Monday headlines: Concrete and clay and general

Along with the aurora borealis, this weekend’s solar storm wreaked havoc on farmers’ GPS systems ahead of a critical moment in the planting season. / 404 Media

The CDC is expected to release a public dashboard today that will track influenza A viruses, including H5N1, in sewage. / STAT

“A person hit by a vehicle going 30 mph is 70% more likely to be killed than by a car going 25.” Why more cities and states are lowering speed limits to 20 mph. / Vox

Explaining why stone, when carved by robots, might become a cheaper building material than steel and concrete. / Construction Physics

Researchers find evidence that spending at least two hours a day outdoors can reduce a child’s chances of developing myopia. / NPR

“Social media companies get off far too easy too when the status anxiety they provoke as a business model is attributed instead to human nature.” / Internal Exile

In the early 20th century, astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was pressured to walk back her findings on the composition of stars, then a male supervisor took credit for her work. / History Today

A new study proposes that volcanic activity on the lunar surface, combined with a major impact on the far side, are why the near side of the Moon has more volcanic rock. / Ars Technica

Once a mainstay of the Billboard charts, a cover song hasn’t entered the top 100 in nearly 20 years. / Reddit

An excursion to Chuck E. Cheese to see the animatronic band, which will be phased out of all but two locations by the end of the year. / The New York Times [+]

See also: A dispatch from the weekend-long cruise where Creed reunited for the first time in 12 years. / Slate

Lose your week in Taper, “an online literary journal for computational poetry and literary art published twice yearly.” Here’s the latest issue. / Taper

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