And here we are in August . . . where has the year gone (so far)?
Jim C. Hines hosts a couple of special guests for this post on policing in problematic times.
Onto the good news . . .
Jennifer Wolkin recommends mindful eating for a healthier brain-gut connection. Mindful.
The discovery of the heart. Paul Kennedy’s Ideas, on CBC.
The Scottish Refugee Council: Courage.
Parmigiani Fleurier restores a 200 year old double barrel pistol and its animated songbird.
Nicole Prause: what women (don’t) need. Nova’s secret life of scientists and engineers.
Bored Panda presents pictures of modern women wearing traditional Ukrainian crowns.
The Vintage News reports on crinolinemania, the dangerous Victorian fashion garment that killed nearly 3,000 women (!)
April Holloway reports: DNA testing on the 2,000 year old Paracas skulls may change anthropology. Ancient Origins.
It turns out you only need one hour of moderate activity to make up for a day’s sitting. Exactly what I didn’t need to hear (Mellie = sluggie). Jennifer Ouelette for Gizmodo.
Dying is hard. Death Doulas want to help make it easier. Ellen McCarthy for The Washington Post.
Rosetta’s final resting place has been chosen. Phil Plait for Slate. Later in the week: A white dwarf zaps its red dwarf companion with a death ray.
Monarch butterfly population triples over last year. Terry Turner for Good News Network.
When a crow dies, other crows investigate. Katherine Ellen Foley for Quartz.
Watch the Chincoteague ponies complete their 91st annual swim. Jason Daley for the Smithsonian Magazine.
Tony Wu captures amazing sperm whale rituals. bioGraphic
See you Saturday for July’s next chapter update 🙂