Top Ten 2021 | Week 9

On the infamous boondoggle Space Launch SystemSLS: Is cancellation too good?

Embassytown, terrific SF with clever things to say about language, meaning, politics

Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining – and the relative energy cost of transactions

BBC4’s The Inquiry, giving much-needed deep context to events

Einojuhani RautavaaraPiano Concerto No. 1 (1969)

In Oakland, the beginning of the end for leafblowers, an offense against God and man

John Edmark’s zoetrope sculptures

Microservices

Mathematics in Music and Writing lecture series, via NYT

The problem isn't QM, it's you: Quantum Mechanics Isn’t Weird, We’re Just Too Big and The Zen Anti-Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics