It is time, once again, to get your mental corn popping (i.e., make weird mental connections that give you all kinds of great ideas for creative works)!
Erin Blakemore explains the origins of African American studies. National Geographic
Daryle Williams and Kristina E. Poznan are using data to discover and explore the stories of enslaved people. JSTOR Daily
Ashawnta Jackson is keeping scores: unearthing the works of Black women composers. JSTOR Daily
Anne Trafton: ingestible sensor could help doctors pinpoint gastrointestinal issues. MIT News
Christina Szalinski says the antibodies from camels and sharks could change medicine. Knowable Magazine
The dark room where science was invented. Be Smart
Ivan Semeniuk reports that the meeting of Venus and Jupiter under spectacular view of the moon offer reminder of space missions to come. The Globe and Mail
Ryan Jackson embarks on a scientific investigation of “The Last of Us” fungal pandemic. CNet
Beth Betkowski wonders, do trees really “talk” to each other through underground fungal networks? The “wood-wide web” contested. The University of Alberta
Dyani Lewis reports that sea life bounced back fast after “the mother of mass extinctions.” Nature
Krisztina Feyno: Hungarian research explores why your dog is prone to howling. Reuters
Sean Wetselaar says we own more dogs than ever before. We didn’t think it through. The Walrus
Thanks for spending some time with me. I hope you took away something to inspire an future creative project.
Until my next chapter weekly update, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!