It’s time to get your mental corn popping for the final push to the weekend. Yes! Tomorrow is Friday. And today is Thoughty Thursday 🙂
Stephen Luntz discovers that trees have a “heartbeat,” too. IFLS
Linda Poon: new “mutant enzymes” could solve Earth’s plastic problem. Are they any better than recycling, though? The proof remains to be seen. City Lab
Another promising solution? Saqib Shah: first ever ocean plastic cleaner will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The New York Post
Why so few people on the Six Nations Reserve have clean, running water, unlike their neighbours. It’s not just remote or northern reserves. We really have to provide all people with the necessities of life. Like, yesterday. CBC’s “Out in the Open.”
Alek Minassian, the Toronto van attack suspect, praised “Incel” killer. BBC
Psychologists explain why you should be friends with people who swear a lot. We’re more fucking honest and intelligent 🙂 Rachel-Lee Thomas for Providr.
Do essential oils work? And why? (I guess that second question gives away the answer to the first …) SciShow
Can exercise treat depression? SciShow Psych
Scientists may have discovered the root cause of autism (and no, it’s not vaccines). Let’s first seek to understand ASD before we attempt to eradicate it. IFLS
Sara Burrows explains how one Texas school beat ADHD by tripling recess. Return to Now
Nina Strochlic reveals the race to save the world’s disappearing languages. National Geographic
Going grey the right way: everything you need to know about grey hair. Katie Martin for HealthyWay.
Nadia Drake: how 1.7 billion stars were mapped with dazzling 3-D precision. National Geographic
Alfredo Carpineti: Study reveals Uranus smells of farts. IFLS
Baby elephant chases the birds, falls, and runs to mom.
I hope something in this mix inspired you (or at least entertained you).
Be well until this weekend’s next chapter update.