Monthly Archives: July 2016

Olympic athletes complain about the newest problem in Rio: There’s no way to play Pokemon Go — Quartz

The Olympic athletes in Rio just can’t catch a break—or a Pokemon, apparently. In advance of the 2016 Games, which begin on Friday, athletes and press began arriving in Rio last week and quickly found evidence of a city unprepared: The Olympic village, where they sleep, has been described as “uninhabitable.” Meanwhile, Rio is still…

via Olympic athletes complain about the newest problem in Rio: There’s no way to play Pokemon Go — Quartz

Watch a California skydiver become the first person to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute — Quartz

Surely the number one thing on your packing list before a skydiving trip is “parachute.” Maybe right after that: “extra parachute.” And yet on Saturday (July 30), skydiver Luke Aikins packed neither, instead becoming the first skydiver to jump from a plane with nothing except an iron will and an immense faith in net technology.…

via Watch a California skydiver become the first person to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute — Quartz

Photos: The emerging political activism of Hillary Clinton during her Wellesley college years — Quartz

Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first woman to do so in US history. The four-night run up to her speech at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, videos and speeches (including one made by her husband and former president Bill Clinton) was filled with references…

via Photos: The emerging political activism of Hillary Clinton during her Wellesley college years — Quartz