Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Apple's Black History Month efforts, support systems for travel and hospitality workers, a preview of Virgin's hyperloop and more

Fossils Suggest Earth’s Largest-Ever Land-Dwelling Animal In 2012, when paleontologists began excavating a massive set of 98-million-year-old fossilized bones located at the Candeleros Formation in Argentina’s Neuquén Province, they didn’t realize how big (literally and figuratively) their discovery would be. The research team now believes that the enormous dinosaur—a long-necked, plant-eating titanosaur—could be larger than the 122-foot-long Patagotitan. So far, mostly vertebrae and some pelvic …

Apple Celebrates Black History Month With Maps + More

Apple’s Black Unity Collection of products and accessories painted in the Pan-African Flag’s colors caught headlines this week, but another set of initiatives will prove more impactful. During Black History Month, through the launch of the collection, Apple will support several global organizations (including the Black Lives Matter Support Fund, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the European Network Against Racism); host a Black-owned …

Blood Orange: Black History

Under the title Black History on Soundcloud, Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has released two beautiful new tracks: “Christopher & 6th” and “JUNE 12TH.” Celebrating Black History Month, the latter song is a mostly spoken-word piece (“you must love yourself, you must love yourself”) over a drum machine, with a few moments of Hynes’ singing and distorting his voice. “Christopher & 6th” is perhaps more …