Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Apple's Black History Month efforts, support systems for travel and hospitality workers, a preview of Virgin's hyperloop and more

Fossils Suggest Earth’s Largest-Ever Land-Dwelling Animal In 2012, when paleontologists began excavating a massive set of 98-million-year-old fossilized bones located at the Candeleros Formation in Argentina’s Neuquén Province, they didn’t realize how big (literally and figuratively) their discovery would be. The research team now believes that the enormous dinosaur—a long-necked, plant-eating titanosaur—could be larger than the 122-foot-long Patagotitan. So far, mostly vertebrae and some pelvic …

Gifts For Mushroom Enthusiasts

A comprehensive guide for all fungi-filled fantasies

Whether you’re into mushrooms for their psychedelic properties, health benefits, umami flavor profile or aesthetic proportions, there’s no doubt that these fungi (which are actually more similar to humans than plants) are fascinating. For anybody keen to eat, trip, admire, enshrine, grow, learn or read about these spore-bearing delights, we have rounded up some of our favorite mushroom-centric products. John Cage: A Mycological Foray – …

Researching The Theory That Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Whether or not money buys happiness remains a collective fixation—and many scholars endeavor to answer the question through countless studies. In a much-cited paper published in 2010, psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton determined that an individual’s life satisfaction improved as their income increased, but emotional wellbeing plateaued once a household achieved an income of $75,000 (equal to about $90,000 now). Around the same …