How’s your week going? Ready to get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend? Let’s go!
Scott Neuman shares three things to know about Black History Month. NPR
What is Juneteenth and why is it important? Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio. TED-Ed
Joanna Lonsdale and Jane Downs reveal the lost history of Tynemouth’s Holocaust safe home for girls. BBC
This injectable biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out. UC San Diego
Jadine Ngan explains why we made fewer memories during the pandemic. The Walrus
Fred Lewsey reports that tuning into brainwaves speeds learning in adults. University of Cambridge
Katina Bajaj says that our brains aren’t meant to work at optimal efficiency. Here’s how to offload your thoughts. Fast Company
Julia Métraux: how did Amy Robsart die? Fertile ground for an Elizabethan mystery 😉 JSTOR Daily
Emily Zarevich introduces us to Elizabeth Siddall, the real life “Ophelia.” JSTOR Daily
Jane Draycott introduces us to the other Cleopatra. Aeon
Alexandra Witze wonders, will an artificial intelligence discover alien life? SETI utilizes AI. The picture of ET is a little condescending and, as my spouse reminds me, what everyone’s calling AI is actually an expert system. Nature
Joey Roulette explains what to expect during the green comet’s encounter with Earth. Reuters
Will Dunham: astronomers document a not-so-super supernova in the Milky Way. Reuters
Becky Ferreira reports that archaeologists discover 1.2-million-year-old workshop in mind blowing find. Motherboard | Vice
Oliver Milman reports that US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically. The Guardian
True facts: the smartest slime. Ze Frank
UK to restore swathes of wildlife habitat and provide a home for hedgehogs. Reuters
Charlotte Hilton Anderson list 28 ways your pet says, “I love you.” Reader’s Digest
Do all animals play? Be Smart
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