Journal 116 — trouble during a Mars simulation in Hawaii, Alibaba and Tencent, whale conservation, dating in your 50s, and a cryptocurrency scandal

Jack Ma, of Alibaba Group

This week — trouble during a Mars simulation in Hawaii, Alibaba and Tencent struggle for supremacy, whale conservation, and dating in your 50s.

If you only read one thing — Wired on a cryptocurrency scandal is worth the time.

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Inside the Crypto World’s Biggest Scandal | Wired | Technology

The story of Tezos, just one of many in the constellation of blockchain related startups, but with unusual personalities and disputes behind the scenes.

bit.ly/wired-tezos

When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong | The Atlantic | Science

A piece examining a simulation of life on Mars, taking place on a volcano in Hawaii.

bit.ly/atlantic-mars

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China | Fortune | Business

The story of two homegrown technology heavyweights slugging it out for dominance in China.

bit.ly/fortune-alibaba

How one man died so a whale might live | The Deep | Life

The story of Joe Howlett, a disentangler who worked helping whales in distress. It is also a story about the killing of whales, and their conservation.

bit.ly/deep-joe

Viv Albertine on Dating Again in Her 50s | Longreads | Life

A songwriter and musician, who was the guitarist in the punk band The Slits (first formed in the 1970s), writes about love and life in her 50s.

bit.ly/longreads-viv

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