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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Neurothriller, by Patricia Pisters, Aeon

It’s not just your imagination. Horror films are much more scary than they were in the past. Here’s how they do it.

Missing Malaysia Jet MH370 Weeks Away From Keeping Secrets Forever, by Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The man leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is showing the strain after almost two years of fruitless toil.

Martin Dolan, head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said he struggles to sleep at times, gnawed by thoughts that wreckage from the Boeing Co. 777 may have slipped through the sonar net scanning 120,000 square kilometers (46,330 square miles) of the southern Indian Ocean.

MH370 is weeks away from becoming aviation’s biggest unsolved mystery since Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937. Of the 3 million components in the jet, only one has turned up -- a barnacle-encrusted wing flap -- on Reunion Island, thousands of miles from the search. There have been no traces of the 239 people on board, their luggage or even the life jackets that were supposed to float.

Above The Fold, by Margo Goodhand, The Walrus

The former editor of the Edmonton Journal’s inside look at the damage being done to Canada’s newspapers.

The Resurrection Of E.T. Explained, by Greg Reimer, Medium

Growing up, I took E.T.’s fortuitous, last-minute revival for granted as down to the fact that E.T. just did that sort of thing purely because he was awesome. Having read sci-fi authors like Vernor Vinge and others in more recent decades, I can now set aside such childish notions and offer a better theory.

The Marrow, by Rick Barot