Let’s get that mental corn a-poppin’!
Carol Mulligan explores the lore of the pour. The Sudbury Star
What are dreams? Drake Baer shares five of humanity’s best explanations for dreams. Science of Us
Anna Lovind: the shameless introvert.
Suzanne Lucas to employers: please stop punishing your employees for being introverted. Inc.
UpWorthy recommends Marzi’s cartoons to help others relate to intorversion and anxiety.
The Born Again Minimalist examines the gaslighting of the millennial generation.
Transgender rights bill passes key commons vote and heads to committee. The Globe and Mail
Too sweet, or too shrill? The double bind for women. Shankar Vedantam hosts the Hidden Brain podcast for NPR.
The transformative power of Moko. Michelle Duff for Broadly/Vice.
Cath Pound considers the great women artists that history forgot. BBC
I’m just going to leave this here. To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation. Cathy Young for the Washington Post.
Avaneesh Pandey: self-awareness may be a side effect of the brain trying to maximize entropy. International Business Times
Ben Paynter shares news about how the world is slowly winning the fight against Malaria. Fast Company
Sarah Knapton reports on how tool-making monkeys are prompting scientists to reconsider human evolution. The Telegraph
Bec Crew: scientists accidentally discover the process that turns CO2 into ethanol. This could change the world. Science Alert
Ross Pomeroy explains why Bill Nye changed his mind about GMOs. Real Clear Science
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved . . . by meteorology. Cory Charlton for The New York Post.
Loren Grush explains how the ExoMars spacecraft will make its way to the surface of Mars. The Verge
Catch Space.com’s coverage of the landing and other astro-news.
Maddie Stone: Pluto’s skies look more Earth-like than we’d imagined. Gizmodo
A spiral galaxy defies the cosmic flow. In an expanding universe, it’s actually getting closer to us. Also: how big is Proxima Centauri’s planet? Later in the week, we learn that the Schiaparelli lander (crash) site can be seen from orbit. Phil Plait for Slate.
Can the multiverse explain the course of human history? Andrew Crummey for Aeon.
Alex and Jumpy, the parkour dog 🙂
Just a reminder, this is your penultimate thoughty Thursday prior to my #NaNoWriMo break.
I’ll see you next Thursday, but after that, you won’t get your weekly dose of thoughty until December.
Respect your priorities.
All my (virtual) love.