I’m taking it easy on your mental popcorn, this week 🙂
Katie Hafner reports on the epidemic of loneliness among the elderly. The New York Times
Human trafficking is a hidden problem in north-eastern Ontario (and everywhere, unfortunately). CBC
Nora Caplan-Bricker reveals the risks of sexual assault on long haul flights. Slate
Marissa Fessenden shares how women in the early 1900s dealt with harassment. The Smithsonian
Library worker defends free speech and is arrested for it. The Bill of Right Defense Committee
Ronald W. Pies discusses the astonishing non-epidemic of mental illness. Psychiatric Times
Ivan Dikov reports on a shrine to Demeter and Persephone discovered in Bulgaria. Brewminate
Ria Misra reports on SpaceX’s major milestone en route to Mars. Gizmodo
Phil Plait shares Judy Schmidt’s astrophotography. Slate. Later in the week Phil shares the first photograph ever taken of the sun.
Maddie Stone shares the last image Rosetta captured before it crashed. Gizmodo
Fiona MacDonald reports on a 25 year old PhD student, Shu Lam’s, solution to antibiotic-resistant infections. Science Alert
Julien d’Hoy reports on how scientists have traced society’s myths to their primordial origins. Scientific American
The Vintage News shares the discovery of Britain’s Atlantis.
Medievalists.net lists the top ten scandals of the Middle Ages. Story fodder, anyone? 😉
Uninhabitable 1887 Queen Anne house is restored to its former glory. Laura Caseley for Little things.
Here’s a lovely local piece on NISA’s annual art show. South Side Story
Sad and Useless shares a Twitter stream on how God created some animals. Lolz aplenty.
Two guinea pigs discuss everything pumpkin spice.
Teddy Bear the porcupine’s Hallowe’en feast. He sounds like Woodstock from the Peanuts 🙂
Sheila Carabine releases her solo album 🙂 Here’s one of her songs: The Oak and the Maple.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s offerings.
See you on Saturday!