They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 98.

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

 

Parsing Is Such Sweet Sorrow FiveThirtyEight
Juliet speaks 155 lines to him, and he speaks only 101 to her.

Tiny bare-bones brains made in lab dishes Science News

Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives Scienific American

Ever wondered why those giant tomatoes at the grocery store taste like cardboard?  Vox

Why ambiverts outperform extroverts and introverts Wired UK

This “simple” chart of the war in Syria shows it’s actually mind-bogglingly complicated VOX

Odd Lots: How a Rural Irish Farmer Became a Top Expert on the Euro Crisis Bloomberg