Maggie Koerth-Baker at 1:20 pm Wed, Jun 18, 2014
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Francis Galton is infamous for pioneering the field of eugenics. But he was also, apparently, interested in baked goods, as demonstrated by a 1906 letter to the journal Nature on the proper way to cut a round cake. (Thanks, Stephan Zielinski!)
Image: Scheinwerfermann via public domain
There's a gorgeous feature in this month's Vanity Fair on the "new jet age" opulence of Dubai International Airport, which has surpassed London's Heathrow as the world's busiest global hub.
Running Thursday thru Sunday, with the finale on June 29th, We Players' Macbeth at Fort Point has returned. I was fortunate enough to see it last year and will certainly be enjoying it again.
Using documents leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel reports that the NSA has turned Germany into its most important base of operations in Europe.
Xeni Jardin at 1:11 pm Wed, Jun 18, 2014
Jason Weisberger at 12:47 pm Wed, Jun 18, 2014
Xeni Jardin at 12:42 pm Wed, Jun 18, 2014