Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The truth about the Five-Second Rule, new more inclusive emoji, an exhibition about jargon and more

1. A New Origin Story for Dogs When, where and how wolves were domesticated and eventually became dogs has always been disagreed upon by scientists. Now, new research suggests our best pals have a different origin story than once thought. Archaeologist and geneticist Greger Larson now believes—after extensive study—that dogs were domesticated not once, but twice. (It makes sense then, that the origin times and …

New, More Inclusive Emoji

With all the big Apple news this week, one update was a little less acknowledged, but along with the iOS 10 upgrade that rolled out came a batch of new emoji. The more inclusive emoji feature various thoughtful images: single parent families, men with bunny ears, women doing all kinds of sports—all in a range of skin tones. Plus, the all-important rainbow flag. Check our …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new species of whale discovered, making VR more real, a poop-themed cafe and more in our look around the web

1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in “Addiction.” More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already associate with alcohol) the results of the study showed booze can contribute to “the development of seven types of cancer, including that of the breast …