It’s time to bid farewell to October. Merry Samhain, to those who observe, and happy hallowe’en to everyone else 🙂
It’s time to get your mental corn popping!
Matthew Wills considers the reverse freedom rides in light of recent incidents of forced migration. JSTOR Daily
Guy Kawasaki interviews Dolly Chugh about how to drive social change. The Remarkable People Podcast
Putin tightens grip on Ukraine and Russia with martial law. Associated Press
Quiet quitting is the future of work culture. The Take
Eliza Strickland: with this bionic nose, covid survivors could smell the roses again. IEEE Spectrum
Fergus Walsh reports that BioNTech is using covid vaccine technology to crack cancer. BBC
Michelle Donovan explains how the Black Death shaped the evolution of immunity genes, setting the course for how we respond to disease today. Brighter World | McMaster University
Wyn Reynolds: DNA gives colloidal crystals shape-shifting and memory. Northwestern University
Sheon Han explains how to prove you know a secret without giving it away. The zero-knowledge proof. It’s a computer science thing. Quanta
Jennifer Ouellette says, “It’s the BOAT”: astronomers observe brightest of all time gamma-ray burst. Ars Technica
Elizabeth Howell: entire known universe recreated in Minecraft by an 18-year-old. Watch the video. Both insane and awesome. Space.com
Jo Marchant reveals that first known map of night sky found hidden in medieval manuscript. Nature
A resource you can lose yourself in: old maps online.
Getting into the spirit of the season, Nathan Strauss suggests 16 spooky places to visit. National Geographic
James Ashworth reports that Siberian remains could represent the first known neanderthal community. Natural History Museum
Drs. Georg Hochberg and Tobias Erb (et al.) go back to the future of photosynthesis. Max Planck Gesellschaft
Tim Vernimmen reports that the world’s biggest marine reserve seems to be doing its job. National Geographic
Thanks for stopping by. 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!