A couple of fraught issues to start you off today, and then we move through psych and science to some feel-good at the end.
Jon Stewart on the Charleston church shooting:
Delilah S. Dawson isn’t going to tear you down. She’s going to build you up. Whimsy Dark.
Can diet shape your mental health? Gives a whole new meeting to ‘you are what you eat’ 🙂 The Globe and Mail.
The genetic link between creativity and mental illness has been found. Collective Evolution.
Why Finland’s teachers are different. The Guardian.
The link between stress, creativity, and orgasm: Naomi Wolf writes about the vagina in her new book. BrainPickings.
Take a look at this adorable octopus. What are scientists thinking of naming it? Adorabilis 🙂 BoredPanda.
How jellyfish put themselves back together. The National Geographic.
How does a creature reproduce when it’s actually four creatures? On man o’ wars and other siphonophores. i09.
Kayakers have a close encounter with a whale 🙂
Kangaroos are lefties (and why handedness is rare in animals). The National Geographic.
I shared a post a few weeks ago about how mice were shown to have inherited their parents’ fears. Well, here’s another article on the subject. Science Gymnasium.
Dr. Michelle Thaller: We are all dead stars. The Atlantic.
Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep. The Guardian.
The Barra McNeils and Ashley McIsaac in Windsor:
Hope you have lots of great ideas this week!
See you Saturday.