Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From gender neutral dolls, to racist AI, and giant inexplicable planets in our galaxy, our look around the web

Understanding the Bubbles at the Center of the Milky Way First spotted in the 1980s, a massive filament-like structure has been seen in the Milky Way some 100 times over the past 30+ years. With the supermassive black hole at its center, its “billowy lobes resemble the two halves of an hourglass” as they stretch out in opposite directions. Now, South Africa’s pioneering MeerKAT radio-telescope …

Lyft Expands App to Include Maps and More Options

In an effort to rebrand their service as a multimodal transportation hub and to compete with the likes of Google Maps and Apple Maps, Lyft expanded their app to include nearby ride-shares, bikes, scooters, car rentals and public transit options. When a user opens the app they’ll be greeted with a real-time map that will display the aforementioned transport options within their proximity. “At Lyft, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The future of TV, Puerto Rico's rebuild, a new Monopoly edition and more

Chinatown Soup’s Community-Minded Version of Monopoly NYC-based art and activism collective Chinatown Soup has developed a “Chinatown Edition” of Monopoly, but their version’s winner doesn’t play to control the city by achieving ownership of all valuable properties. Rather, players aim to create a more utopian neighborhood as the game “prizes the player that purposefully develops an area while keeping its residents in mind.” Highlighting the issues …