This Week’s Missing Links, August 25


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Earthrise As Seen By Lunar Orbiter 1 on 23 August 1966 via Space Ref Photo: LOIRP/NASA

The best articles, videos, and galleries that I didn't post this week—until now.

Lance Armstrong

Judge sides with USADA in Armstrong suit, Cycling News

Lance Armstrong's worldwide lie, New York Daily News

Surprising end for an epic fighter, ESPN

Armstrong, best of his time, now with an asterisk, The New York Times

Witnesses made case against Armstrong potent, The New York Times


Inspired mankind with one small step, The New York Times

A history of burning man, Outside

Kilian Jornet wins the Pike’s Peak Marathon, Out There

The Himalayan cataract project, Prana

On PLBs, GPS, and unnecessary distress calls, The New York Times

Hiker snaps ankle, narrates while awaiting rescue, Adventure Journal

A look at the life of the twin brother of Mo Farah, The Daily Mail

Tony Scott, the climber
, Rock and Ice

Kilian Jornet’s Grand Teton record broken by Andy Anderson, Outer Local

Tyler Warren knows how to surf, Adventure Journal

Science and Environment

Squid cells bump to 'Insane in the Brain,' The Atlantic via Not Exactly Rocket Science

The Mississippi River is running low due to drought, The New York Times

An interview with E.O. Wilson, The Guardian

South Korea aquarium apologizes for captive whale shark death, Telegraph

A bit of perspective on a new TV show that follows a wolf hunt, The New York Times

Is money for jaguar conservation better spent south of the border? Scientific American

Amazing pictures of Humpback’s breaching, The Daily Mail

Scourge of the Lionfish, The New York Times

Man bites cobra to death, BBC via Not Exactly Rocket Science

A profile of Richard Ellis, The New York Times

Health and Fitness

How to avoid hitting the wall, Montreal Gazette

heat training be employed like altitude training to improve

The New York Times Well

The oldest Americans are living longer, NPR Shots

Real altitiude vs. fake altitude, Sweat Science

How do germs get into swimming pools, Scientific American

Breaking down the fitness of surfers, The New York Times Well

Gear, Design, Tech

Designing green surfboards, Wired Playbook


Following the streetfighting in Aleppo, The New York Times Lens

Photos from Syria, New Yorker

Photos from a South Korean weapons expo, Wired

The first photo of earth as taken from the moon, Space Ref

—Joe Spring