Links for the morning of Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tacit knowledge and lay expertise: the actor Ben Foster doped so he could better understand Lance Armstrong, whom he’s portraying in a new biopic. (Not everyone is thrilled.)

Campus police vs. the million-dollar map thief.

Plants are predators, too! (Don’t watch the video if you are a big fan of snails.)

What’s the point of digitizing history?

Uber flat-out bought Carnegie Mellon’s world-leading robotics department.

Simon Critchley on obscurantism, scientism, explanation, “good TV,” and his onetime teacher Frank Cioffi.

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