The Vegetarians Who Turned Into Butchers – The New York Times

How several former vegans and vegetarians across the country came to see meat as their calling.


The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian


The technology (above: c. 1947 advertisement for Carrier) that was initially envisioned as a tool to enhance industrial productivity is now a near necessity for American homes and transportation. ( Fotosearch / Stringer, Getty Images)

Source: The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars – The New York Times

Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.

Trump’s transportation secretary used her profile to help her family’s business interests in China, NYT reports

I wonder if Trump got a cut, not just of this, but other administration members’ rackets.

According to an NYT investigation, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile” of her family’s shipping company. This has resulted in the company seeking benefits from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing.

Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity. – The New York Times

Now Peter Max’s associates are trading lurid allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut and art fraud on the high seas.