Happy Friday eve! It’s time to get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend.
Janelle Salanga: realizing inequality in news goes a lot deeper than diversity numbers. Neiman Lab
Alexandra Martinez reports that Indigenous advocates in Florida say oil drilling at Big Cypress will destroy sacred sites. Prism
Duane Brayboy: two spirits, one heart, five genders. From the archives of Indian Country Today.
Kalle Benallie announces that Dr. Chavez Lamar will be the first Native woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum. Indian Country Today
Lexi McMenamin: students walk out over covid in New York, Michigan, California, and Massachusetts. Teen Vogue
What omicron means for the future of the pandemic. SciShow
Monica Kidd reports that public health doctors have never been needed more—but the strain and burdens have never been clearer. The Toronto Star
Anna Turns explains how to clear dangerous pollutants out of your home. The Guardian
Kimi Waite says that Asian American studies is crucial for achieving climate solutions. Ms. Magazine
Why it took so long to launch the James Webb Space Telescope. SciShow Space
Olivia Box figures out what’s in an ice core? JSTOR Daily
Phoebe Weston says that if you love meat too much for veganuary, try regenuary. [To clarify, veganuary is going vegan for the month of January. Regenuary is opting into meat produced through regenerative farming for the first month of the year.] The Guardian
Discover khipu, the ancient Incan record and writing system made entirely of knots. Open Culture
Sarah Cascone: archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000-year-old board game. Now they just have to figure out the rules. Artnet News
Ashawnta Jackson considers creating the musical canon. JSTOR Daily
Ena Alvarado introduces us to Julian of Norwich, Anchoress and mystic. JSTOR Daily
Philip Hoare: seeing 1,000 glorious fin whales back from the brink of extinction is a rare glimmer of hope. The Guardian
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