This week’s Interesting Things // June, Week 1

The always fascinating Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker.

A humanities professor on the rise of tech, and the why it’s causing us to feel more fragile than ever.

Tears alert: a 91-year old woman skipped her cancer treatment to go on an epic end-of-life road trip.

Ever notice how Katy Perry lyrics sound a little…limited? (the correct answer is “I wouldn’t know.”) This data vis shows how our favorite songs are becoming increasingly repetitive.

These six people are living in isolation on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars.

NYC beaches will be giving free sunscreen to visitors this summer.

If you can spell these tricky words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, congratulations: you spell like a 12-year-old.

Eye candy: portraits of bubbles.