“I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you what what I mean? Because I'd way rather spend more time with them.”
Shaun White (watch)


The 10 Toughest Questions We Get: The Annual Letter of Bill & Melinda Gates  "This is our 10th Annual Letter, and we’re marking the occasion by answering 10 tough questions that people ask us. We will answer them as forthrightly as we can, and we hope that when you’re finished reading, you’ll be just as optimistic as we are."   - Gates Notes

[Must] Watch Shaun White win USA's 100th Winter gold  Shaun White has reclaimed his Olympic halfpipe title and won the United States' 100th all-time gold medal at the Winter Olympics. And he did it in dramatic fashion, landing back-to-back 1440s as part of a final run that knocked Japan's Ayumu Hirano out of the top spot.  - NBC Olympics

Landlord Who Destroyed 5Pointz Must Pay Graffiti Artists $6.7M  Money can’t bring back 5Pointz—the bright yellow warehouse in Queens that became a "graffiti mecca" for street artists from around the world. When the building's owner, Gerald Wolkoff, unceremoniously whitewashed its art-covered walls one night in 2013, an unparalleled cache of world-class street art was irreversibly destroyed.  - VICE

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize  This strontium atom is emitting light after being excited by a laser, and it’s the winner of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council photography award. The EPSRC announced the winners of its 5th annual contest yesterday. Winning photographer David Nadlinger, from the University of Oxford, was just excited to be able to show off his research.  - Gizmodo

This former Uber (and Lyft) exec just raised $15 million for his controversial e-scooter startup: Bird  VanderZanden’s dockless electric scooter company is the talk of Santa Monica, Ca., where it’s based. That’s largely because over the last six months, Bird has plunked roughly 1,000 “Birds” on the streets of the city — and people are riding them: 50,000 people so far have taken 250,000 rides, he says.   - TechCrunch

Apple Has a Deep Bench of Potential Tim Cook Successors  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook addressed succession at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, saying that eventually "passing the baton" properly is one of his most important roles. The company has a deep bench of experienced managers who could fill Cook’s shoes when the time comes. Cook, 57, has been CEO since succeeding Steve Jobs in 2011.   - Bloomberg

Run the Jewels Announce New Craft Beers  Run the Jewels have announced new beers. Following last year’s “Stay Gold” IPA, named after a song from their album Run the Jewels 3, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike have announced the “Panther Like a Panther” Stout, which drops later this month. Additionally, even more RTJ3 songs will be receiving the beer treatment in 2018. The “Legend Has It” Pilsner will be released in April, followed by the “Down” Double IPA in October.  - Pitchfork

The Flying Tomato Would Rather You Not Call Him That Anymore @NYT
A profile of the now 3x Olympic Gold medalist from back in 2014. USA.
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