It’s thoughty Thursday, your opportunity to get your mental corn popping!
Brakkton Booker: federal investigators join probe into Casey Goodson shooting death. NPR
N’dea Yancey-Bragg reports that the Seattle police who fired pepper spray and blast balls at BLM protestors violated order, according to judge. USA Today
Liz Navratil reveals how a divided Minnesota city council votes to cut 8 million from police budget. Star Tribune
Emmanuel Acho talks to the police. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.
Hailey Fuchs: Brandon Bernard’s planned execution stirs debate over punishment for your offenders. The New York Times
Karen Hao read the AI ethics paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says. MIT Technology Review
Luis Martinez reports that 14 senior army leaders at Fort Hood suspended or fired after broad review of sexual harassment and abuse allegations. ABC News
Colin Dwyer: Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine. NPR
Joe takes us inside the lab that developed the covid-19 vaccine. It’s okay to be smart
Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui compiled this article on how 700 epidemiologists are living now, and what they think is next. The New York Times
Jackie Wattles explain how the Starship explosion was still a success. Spoilers: we learn from our failures. CNN
Nadia Drake introduces us to the astronauts of the Artemis Mission, eight of whom are women (!). National Geographic
Jim Daley says Earth’s orbital shifts may have triggered ancient global warming. (From Sept 2019, but still interesting.) Scientific American
Marco Hernandez and Cassandra Garrison report that the world’s biggest iceberg heads for disaster. Climate change is still happening. Reuters
Grace Eber explains how precisely arranged stones coil and surge across the land in Jon Foreman’s mesmeric works. This is Colossal
Fun, and so much better than the original. Walk Off the Earth and Harm & Ease cover Toxic.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you found something to inspire a future creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.