5 Interesting Links for 11-20-2020

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Research (Exercise)

With the popularity of step counters to measure exercise and healthy behavior, recent studies are trying to determine whether the 10,000-step goal is anything more than a marketing gimmick. They’ve had some interesting results.

Computers (History)

The story behind the hard-crash sequence of Ctrl-Alt-Del speaks to the advantage of programmer shortcuts made available to the public.

Artists (Interesting People)

Garret Kane combines 3D printed figures with natural materials to create stunning sculptures. The second link has more examples, but the first article focuses on Golemecha, a sculpture incorporating additional elements:

Physiology (Stress)

Neuroscientist Andrew Huberman is studying the visual components of the stress system to find ways to ease stress and so improve health, especially under the weight of COVID-19.

Philosophy (Writing)

Author Phoebe Darqueling discusses techniques and difficulties involved in writing an anti-heroine using her series and other examples. Readers appear to have a harder time seeing behind a female character’s hard exterior to the heart of gold than with male characters. She also looks at the effect of myths surrounding historical gender roles and the difference between what was considered the ideal female versus reality.

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