Welcome to thoughty Thursday, the curation that pops your mental corn 🙂
BLM-related posts and pandemic-related posts separated out for your convenience. Educating yourself is the least you can do.
Mako Fitts Ward examines the power of the intersectional protest image. JSTOR Daily
Jennifer Schuessler: Mellon Foundation to spend $250 million to reimagine monuments. The New York Times
Maya King hopes the Democrats don’t lose the battle over voter suppression. Politico
Kim Gallon: the Black press and disinformation on Facebook. JSTOR Daily
What is the QAnon conspiracy theory? CBS News
Janice Gassam Asare cites five reasons the “pipeline problem” is a myth. 2018. Again, these aren’t new issues. Forbes
John Paul Tasker reports on Annamie Paul’s historic election as the first Black [+Jewish+woman] leader of the Green Party [or any Canadian political party, for that matter]. CBC
Maan Alhmidi: teachers are concerned for their health and the quality of education as they deal with the challenges of the pandemic. The Globe and Mail
Kalyn Belsha says that teaching in-person and virtually at the same time is an instructional nightmare. ChalkBeat
Becky Little explains “mask slackers” and “deadly” spit: the 1918 flu campaigns to shame people into following the new rules. History
Sara Chodosh: it’s never been more important to get your flu shot. Popular Science
Lydia Wheeler: covid “long-haulers” ask who pays when sickness just won’t end. Bloomberg Law
Simi lists 30 signs of soul exhaustion. Medical News
What causes panic attacks and how can you prevent them? Cindy J. Aaronson TED-Ed
Nell GreenfieldBoyce and Madeline K. Sofia: the Nobels overwhelmingly go to white men—this year’s prize for medicine was no exception. NPR
Joel Achenbach reports that Andrea Ghez is among the winners of the Nobel Prize in physics for her work on black holes. The Washington Post
Dr. Becky delves into the work done to earn that Nobel.
Nell GreenfieldBoyce and Mark Katkov cover the Nobel Prize for Chemistry win for Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their genome editing research. NPR
And … the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize goes to the World Food Program. Adela Suliman for NBC News.
Olivia Rosane shares a video of a meteoroid bouncing off Earth’s atmosphere. EcoWatch
Rory Sullivan and Sharon Braithwaite report that scientists have found intact brain cells in a man killed in Vesuvius eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. CNN
These 100-million-year-old microbes are still alive. (I think I shared an article on this a few weeks ago …) SciShow
Hedy Phillips: yep, just like humans, dogs can give blood. More than half my life ago, I worked in an emergency veterinarian clinic. They kept two blood donor cats on site and assessed surrendered or stray dogs (animal control was the next building over) for blood donor suitability. SugarPop
Thank you for visiting. I hope you found something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!