Tuesday’s Tubular Takeaway




1. A one-second video taken by the Rosetta probe on the surface of a comet 

2. A French waiter is suing for the right to be rude at work

“A waiter in Canada is suing his former employer for violating his human rights by firing him, after he had been allegedly ‘combative and aggressive.’ His argument: He was just French.”

3.Origins of the Sicilian Mafia: The Market for Lemons

 “In this article, we argue that the mafia arose as a response to an exogenous shock in the demand for oranges and lemons, following Lind’s discovery in the late eighteenth century that citrus fruits cured scurvy.”

4. Watch Stanford CS Lectures Together 

“Watch & discuss pre-recorded Startup & CS lectures from Stanford together, in real-time.”

5. Day zero water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink

“The starkest decline is that of Morocco’s second-largest reservoir, Al Massira, which has shrunk by 60% in three years due to recurring drought, expanding irrigation and the increasing thirst of neighbouring cities such as Casablanca.”

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