"A tank containing millions of gallons of molasses erupted in Boston in January 1919, killing 21 people and destroying buildings in the North End." As many of my students are engineers, I thought you might be interested in this article and website about fluid mechanics. Take a look even if you are a non-tech like me, although it may make you imagine outrunning a 40-foot (12-meter) high wave of molasses moving at 35 miles (56k) an hour.
"What’s really across the ocean from you when you look straight out? It’s not always the place you think..... What lies directly across the ocean changes constantly as you move along the crooked, ever-turning coast. Following a straight line around the curve of the Earth, sometimes the opposite shore is half a world away."
Ok, I admit it: I love articles like this compiliation of the ten most read NYTimes Styles stories of 2016. I love to scroll down the list until I can't resist clicking on one, then when I'm done, clicking on another. I think you can lose yourself in at least one or two and voilà - that's your daily dose of English. Read about the Fight to Free the Nipple, or Ending Small Talk, or teaching (sexual) consent on college campuses, or how David Bowie blended into New York, or how (and why) Canada is so hip. Reading something in English is a great way to start the year. Happy New Year!