It’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Jamie Carter offers a skywatcher’s guide to 2020. Forbes
Caleb Scharf wonders if we’re alone in a crowded Milky Way. Scientific American
Joe explains the benefits of launching rockets from the moon. It’s okay to be smart
Physics Girl shares part three of her visit to CERN.
Shayla Love: how long is right now? Fave bit: physics says “right now” may be an illusion … that’s not to say we should all become chrono-nihilists … Vice
The MIT Technology Review considers how a virtual version of da Vinci’s glass orb helps explain its weirdness.
Mike Cannon-Brookes: how to harness imposter syndrome for the greater good. TED Talks
James Hamblin says, your bedroom is too hot. Get your mind out of the gutter! The Atlantic
Darryl Fears: on land, Australia’s rising heat is “apocalyptic.” In the ocean, it’s worse. The Washington Post
Thanks for stopping by. I hope something here inspires your next creative project.
Until tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!
At this moment, I’m somewhere over the Atlantic (I hope) on my way to Hamburg via Reykjavik. And so , yes, this will be your last dose of thoughty for a few weeks.
The CBC takes a look at how the Phoenix debacle has affected Sudbury’s public servants.
Melanie Lefebvre: it’s not my job to teach you about Indigenous people. The Walrus
Yvette Brend explains how Indigenous fire wisdom is the key to megafire prevention. CBC
Willie Drye reports that Blackbeard’s ship is now confirmed to be off North Carolina’s coast. National Geographic
Tom Spender: teleportation of photons today, humans tomorrow? BBC
SciShow: CERN’s new particle and the oldest form of (animal) life.
Brenda Knowles offers some tips for coping with social anxiety and how to build resilience. Space2Live
Mark Brown: report reveals that the arts help in recovery from mental illness. The Guardian
Peter Dinklage – light up the night
Emily Reynolds reports on ravens and their theory of mind. Wired
Bored Panda lists 50 of the happiest dog memes ever.
I hope to be back on the blogging horse on the weekend of August 19 with a post about the Writing Excuses cruise.
Be well until my return.
It’s time to pop that mental corn, people.
In the war between Baby Boomers and Millennials, we’ve forgotten the hard-working, hard-playing Generation X. Um, no. We haven’t. Interesting article nonetheless. David Barnett for The Independent.
Jon Brooks: Girl? Boy? Both? Neither? A new generation overthrows gender. KQED Science
How slavery changed the DNA of African Americans. Michael White for the Pacific Standard.
Sarah Dziedzic discusses African-Canadian history with Cheryl Foggo. Canadian Living
Tristan Hopper recounts how smallpox decimated BC. The National Post
Bruce Kasanoff: intuition is the highest form of intelligence. Forbes
Anna Lovind: what if you’re on the wrong train?
I love language, and so, when I saw this article on Queens, the linguistic hub of the world, I had to share. Thanks, Lori. You always post teh awesome. Gus Lubin for The Business Insider.
This makes me sad, though. Kat Eschner: four things that happen when a language dies. The Smithsonian Magazine
Elizabeth Kolbert writes about why facts don’t change our minds. The New Yorker
Phil Plait: SpaceX nails the landing after an historic launch. Blastr
Umir Abrar is slightly embarrassed. A giant, dark galaxy is orbiting ours, but astronomers just noticed it. Physics Astronomy
Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting around a nearby (relatively speaking) star. Phil Plait for Blastr.
NASA presents a celebration of clouds.
Brian Cox explains how the Large Hadron Collider disproves the existence of ghosts. BBC
Healthy Holistic Living shows you how to make a bee waterer to help support pollinating insects 🙂
Lauren Cassani Davis: horses can read human facial expressions (more than dogs or chimpanzees). The Atlantic
Moby just released four hours of free music composed for yoga and meditation. Educate Inspire Change
Imogen Heap – Run-time.
I hope you’ve got some good ideas to fuel you through the week.
See you Saturday for my February 2017 update 🙂
Be well until then!