It’s time to get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend.
Jelani Cobb: justice for Ahmaud Arbery. The New Yorker
Vanessa Romo, Becky Sullivan, and Joe Hernandez report on the conviction of the officer responsible for Daunte Wright’s death. (Dec. 23, 2021) NPR
Brett Forester and Fraser Needham report that Canada and First Nations report details of $40 billion draft deals to settle child welfare claims. It’s the biggest settlement in Canadian history. This is what the Feds were doing when they appealed to the HRC last year. You’d think they’d just come out and say they were aiming to provide a bigger payout, no? APTN News
Ryan Patrick Jones: Ontario’s new pandemic strategy risks “out of control” transmission, epidemiologists warn. CBC
Sharon Guynup: can covid-19 change your personality? Here’s what the brain research shows. National Geographic
Gavin Francis says, “We need to respect the process of healing.” A GP comments on the overlooked process of recovery. The Guardian
Jodi McIsaac relates her fumbling attempt to reconnect with the child she gave away. The Globe and Mail
Your brain once had a superpower. Could you get it back? SciShow
Cal Newport says that it’s time to embrace slow productivity. We need fewer things to work on, starting now. The New Yorker
S. Mitra Kalita lists three New Year’s resolutions for employers right now. Charter Works
Lauren Grush reports that NASA successfully deploys complex sunshield on James Webb Space Telescope. The Verge
Sidney Perkowitz introduces eight women astronomers you should know. JSTOR Daily
Jonathan O’Callaghan: graphene loophole could provide “clean and limitless” energy in the future. ILFS
We’re drowning in plastic pollution. Can we actually fix it? Be Smart
Nicola Davis reports that dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns. The Guardian
Carol Mithers: the veterinarian brings his healing presence to pets of the unhoused. The Smithsonian Magazine
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