It’s been another eventful week. Time to take stock and get your mental corn popping.
I’m not going to share anything about the inauguration itself. Everyone either watched it live or after the fact, I’m sure. The first 100 days is the proof in the pudding. I’m hopeful, but 2021’s rocky start enforces a certain caution. America has been collectively traumatized over the last four years and, as Chuck Wendig points out, healing takes time, and healing is painful.
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Alexander Smith reports that the world watches as Biden leads a humbled US struggling to contain its crises. Day one gets off to a good start. NBC News
Maegen Vazquez: Trump administration releases racist school curriculum report on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And then, on inauguration day, the 1776 report disappeared. CNN
Huw Jones and Estelle Shirbon report that London will remove statues linked to the slavery trade. Reuters
Ye Charlotte Ming: trapped in museums for centuries, Maori ancestors are coming home. Atlas Obscura
Marieke Walsh reports that as Pfizer covid-19 vaccine delays worsen, deliveries cut by 60%. And it’s not just Canada. The delays are affecting the US and some European countries, too. The Globe and Mail
Meanwhile, in Sudbury, where vaccines haven’t even been delivered yet, the health unit reports eight new confirmed cases of covid-19. On the large scale, it’s a drop in the bucket, but it just reflects that no where is safe, especially if people choose to travel and visit family in defiance of the stay-at-home order. Sudbury.com
Ashley Burke, who’s been following the story since the earliest allegations surfaced, gives us the scoop on the independent review into the claims of toxic workplace under Julie Payette. I am so disappointed that someone I respected could be capable of such abuse and mismanagement. CBC
Ian Austen: Canada’s Governor General resigns amid reports of a toxic workplace. The New York Times
Moonscapes. Dr. Noah Petro, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team, NASA Goddard
Astronomical records in trees. SciShow Space
Damian Carrington reveals that electric car batteries with five-minute charging times have been produced. The Guardian
Sneaky ways green chemistry is making our world safer. SciShow
Olga R. Rodriguez reports that the monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction. Associated Press
There’s so much we got wrong about corals. SciShow
Natasha Daly shares joy over first White House shelter dog reflecting increasing embrace of rescue pets. National Geographic
Thanks for stopping by, and 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!