It’s time to get your mental corn popping. It’s also time to celebrate the coming weekend—happy Friday eve!
Brigit Katz: “David and Goliath” was once attributed to Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri, but it was actually painted by Artemisia Gentileschi. The Smithsonian Magazine
Priyanka Borpujari uncovers India’s forgotten power broker, Begum Samru. National Geographic
Eddie Linehan tells the tales of defiant Irish women in honour of International Women’s Day. A wee bit rambly, but that’s a storyteller for you 😉
Ian Hanington introduces us to the woman who discovered global warming—in 1856! The David Suzuki Foundation
Valerie Stimac tells you the best places to see the northern lights. Forbes
Aaron Kesel: physicist says parallel universes definitely exist and we may soon explore them. The Mind Unleashed
Veritasium explores the concept of many worlds with Sean Carroll.
Tesla’s solar panels a turning salt water into drinking water for 35,000 Kenyans. Return to Now
Jennifer Nalewicki explains how to surf Alaska’s bore tide. I don’t surf (and probably never will) but this is cool. The Smithsonian Magazine
Andrew Nikiforuk is talking to the botanist who talks to trees. The Tyee
AAA State of Play offers a clickable list of birds and the sounds they make.
Nara Schoenberg: near Fulton, a rare bald eagle thruple (two dads and a mom) comes together to mate and parent. The Chicago Tribune
Maddie Stone: the Great Barrier Reef is heading for a mass die-off of epic proportions. Vice
Sarah Cox: to understand BC’s push for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, think fracking, LNG Canada, and the site C dam. The Narwhale
Genevieve Carlton introduces us to meganeura, a prehistoric dragonfly with a two-foot wingspan. Ranker
Twisted Sifter shares a video that shows all the wildlife that crossed the fallen log over this stream.
Coming around to visual art again, someone created a guide on how to recognize famous artists and it’s surprisingly accurate (and funny). deMilked
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next time, be Well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.