All sorts of stuff to get your mental corn popping this week.
Tad Friend exposes Silicon Valley’s quest for eternal life. The New Yorker
Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel talk perimenopause and menopause. Lenny
Alex Myles: how being an empath can lead to adrenal fatigue, insomnia, and exhaustion. Elephant Journal
Lori Day: aging while female is not your worst nightmare. Feminist Current
Gisela Wolf says that people who hit the snooze button are more intelligent, more creative, and happier. The Independent
Veritasium: The science of thinking. You won’t learn anything unless you’re uncomfortable.
ASAP Science: This does not equal that. Correlation vs. causation.
“Your animal life is over. Your machine life has just begun.” Mark O’Connell for The Guardian.
Ryan F. Mandelbaum reports on a new theory that connects dark matter, black holes, and gravitational waves. Gizmodo
Joanna Moorhead rediscovers her wild child cousin, surrealist painter Leonora Carrington. The Guardian
The Economist: can we know what animals are thinking? Medium
Jordan Pearson presents some of the evidence that proves cats are actually nice. Motherboard
Overtone singing never ceases to amaze me. Anna-Maria Hefele
For your listening pleasure: Minds Without Fear – Imogen Heap
And that was your thoughty for the week.
On the weekend, I’ll be covering more WorldCon 2016.
Be well until then, my friends.