Honestly, I went a little crazy with links this week. Some of these may not be any good. Try to guess which ones!
– America’s Worst Charities – some truly terrible stories in there. Interestingly, GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and others are joining together to point out that a charity’s overhead ratio isn’t a good metric for judging it. (one non-profit’s story along the same lines) It sounds like they’re working on other more useful metrics…
– Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access – this is a real thing that Google is doing! Wow. Very curious to see how this pans out.
– Are You Smart Enough to Be a Citizen? Take Our Quiz – I think knowing what all of the Supreme Court justices look like may be a bit much. I scored a 46 (without cheating!), 4 points short of earning my citizenship “with distinction”.
– A cool VR “photograph” of the Sistine Chapel – very nicely done!
– America’s Landlords Are Far Less Likely to Rent to Gay Couples – well, that’s sad, and it was a fairly large (7000 landlords) study.
– Exodus International (the biggest “ex-gay” group) is shutting down – wow…it’s not often you see a group admit that it was wrong like this. Also see an interview with the the group’s president.
– Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective – neat, although the article points out that silver can be toxic…
– The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science – long article but I found it interesting. We (humans) are very good at lying to ourselves!