The holiday edition of thoughty Thursday will help get your mental corn a-poppin’ after your turkey coma wears off 😉
Was Hildegard of Bingen right about the herbal cures she proposed? Medievalists.net
Sarah Sloat reports on how evolution made really smart people long to be loners. Inverse
Lady Gaga opens up about her PTSD. Good Is
Anna Lovind: avoid the bad and you’ll miss out on the good.
The first female doctor in Britain spent 56 years disguised as a man. Lauren Young for Atlas Obscura.
Nicolas DiDomizio introduces us to the Purple-Red Scale, a new way to understand the sexuality spectrum. Mic
Mike Murphy reports on the world’s first solar panel paved road. Quartz
Las Vegas is now powered entirely by renewable energy. Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics.
Apparently, there’s a massive metal dragon hiding inside the Earth’s outer core. IFLS
Bob MacDonald reports on climate change, as seen from space. CBC
Phil Plait wishes us a happy solstice with this video of 24 hours of light. Slate
And, for the non-science-y among you, here is the magical history of Yule, the winter solstice celebration.
Enjoy this lovely video by Angie Pickman: the longest night.
I must commend the Welsh for having some of the strangest traditions. A rhyming, skeletal horse comes a-knocking? Allison Meier shares the tale on Hyperallergic.
Hudson, a pup nailed to a rail road tie and abandoned, gets a prosthetic paw.
And just to end on a light note, here’s a golden retriever pup playing with a door stop.
Come on back on Saturday for my last post of the year. It’s all about class and equality in fantasy and science fiction. Yes, it’s another WordlCon 2016 report 🙂
Be well, be kind, and be loved. Virtual hugs!
2 thoughts on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, Dec 18-24, 2016”
A lively bunch to fire off a few neurons for us Melanie.Happy to see Wales gets a mention. Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to you.
xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx
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Happy New Year, David! You’re the best 🙂 Huge HUGS!!!!
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