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Headline of the Day: ‘Goats prefer happy people’

That’s from Phys.org. The lede:

Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

And:

The study, which provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those with a long history of domestication as companions, such as dogs and horses.

Intersting. And intuitive. Everyone/thing appreciates a good smile! 🙂

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10 Links

  1. How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft — Jim Stewart at the NYT
  2. The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through EdmontonWired
  3. Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution — Michael Casey and Paul Vigna at The WSJ
  4. How to approach your own career like an entrepreneur — Erika Fry at Fortune
  5. The Jet Set Life of Karl Lagerfeld’s Favorite Male Model — for NowThe NYT Magazine
  6. Thaksin times: Thailand’s coup-makers punish two former prime ministersThe Economist
  7. A Progress Report on Jeff Bezos Transforming the Washington Post — PBS MediaShift
  8. Ecuador Takes a $3.8m Punt on the Super BowlWSJ Frontiers
  9. Being There: Ambient Loops from Famous Sci-Fi TV and Movies — Red Bull Music Academy
  10. Embedded above, on YouTube here, and related to link number nine: “Blade Runner Ambient Deckard’s Apartment Sound for 12 Hours”

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7 Links

  1. The Kitchen Network: America’s underground Chinese restaurant workersThe New Yorker
  2. Finding the Dinosaur: A ‘Step Brothers’ AppreciationRolling Stone
  3. You Call This Thai Food? The Robotic Taster Will Be the JudgeThe New York Times
  4. 15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging — Anil Dash
  5. The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three YearsThe New York Times Magazine
  6. Which China expert are you? — China Daily Show
  7. Embedded above: Science Cat on Twitter.

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10 Links

  1. Goat Parkour Is the Best Evidence Yet That Goats Are the New Cats — Slate
  2. The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong — Jill Lepore at The New Yorker
  3. Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of ‘Disruptive Innovation’ — BloombergBusinessweek
  4. An Island-Hopping Southern Seafood CrawlWSJ
  5. The Case for Reparations — Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic
  6. What’s wrong with Soccernomics? — Daniel Altman
  7. The internet’s biggest companies are breaking themselves into small pieces — Quartz
  8. Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn’t — Ken Doctor at Nieman Journalism Lab
  9. Amazon’s Whale Strategy — Stratechery
  10. Video embedded above and on Vine here: “That ball!” — Robin van Persie’s goal for the Netherlands against Spain, via a pass from Daley Blind.

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10 Links

  1. Landfill excavation unearths years of crushed Atari treasure — Ars Technica
  2. Eating Alone by Design: An Entire Restaurant With Tables for One — BloombergBusinessweek
  3. Dronies! — Kottke.org
  4. In Deep: The dark and dangerous world of extreme caversThe New Yorker
  5. Why We’re in a New Guidled Age — Paul Krugman on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyThe New York Review of Books
  6. How some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps — Nieman Journalism Lab
  7. Ephemeral Apps — Schneier on Security
  8. Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians — NewStatesman
  9. The Daily Routines of Geniuses — Harvard Business Review
  10. Video embedded above and on YouTube here: “A tour of the British Isles in accents.”

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