Five Things #148

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. An interesting article from the New York Times on food and climate change: "Meat and dairy, particularly from cows, have an outsize impact, with livestock accounting for around 14.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases each year. That’s roughly the same amount as the emissions from all the cars, trucks, airplanes and ships combined in the world today."

  2. A great episode of the Science Vs podcast on Placebos.

  3. You might be surprised to know that there is a growing community of people that believe the Earth is flat. Behind The Curve (currently available on Netflix) is a documentary that takes an empathetic look at the flat-earther community, its ringleaders and their beliefs. It's a really great documentary. This episode of the You Are Not So Smart podcast with the creators of the documentary makes for good follow up listening.

  4. A quote I've been pondering: "You come home, make some tea, sit down in your armchair and all around there's silence. Everyone decides for themselves whether that’s loneliness or freedom."

  5. I've been making a valiant and concerted effort to re-listen to music that I haven't listened to in a number of years. This week's highlight had been Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut album. Give it a listen if you haven't done so recently!

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