Last 7 Reads ( 8/8/2023 )

[🏝️] Oppenheimer grew up in a posh home in Manhattan`s Upper West side with three maids, a chauffeur and Van Gogh paintings hanging on the walls. When the family landed on the Manhattan-sized island in July 1954, Bird and Sherwin write that there were virtually no phones or electricity, and peacocks and donkeys roamed the dirt streets.
https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230719-st-john-the-tiny-island-where-robert-oppenheimer-escaped-his-legacy

[🐈] β€œRecent data indicate a significant overlap in the appearance of house mice (Mus musculus) and cats in Late Neolithic Eastern Europe, and suggest that the house mouse was an important factor for the dispersal of cats within Europe.”
https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/cat-migration-europe/

[πŸ•ΈοΈ] There are still relatively few Thread devices available to buy, and some platforms only halfheartedly support the protocol (most notably Amazon), making buying and setting up Thread-powered gadgets confusing and complicated.
https://www.theverge.com/23820078/matters-biggest-problem-apple-google-thread-border-router-interoperability

[πŸ’€] Some cappers threw rocks when tourists approached a rival caver, or they masqueraded as fellow tourists who had just learned that Mammoth Cave was too filled with kerosene smoke to enjoy.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-kentucky-cave-wars-reshaped-the-states-tourism-industry-180982585/

[πŸ“·] Svarbova often captures a mood of detachment through the expressionless faces of her subjects and an aqueous color palette, blurring the distinction between the past, present, and future.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2023/08/maria-svarbova-pools/

[πŸ…] The brand’s marinara sauce is beloved by many chefs and home cooks who typically wouldn’t opt for a jarred sauce, and it was the top finisher in two Washington Post taste tests of jarred marinara sauces.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2023/08/07/campbells-buys-raos-sovos-brands/

[πŸ₯©] We know this because osmosis and the diffusion of salt in proteins is a proven process. Heck, we have entire guides dedicated to brining and dry brining; brining, after all, is exactly what salt in a marinade is doing. I’d even go so far as to say that the most important ingredient in any marinade is salt, period.
https://www.seriouseats.com/should-you-marinate-meat-7565205