Link About It: This Week’s Picks

BMX biking in another dimension, explaining Earth to aliens and cooking bacon with lasers in this week's look at the web

1. Nigeria’s New Malaria Test Will Save Thousands of Lives The world’s first urine malaria test will soon be available in Nigeria, marking a major advancement in the battle against the disease. Like pregnancy tests, the malaria test uses a dipstick to detect the Plasmodium parasite inside a sample of urine. Because of its ease of use and quick diagnosis time (just 20 minutes), the …

Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles

A place for people to skate and be inspired by art

by Sasha Barkans Oakley is a relatively new player in the skateboard scene, but they seem to be on a mission to let the skateboard world know that they’re here to stay. Their pro skate roster boasts some of the biggest names in skateboarding—including the likes of Eric Koston, Ryan Sheckler and Bob Burnquist—and in late April, the brand launched the Oakley in Residence series, …