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Journal 206

Giraffes in Ithala Game Reserve, by Luca Galuzzi

This week — giraffes, shipwreck exploration, the Millennium Dome, and modelling the spread of infectious diseases.

If you only read one thing — Wired on the Cold War is worth the time.


The Secret History of a Cold War Mastermind | Wired | Life

A great story about a master player in the "murky intersection of spycraft, politics, and war" during the Cold War, and whether his biggest operation was a "monkey wrench or a major event?"

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” | The Washington Post | Society

A data story modelling the potential impact of different responses to infectious diseases, using a fictitious disease 'simulitis' for illustrative purposes.

The Last Giraffes on Earth | The Atlantic | Science

A look at how giraffes in the wild are under threat.

The Drone Boat of 'Shipwreck Alley' | The Verge | Technology

A self-driving boat is helping with the discovery and exploration of shipwrecks.

Was the Millennium Dome really so bad? The inside story of a (not so) total disaster | The Guardian | Society

The inside story of an often reviled, yet somehow enduring British infrastructure project - the Millennium Dome.


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