I’m a journalist from rural America. The media can’t understand Donald Trump until it hires more of us — Quartz

The American media botched the story of Donald Trump. Following his victory in the US presidential election last week, journalists have been reflecting on the blind spots that led them to underestimate the potency of his following—and the possibility that a man who ran on a white nationalist platform could become the leader of the…

via I’m a journalist from rural America. The media can’t understand Donald Trump until it hires more of us — Quartz

Touche, best journalism piece I’ve read lately on why Donald Trump won the U.S. election.

The world’s most remote places, as seen from space — Quartz

It’s been a rough year and the holiday season is sure to only rub it in, as families and friends reunite for festivities around the world. Feel like you’d rather exile yourself to Antarctica than get trapped in another heated conversation over Brexit, Trump, or Modi? Here are a few more isolated destinations to consider:…

via The world’s most remote places, as seen from space — Quartz

The design world’s next trendy shape is all about communicating the interconnectivity of the universe — Quartz

This is a transcript of Lois’s TEDx talk in Dallas, which was presented on Nov. 12. How do we humans make sense of the world? As a documentary filmmaker, I was trained to make sense by looking for the telling image. And I discovered one, hiding in plain sight. It was shape itself. Shape gives…

via The design world’s next trendy shape is all about communicating the interconnectivity of the universe — Quartz

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME

Researchers working in Arctic Russia have expressed their concerns that thousands of reindeer could die this year as a result of global climate change. About 20,000 reindeer starved to death in 2006 and another 61,000 in 2013, according to a recent study. In these cases, heavy rains caused by low levels of sea cover and…

via Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME 

We are killing everything on the planet – 60% of all species expected to disappear by the early 2020s according to WWF.  It’s a very sad world, a world becoming more sterile, colourless, less diverse.  What will be left for the next generation to gaze at in wonder?