This Week’s Missing Links, June 30


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Here are the best stories, videos, and photos I didn't post this week—until now.


In England, Indoor Climbing to Overtake Outdoor Climbing in Popularity, The Guardian

A Stinky Problem on Denali, Alaska Public Radio

Your Urban Camping Options, Outside

Memory of Pre Prevalent at Trials, Sports Illustrated

A Birthday Wish for Michael Phelps, The Detroit Free Press

Crazy Glacier Bike Race, Canon

Arctic Row, Explorer’s Web

Out With the Old, In With the New at the Olympic Trails, Sports Illustrated

Six Divers Near Malaysian Island Rescued After 21 Hours at Sea, Zee News

Records Shattered at the Western States 100, iRunFar

Master of the Shot Put and the Cube, The New York Times

One Photoshop Worth Sharing, Grind TV

Ashton Eaton’s Record Worth $750,000 Bonus, San Francisco Chronicle


Footstrikes at the Olympic Trials, BYU

Craving Carbs on an Empty Stomach, The New York Times Well

Sun Damage Can Cause Surfer’s Eye, The Body Odd

What Runners Can Learn From Cheetahs, The New York Times Well


Thousands Flee Colorado Springs Area As Winds Fuel Fire, The New York Times

A Timelapse From Boulder of the Flagstaff Fire, Vimeo

Obama Calls Colorado Fires Region a Disaster Area, Bloomberg

Why Colorado's Forests Are Bugging Out With Beatles, Colorado Westword

Nature Mocks North Carolina’s Senators, Nature

Just How Fast Can Usain Bolt Run, Mathematically Speaking, Science Daily

Space Things That Look Like Earth Things, The New Yorker

The Country's Cleanest and Dirtiest Beaches, Natural Resources Defense Council via The New York Times

The Robot That Always Wins at Rock, Paper, Scissors, YouTube

What the Bony Labyrinths of Our Early Ancestos Reveal About Speed, Science

Scientists Say, Until Lead Bullets Are Eliminated, Condors Won’t Rebound, Science

A Video Look at an Extinct Species, Grist


Expedia's Best Hotels, Gadling

—Joe Spring