Happy Friday eve 🙂 Fortify yourself for the weekend to come by getting your mental corn popping.
Brakkton Booker reports that Amy Cooper, better known as the Central Park Karen, has her charge dismissed. NPR
Taylor Moore profiles the Chicago plant that sparked a hunger strike amid environmental racism claims. The Guardian
Melissa Quinn: NAACP and Democratic congressman sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol assault. It ain’t over yet. CBS News
‘Dark’ origins, decentering romantic relationships, & my best & worst Valentines Day | Khadija Mbowe
Ellen Feingold says, a Harriet Tubman $20 is just the beginning. Politico
Jenna Kunze wants you to meet the Inuk woman giving youth daily “reasons to stay alive” through social media. Native News Online
Terry Gross: almost a year into the pandemic, working moms feel forgotten. NPR
Ian Austen reports that delays turn Canada’s vaccination optimism into anxiety. The New York Times
Brooks Fallis: Canada is sleepwalking into a third wave, and it could be the worst one yet. What have I been saying? The Globe and Mail
Sean Davidson reports that Ontario moves 27 regions from stay-at-home order to reopening framework effective Feb 16. CTV News
Steve Almasy, Jason Hanna, and Madeline Holcomb: officials slam grid operator as dark comes and millions go without power. CNN
Oliver Milman: heating arctic may be to blame for the snowstorms in Texas, scientists argue. The Guardian
Experts identify a variety of cotoneaster that absorbs roadside pollution. The Guardian
Ashley Strickland reports that the Perseverance rover (Percy) has successfully landed on Mars and sent back its first images. CNN
Joe Hanson (channels the Smiths): when is now? It’s okay to be smart *For more on this, read Dean Buonomano’s Your Brain is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time
Emma Taggart: photographers gain access to a traditional African village where every home is a work of art. My Modern Met
Mead Gruver introduces us to Elizabeth Ann, the black-footed ferret cloned from 30-year-old DNA. Associated Press
Richard Luscombe shares video of nearly 200 manatees basking in the shallows with frolicking dolphins. Because peace and joy. The Guardian
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