I’ve got a bunch of resources here to get your mental corn popping.
Akshat Rathi: how we get to the next big battery breakthrough. Quartz
James Griffiths warns that Welsh and Hawaiian have been saved from extinction, but other languages may not be so lucky. CNN
Sandee LaMotte reports on the 99-year-old woman with all her organs in the wrong places. CNN
Jonathan D. Grinstein reveals a new way to detect Parkinson’s—by smell. Scientific American
Karen Weintraub: the adult brain does grow new neurons, after all. Scientific American
Antonio Regalado reports that doctors plan to test a gene therapy that could prevent Alzheimer’s. MIT Technology Review
It’s okay to be smart … about the AMAZING monarch butterfly.
To save the monarch butterfly, scientists are moving a forest 1,000 feet up a mountain. Kate Linthicum for the LA Times.
Before the image was released, Veritasium explains what it will look like and why (damned awesome, ‘cause he’s right on the money).
Mary Beth Griggs: see the first ever image of a supermassive black hole. The Verge
Natalie Grontcharova gives us a more complete picture: meet Katie Bouman, the woman behind the first image of a black hole. Refinery 29
After the image was released, Veritasium released a second video:
Mary Robinette Kowal: if space is the future, that future needs to include everyone. The Washington Post
Kate Sierzputowski shows us the Utrecht apartment transformed into a three storey tromp l’oeil bookcase. This is Colossal
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you found something to inspire a new creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.