Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Chocolate-covered jellyfish, a floating pyramid city, pizza museums and more in our look around the web

1. Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes at a power plant to making swimming impossible to overwhelming the fishing industry. Among the many ideas to mitigate the problem, a company called GoJelly is proposing several options: “an array of …

Interview: World Chess Championship’s Judit Polgar

The female chess player on her illustrious career and transitioning to commentating

Despite her myriad accomplishments, including election as the Woman Chess Player of the Century back in 2005, nothing quite sums up the inspirational power of Grand Master Judit Polgar. In the world of chess, she’s accrued most important title: from prodigy to champion. She drummed up interest for the game around the globe. She defeated some of the biggest names—household names in a competitive world …

How Ryan Lochte is Changing the Sport of Swimming

In a very easy-to-understand article, the New York Times explains a seemingly simple (but fascinating) way that 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is potentially changing competitive swimming forever. With one clever move in the pool, Lochte apparently shaves a second from his times—and it’s all about the different way he approaches tumble-turns in freestyle races. Find out his tricks at the NY Times.