This Week’s Missing Links, October 27


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A list of the best articles, videos, and photos that I didn't post this week—until now. For the best longreads of the week, check out “Weekend Reading: Invasion!


What's the story behind the explosion in popularity of obstacle course races? Outside

A round-up of the fall season on Everest and Lhotse, The Adventure Blog

Lolo Jones makes the U.S. bobsled team, ESPN

How dead Arctic explorers are helping climate science, Outside

How to ask a girl out on the trail, Adventure Journal

How a minor league baseball player became an adventure photographer, Outside

A 39-year-old surfer dies of a heart attack, Transworld Surf

The apology Lance Armstrong should—but will never—give,” Ottawa Citizen

Will Lance Armstrong ever decide to apologize? Bicycling

Kristin Armstrong tallks about not talking about her ex-husband, Runner's World

Tyler Hamilton tells Pat McQuaid he should step down, BBC

The last story ever written on Lance Armstrong, The Onion


David Quammen and Charles McGrath do lunch, The New York Times

Where will the next pandemic come from? Popular Science

How to eat a triceratops, Nature

A video of hurricane Sandy from space, Gizmodo

Frontline takes a look at the climate skeptics, The New York Times

Fish shoots down prey with super-powered jet, Nature

How did the disaster at Fukushima affect radiation in fish? The New York Times


The island where people forget to die, The New York Times Magazine

People who exercise have larger brains later in life, The Atlantic

FDA ties Monster Energy to five deaths, The New York Times

How to boost your running cadence, Runner's World

When will someone run a two-hour marathon? Sweat Science

Don't laugh at this. Is laughter a form of exercise? The New York Times


Cuba's new now, National Geographic 


Wandering in Japan's suicide forest, The New York Times Lens

—Joe Spring