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    http://nautil.us/blog/-the-psychological-challenges-of-just-getting-to-mars

    The Psychological Challenges of Just Getting to Mars - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Though space may be the quintessential I.C.E. environment, Musk appears to be aiming to make trips to Mars—aspirationally scheduled…

    https://moalquraishi.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/alphafold-casp13-what-just-happened/

    AlphaFold @ CASP13: “What just happened?”

    I just came back from CASP13, the biennial assessment of protein structure prediction methods (I previously blogged about CASP10.) I participated in a panel on deep learning methods in protein stru…

    • Environment
    https://thenation.com/article/mass-extinction-insects-birds-climate-change

    Another Mass Extinction Is Underway

    And this time we’re solely to blame.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/sports/courtney-dauwalter-200-mile-race.html

    The Woman Who Outruns the Men, 200 Miles at a Time

    Courtney Dauwalter specializes in extremely long races. But her success in winning them has opened a debate about how men’s innate strength advantages apply to endurance sports.

    • culture
    https://www.gq.com/story/anthony-bourdain-men-of-the-year-tribute

    The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best

    Chefs, artists, and loved ones pay tribute to the late culinary icon.

    • Inspiration
    http://www.bikepacking.com/plog/fat-tyres-and-friluftsliv/

    Fat Tyres and Friluftsliv: Bikepacking Lapland - BIKEPACKING.com

    Huw Oliver and Annie Le pedaled their fatbikes through mountainous snowscapes north of the Arctic Circle in hopes of better understanding friluftsliv...

    https://pbs.org/newshour/science/freshwater-is-getting-saltier-threatening-people-and-wildlife

    Freshwater is getting saltier, threatening people and wildlife

    Road de-icing, industrial activity and other culprits are pushing salt levels in rivers and streams to alarming levels.