Time to warm the ole brain pan. There’s mental corn that needs popping.
Arnie Seipel shares the dark origins of Valentine’s Day. NPR
Daniele Cybuskie relates three fairy tale romances in honour of Valentine’s Day. Medievalists.net
Henry Rollins: what side of history do you want to be on? LA Weekly
Mario Livio reports on the discovery of Winston Churchill’s lost essay on alien life. Nature
Tom Hale shares these stunning aquatic vistas by finalists of the underwater photograph of the year competition. IFLS
Cats sailed with the Vikings to conquer the world. Bec Crew for Science Alert.
Katy Evans reports on how dogs and monkeys judge you on how you treat others. IFLS
Do crows have funerals? You betcha. Ask a Mortician
Tom Hale encourages you to observe the evidence of evolution in your own body. IFLS
Lesley Alderman: the year of conquering negative thinking. The New York Times
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie reports on the people who never forget and what they’re teaching us about memory. The Guardian
Sarah Knapton: our seas have become a plastic graveyard, but can technology turn the tide? The Telegraph
Google’s “DeepMind” AI understands the benefits of betrayal. Robin Andrews for IFLS.
I admit it. I was #furiouslyhappy to find this list of more than 150 learning resources compiled by Janet Alexandersson for Medium.
Here’s hoping creative connections are being made.
See you on Saturday for more WorldCon 2016 reportage.
Stay strong, be kind, and be well!