Just a little thoughty for you this week.
Ozymandias statue found in the mud. The Guardian
Phil Plait reports about astronomers who found a black hole “eating” a white dwarf. Blastr
Robert Lang, the origami master and physicist. Great Big Story
Is the future of AI chatbots that speak in their own language? Cade Metz for Wired.
Clive Thompson: how being bored out of your gourd makes you creative. Wired
Holly Riordan: Anxiety makes you look like an asshole. Thought Catalog
Jenna Birch reports on the German research that has found the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Teen Vogue
Laurie Stras shares radical motets from a 16th century nunnery. The Guardian
March 17th is also St. Gertrude’s Day. She’s the patron saint of cats. Mel Campbell for Junkee.
How the Norse described their history. Oxford University Press
I hope that got your mental corn popping.
See you on the weekend for more WorldCon 2016 reportage.
Until then, stay well.