This Week’s Missing Links, May 25, 2012

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Some of the coolest stuff I didn't post this week.


Four confirmed dead in two days on Everest. A detailed story from the mountain. Outside

The most mega-infectious stoke you'll find online today. A two-year-old catches his first wave. Adventure Journal

A detailed account of Micah True's last run. The New York Times

No excuses. A limbless French man swims 12 miles. The Daily Mail

Alex Honnold talks about The Triple Crown of Yosemite. The North Face

Elon Musk and SpaceX have liftoff, and the first commercial spaceship to dock at the International Space Station.

Science and the Environment

Inside the largest ship removal in history. The New York Times

Lies you've been told about the Pacific Garbage Patch. io9

A candid conversation with Delhi's wildlife warden, The New York Times

Alright, who was supposed to clean the deep sea submersible's suction sampler? BBC

The whoopee-cushion-sized organ that lets whales know when enough is enough. Science

Get ready for four, or maybe six, or possibly eight, hurricanes this season. Travel and Leisure

Will climate change triple the heat death toll by the end of this century? Mother Jones

Health and Fitness

Is marathon running bad for the heart? The New York Times

Why are Kenyans and Ethiopians such good distance runners? Sweat Science

Treating maladies at the top of the world. Outside


Making a case for traveling alone, shooting a test video that's about nothing more than a good story, and getting to know people making a difference. Vimeo


A pioneering prefab from a skiing, mountaineering designer gets new life. FastCo Design

Get ready for ripped fan boys. Climbing holds shaped liked R2's head and the Death Star. Gizmodo

A new GoPro gives you the ability to make a movie where you hold on to tiger sharks. Don't forget your camo. YouTube


You on a treadmill, if you were a slinky. Runner's World

On the sporting chances of transgender athletes. Sports Illustrated

How did they make The Eagleman Stag? Vimeo

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