The Guardian's collection of Audio Long Reads features in-depth essays read by voice actors. Each Audio Long Read is selected from the newspaper's long-read articles, which feature examinations of a wide range of topics and issues penned by journalists, academics, and others. For instance, in a recent episode, actress Lucy Scott reads Jacob Mikanowski's "Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet." Each Audio Long Read is approximately 30- 40 minutes in length .
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Looking for something to read? Book lovers may enjoy Litsy, a mobile application that aims to "bring as many people into the book conversation as possible." Readers can create to-read lists and lists of books that they have already read. In addition, users can provide short book reviews, add comments and follow other users. Useful when hunting for new book recommendations
Stuff in Space Stuff in Space is a "real-time 3D map of objects in earth's orbit", including satellites and debris. On this map, different kinds of "stuff in space" are color-coded: red for satellites, blue for rocket bodies, and grey for debris. Visitors may also explore different groups of space objects, which include maps of all Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and their orbits and a map of the debris created by the 2009 collision of the satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251.
University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art have produced an online exhibit on the 1938 journey of Wilber L. Cummings, Jr. (1914-1943) and F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr., who traveled from Kalimpong, India to western Tibet. The exhibit features over 80 black and white photographs from the journey and eighteen full-color images of Tibetan art.
The Irish Times: Snapshot of Ireland a century ago: an online photographic archive. "A series of digitally restored black-and-white photographs dating as far back as the Land War of the late 1800s has been released online by the Ancestry family-history website. The historical prints and photographs, which include more than 120 images taken in Ireland, offer an insight into daily life in Irish cities, towns, villages and countryside between the late 1800s and the 1950s."