion: I am quite obsessed with this business of fast fashion, which is an apt reflection of our times. This is not necessarily good for our society. Satyajit Das explains how it is nothing but a new kind of colonialism.
- Inside the milk machine and how the modern dairy works: Modern Farmer breaks it down for us.
- Why do zebras have stripes?: Why indeed? April Reese has the answer.