Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Saying goodbye to Mary Tyler Moore, architecture in Paris, the world's first hydrogen metal and more in our look around the web

1. Earth’s First-Ever Hydrogen Metal With pressure greater than the force within Earth’s core, two diamonds pressed upon liquid hydrogen and something happened for the first time ever on our planet: the lightest element in the periodic table turned into a small bit of metal. After years of research and experiments, this alchemical creation occurred under the direction of two Harvard physicists—whose paper was published …

Why We Owe Mary Tyler Moore

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted in September 1970 and was the USA’s first-ever show that focused on a single, independent, working woman. With all kinds of timely issues (which, sadly are still relevant today) addressed in the show—from equal pay to sex and sex work, homophobia and more—it was a hugely important show. As Willa Paskin says on Slate, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s …