Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Celebrating Pride, finding lost cities, how drunk people invented the weekend and more in our look at the web

1. A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, the researchers stumbled upon the Olympic pool-sized structure which consists of two rectangular platforms probably lined with columns in ancient times. According to researcher Sarah Parack, …

Pride 2016 Style

Wear your heart on your sleeve and celebrate love, respect and equality

If there’s one universal truth (apart from the age-old adage about death and taxes) it’s that respect and love will always be in style. While plenty of people take pride in who they are and support the LGBTQIA community in several ways, the most visible is donning that rainbow flag and wearing your heart on your sleeve. With that in mind, we have snooped around …

New Gender Options for The Sims

In a significant (and free) update to their wildly popular The Sims game, Electronic Arts has added several gender customizing options. Before today’s update, players would create a Sim and have just two genders to choose from, but now users can pick from more variable body shapes and all hairstyles and clothing are available to all genders. Now, a Sim’s gender can also be modified …