Happy Independence Day to my friends south of the border! Take some time to feed your brain and get your mental corn popping!
Robin Hammond presents Stonewall at 50: stories of resistance and resilience. National Geographic
Mia Jensen interviews Cathy Mulroy about her career as a woman miner and her upcoming memoir. The Sudbury Star
Ahem. Yeah, I shared one of the cited articles (the BBC one) a couple of weeks ago. Here is the awesome debunking of that study on how technology influences the human skeleton and all the reportage it received. I am duly reminded that correlation is not causation. Thank you, SciShow. Seriously.
Simon Makin: better memory through electrical brain ripples. Scientific American
SciShow Psych discovers that alcohol may enhance your creativity in some respects, but not others.
Joyce Cohen: for those with hearing impairments, restaurant noise isn’t just an irritation. It’s discrimination. The Washington Post
Brene Brown talks to Oprah Winfrey about the six types of people who don’t deserve to hold space for you.
Jill Paider lists 20 sublime retreats you need to visit for creative inspiration. Dwell
Bryan Bender: a new moon race is on. Is China already ahead? Politico
SciShow answers the question, what makes soft things soft?
Dr. Suzanne Hoffmann and Professor Manfred Gahr have discovered that the brains of birds synchronize when they sing together. How did the do it? With transmitters weighing 1 gram that recorded the brain waves of the birds. Max Planck Gesellschaft
Katarzyna Nowak reveals the daunting task of wildlife crimefighters in the Alaska-Yukon wilderness. National Geographic
John Nova Lomax reports on the flight of the Texas fireflies. Texas Monthly
And that was thoughty Thursday.
This weekend, I’ll be assembling my next chapter update for June 2019. Until then, be well!