Thoughty Thursday’s all over the map!
The Vintage News reports that Amelia Earhart’s remains may have been found on an island.
Gabriel Samuels reports on a piece of engraved wood that suggests a Persian taught math in Japan 1,000 years ago. The Independent
Medievalists.net compiled this comprehensive list of online resources for researching the Black Death.
Medievalists.net shared this entertaining piece on Viking nicknames. My favourite? Eystein Foul-Fart 🙂
And, for the hat trick, Medievalists.net explains why cats were hated in medieval Europe.
An oldie from Barbara G. Walker of Church and State (2008!): local wise women who carried on ancient traditions were exterminated by Christianity.
Margaret Rhodes invites us to obsess over this infographic about the history of alternative music. Wired
Jonathan Jones looks at the legacy of painter Artemesia Gentileschi. The Guardian
Azeen Ghorayshi reports that transgender children as young as three are getting the help they need. Buzzfeed
Katrina Schwartz wonders why we’re so obsessed with teaching kids cursive handwriting. Mind/Shift
America is obsessed with happiness and it’s making everyone miserable. Ruth Whippman for Vox.
What it’s like to have “high-functioning” anxiety. The Mighty
Baby Boomers may be more susceptible to treatment-resistant depression. Anna Gorman for CNN.
Myke Cole writes about PTSD. This is from a few years ago (2013) but it’s still relevant.
Justin Gammill lists ten things to keep in mind when loving a highly creative person. I heart intelligence
Paul Stamits talks about how fantastic fungi can save the world.
Scientists declare the dawn of the human-influenced epoch. Damian Carrington for The Guardian.
AI and deep machine learning are changing your life. Roger Parloff for Fortune.
Beware of dog, indeed. Upshout
Adieu until Saturday.
Be well until then 🙂