1. The start of this article about Chernobyl is so good, I'm not sure I want to read the article and ruin it:
Twenty-five years after the Soviet-era meltdown drove 60,000 people from their homes in the Ukraine, a rebirth is taking place inside the exclusion zone. With Geiger counter in hand, the author explores Europe's strangest wildlife refuge, an enchanted postapocalyptic forest from which entirely new species may soon emerge.Via.
2. Garfield cake.
3. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw makes a compelling case for a video game that makes you weaker as you progress. Via.
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