This Week’s Missing Links, September 29


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The best photos, videos, and articles I didn't post this week—until now. If you only click on one link, make it “Eddie is Gone,” from The Believer.


What Hawaiian tourists should know about Eddie Aikau, The Believer

Cocaine for snowblindness, opium for for diarrhea, and other niceties in Polar Explorers' first aid kits, NPR Health

On the death of heli-ski pioneer Theo Meiners, Outer Local

Kelly Slater on the state of pro surfing, Transworld Surf

U.S. Open of surfing loses its sponsors, ESPN

World's oldest marathoner, 101, to run another race, Runner's World

Some Olympic athletes simply decided not to show up for testing, Inside the Games

Plane crashes in Nepal after hitting bird, The New York Times

Using sewage effluent to make artificial snow has created quite a storm in Arizona, The New York Times

Pulled from the pages of history, a lady who was a badass adventurer, Adventure Journal


Why we read so avidly about Ebola, Hantavirus, and West Nile Virus. David Quammen on anticipating the next pandemic. The New York Times

Digging into the ivory worship side of the elephant slaughter, National Geographic

A vampire squid hangs in the darkness of the deep ocean and quietly extends its arms out to hunt, wait for it, garbage? Not Exactly Rocket Science

A wold pack receives a death sentence, KSN

Short film showing poaching battle in and around Kenya's Amboseli National Park, Dot Earth

Will we ever predict earthquakes? Not Exactly Rocket Science

SeaWorld to appeal ruling that keeps animal trainers out of water with killer whales, San Diego Union-Tribune

On the trail of a most mysterious bird, Audubon

Aerial photographs of volcanic Iceland, It's Colossal


A Peace Corp for Doctors, NPR Health

On carb loading, before surgery, The New York Times Well

The best dogs to run with, Runner's World

Can exercise help you master a new skill? The New York Times Well

Is more exercise always better? Sweat Science

Have you really ever had runner's high? It made this woman weep at the sight of a puppy. The New York Times Well

Edwin Moses to chair board of directors of USADA, Runner's World

A breakdown of trampoline injuries, so you have numbers to go with that warning of a broken neck, The New York Times Well


A view of the Great Barrier Reef on your screen, The Guardian

Apple apologizes for missteps on maps, The New York Times

Chandeliers made from salvaged bike parts, It's Colossal

The best bikes of 2013, The Cycle Life


Losing fear and learning to see, The New York Times Lens

A photographer enters town under cover of animal rescue group to photograph effects of Fukushima disaster, The New York Times Lens