We’re rounding the bend and almost to the weekend. Pour on that last bit of speed by getting your mental corn popping!
How did Al Sharpton become a joke? Princess Weekes
Yessica Fisch reports that Russia, Ukraine trade claims of nuclear plant attacks. Associated Press
Dave Lawler: Ukraine launches counteroffensive to retake Russian-occupied Kherson. Axios
Jamey Keaten and Edith M. Lederer announce that the UN cites possible crimes against humanity in China’s Xinjiang. Associated Press
Jessica Stillman explains how to spot an emotional vampire and a 5-step process to defeat one, when you do. Inc.
Dr. Patricia Lockwood: scientists pinpoint the brain area responsible for effortful helping behaviour (AKA altruism). The University of Birmingham
Bill Hathaway wonders what makes the human brain different? Yale neuroscientists reveal clues. Yale News
Stefan Van der Stigchel reveals what the science says about daydreaming and concentration. The MIT Press Reader
Guy Kawasaki interviews Fran Houser about how to kindly, gently, and powerfully embrace your work. The Remarkable People Podcast
Laura Ungar: zombie cells central to quest for active, vital old age. Associated Press
The world’s highest jumping robot. Veritasium
Tariq Malik reports that NASA calls off Artemis I moon rocket launch over engine cooling issue. Space.com
Webb inspects the heart of the phantom galaxy. The European Space Agency
Hannah Devlin reveals historic JWST images showing exoplanet in unprecedented detail. The Guardian
S.N. Johnson-Roehr: Caroline Herschel claims her comet. JSTOR Daily
The ominous reason Phobos has lines on it. SciShow Space
Mount Sinai Hospital researchers find spaceflight may be associated with DNA mutations, increased risk of heart disease, and cancer. Phys.org
Dinah Voyles Pulver: melting Greenland ice sheet will raise sea levels nearly a foot, study finds. USA Today
Leo Sands reports on the Pakistan floods: one third of the country is under water, minister says. BBC News
Abir Ahmar: parched UAE turns to science to squeeze more rainfall from clouds. Reuters
Sarah Keartes explains how giant isopods got supersized. Hakai Magazine
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