On April 7, 1827, John Walker sold one of his inventions, the first match that was able to be lighted with friction (which you should be familiar with today).
- 23 Inspiring Feminist Digital Campaigns That Changed the World – A nice, uplifting story on how you can make a difference through grassroots campaigns. From Sarah.
- Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team – “Before the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders started bringing in anthropologists, medical staff often had a difficult time convincing families to bring their sick loved ones to clinics and isolation wards.” From Will.
- The Coming Robot Army Just Wants To Rock – When can I sign up to transfer my brain to a robot body?
- How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion – “Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.” Muhaha! From Jason.