‘The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong’

Bij The Atlantic gingen ze op bezoek bij Floyd Landis, de notoire dopingzondaar die onlangs ruim een miljoen euro ontving in een rechtzaak tegen Lance Armstrong. Zijn blik op hun beider zaken: “Taking me down and taking Armstrong down did nothing,” he said. “It was an utter failure because the UCI and wada [the World […]

‘Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic’

The Guardian: Professor John McGeehan, who led the research from the University of Portsmouth, said the discovery was “a bit of a shock,” but that it could have a significant impact on the mounting global plastics problem. PET bottles that are currently recycled can only be turned into fibers for clothing and carpets. The mutant […]

‘Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy’

Interessant stuk bij Fast Company over Apple’s inzet voor groene energie. Ze interviewden daarvoor Lisa Jackson, bekend van de Obama administratie, die het project overziet: Jackson explains that Apple prefers to buy power from renewable energy projects where the company played some role–by either investing capital up front or committing to buying the power produced […]

WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook

The Washington Post: The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions. 😳

‘The Hardest Job in the World’

John Dickerson, politiek journalist voor The Atlantic, gaat in op de job van de Amerikaanse president. Een interessante historische schets over een uit haar voegen gebarsten takenpakket dat aan herziening toe is: We are a president-obsessed nation, so much so that we undermine the very idea of our constitutional democracy. No one man—or woman—can possibly […]