Category Archives: Culture

‘This is not a “what if” story’: Tokyo braces for the earthquake of a century | Daniel Hurst | Cities | The Guardian

They call it X Day – a major earthquake striking the heart of the world’s most populous city in the most calamitous event since the second world war. Can hi-tech solutions save Tokyo?
— Read on www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/12/this-is-not-a-what-if-story-tokyo-braces-for-the-earthquake-of-a-century

The Most Viewed Videos On YouTube From 2006 To 2019, Visualized – Digg

Since the inception of the medium, the top ten list of YouTube has gone through many unique phases. Here’s an animated chart of the ever changing tastes of YouTube viewers.
— Read on digg.com/2019/most-viewed-videos-on-youtube-visualized

Beyond the Hype of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As the edges of Earth’s tectonic plates plunged down into the upper mantle, bits of carbon, some likely hailing from long-dead life forms were melted and compressed into rigid lattices. Over millions of years, those lattices grew into the most durable, dazzling gems the planet had ever cooked up. And every so often, for reasons scientists still don’t fully understand, an eruption would send a stash of these stones rocketing to the surface inside a bubbly magma known as kimberlite.
— Read on earther.gizmodo.com/beyond-the-hype-of-lab-grown-diamonds-1834890351