A substantial curation of stuff to get your mental corn popping.
Claire Landsbaum interviews Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on how far #metoo has yet to go. Vanity Fair
Teresa Write and Bob Weber: names of children who died in residential schools released in sombre ceremony. CTV News
Jason Lyons says that to pay attention, the brain uses filters, not a spotlight. Quanta Magazine
Chelsea Wald: why red means red in almost every language. Nautilus
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian says, the dream of open borders is real—in Svalbard. The Nation
Dan Charles: how Penn State is cutting greenhouse gas emissions and saving money. NPR
Brian Fagan recounts the bizarre 77,000-year history of the bed. Quartz
Ian Campbell reports on the continuing outrage that “hallway healthcare” continues at Health Sciences North. CTV News
Ashley Strickland has hope for the first all-female space walk scheduled for later this month. CNN
It’s black hole week on SciShow Space news: is the hypothetical “Planet 9” actually a primordial black hole? And … the assassin black hole (that’s not sinister at all, is it?).
Dr. Becky shares all of the latest discoveries about Jupiter’s aurora that Juno has facilitated. And the outtakes at the end are hilarious 🙂
And Physics Girl gets to see the world’s largest optical lens (going in the LSST).
Brendan I Koerner: how cities reshape the evolutionary path of urban wildlife. Wired
Kelly Richmond-Abdou tells the tale of a couple who spent 20 years replanting a forest for animals to return to. My Modern Met
Mario L. Major reports on the Australian stingless bees building stunning spiral hives (and no one’s quite sure why). Interesting Engineering
Jason Bittel lists five animals with amazing senses. Popular Science
Cats in therapy from the ever entertaining Ze Frank.
Thank you for the visit and I hope you found something to entertain or inspire your next creative project.
Be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!