Thursday assorted links

1. Negative emotional contagion in ravens.

2. “As it turns out, NBA players make only 40 percent of their shots between 8 and 9 feet from the rim, and that number drops to only 35 percent between 25 and 26 feet from the rim. When it comes to field-goal percentage on jump shots, the effect of shot distance is pretty minor.”  Link here.

3. Claims about Fortnite.

4. How making chocolate is like mixing cement (NYT).

5. Victor Shih’s public choice theory of Xi’s China.

6. “Goats are glamorous, and super popular on social media now…


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