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With a Million-Dollar Arm, a Softball League Makes Its Pitch (New York Times)

When Softball Began to Play Hardball (New Republic)

The Decades of Unfairness Behind the Women’s Soccer Pay Dispute (The Toast)

The Forgotten History of Women’s Football (Smithsonian)

Good Riddance to the Days When Sports Had to Fight Each Other for Olympic Survival (Slate)

International Scholars: Suffering in Silence (Science)

Winter Olympics Technology Feature (Popular Science)

One Million Deaths: What Researchers Are Learning from an Unprecedented Survey of Mortality in India (Nature)

36 Hours in Bangalore (New York Times)


The Bilingual Advantage (Scientific American Mind (pdf))

Why Do Clinical Trials Exclude Depressed People? (Reuters)

Spurred by Warming Climate, Beetles Threaten Coffee Crops (Yale Environment 360)

Do Criminals with Asperger’s Syndrome Deserve Special Treatment? (Slate)

Who Will Tell Amelia? (Columbia Magazine)


India Moves to Target Antibiotic Resistance (Nature)

How Worried Should We Be about Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis? (Scientific American)

Fixing the Brain-Computer Interface (IEEE Spectrum)

Retrovirus No Longer Thought to Be Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Scientific American)

Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics (Technology Review)

Fat Attack: Will Three New Anti-obesity Drugs Beat a Checkered Safety History? (Scientific American)


Q&A with Cindy Lee Van Dover on deep-sea mining (Yale Environment 360)

Typists Wanted (The Smart Set)

In a Hearing World, a Church’s Mettle Is Tested (New York Times)

Alive with Pleasure: A Minty Habit Can Be Hard to Break (The Smart Set)

Fun Stuff

5 Indian Action Movies to Watch on Netflix (Esquire)

How to Build a Better Barbecue Pit (IEEE Spectrum)

Game(s) On:  Sports video is kicking off a wave of data-rich and customized online viewing (Fast Company)

Molecular Gastronomy Goes Industrial (IEEE Spectrum)

Here Comes Sani-Claus: Tech Gifts for Germaphobes (Fast Company)

How to Serve Fast Food for Thanksgiving (Wired)

No Nobel for You: Top 10 Nobel Snubs (Scientific American)