What are we reading? August 11, 2022

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Some deep thoughts and inventive insights to ponder from the miraculous mind of Leonardo da Vinci while you are trying to enjoy the summer weather without worrying about how much ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting or wondering why every other pending catastrophe today is being linked to climate change. – National Geographic



Meanwhile, if you are looking to unplug from the grid and delink entirely from the unending river of depressing news and partisan political bilgewater being piped daily into your mobile devices, this could be your vehicle of choice for venturing deep into the backwoods. – New Atlas



Glen Korstrom, reporter:

You’ve gotta feel for Argentinians, whose government has been printing money like crazy through the decades. 

Inflation is 64 per cent this year, with some expecting it to be 90 per cent by the end of the year. All large purchases are done with stacks of US$100 bills. That makes Canada’s 8.1-per-cent inflation rate not seem so bad. – New York Times