It’s time, once again, to get your mental corn popping.
Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Justice served. CBC
Vanessa Romo: Ma’Khia Bryant shot by Columbus police. NPR
Aymann Ismail says, there’s a reason this keeps happening in Minnesota. Slate
Frederick Joseph: the fact that the officer who shot Daunte Wright is a white woman matters. White supremacy isn’t just about white men. Cosmopolitan
Mitch Dudek: Adam Toledo remembered as a kid with a big imagination and an affinity for shows about zombies. Chicago Sun Times
Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone: the US has reported at least 50 mass shootings since Atlanta. CNN
Robert P Baird examines the invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea. The Guardian
Lauren Frayer relates how India went from a ray of hope to a world record for the most covid cases in a single day. NPR
Gina Kolato explains how Kati Kariko helped shield the world from coronavirus. The New York Times
David Treuer says, return national parks to the tribes. The Atlantic
How ocean currents work (and how we’re breaking them). It’s okay to be smart
Emma Newburger: here’s what countries pledged at Biden’s global climate summit. NBC
Molly Taft presents the history of Earth Day, from radical roots to elementary school classrooms. Teen Vogue
$20 million in NOSM money in jeopardy because of Laurentian insolvency, med school dean says. CBC
Angela Gemmill reports that the Laurentian University financial crisis is not typical of other northeastern Ontario post-secondary institutions. CBC
Ingenuity takes flight! NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
And then, the Perseverance rover extracts first oxygen from Mars. NASA
Nadia Drake: SpaceX launch kicks off regular commercial flights into orbit. National Geographic
New warp drive possibilities. PBS Space Time
Nikk Ogasa reports that nuclear fallout is showing up in honey decades after bomb tests. Poor bees! Science
Marie M. Daly, the unsung hero behind the building blocks of DNA. SciShow
Kara McKenna: how Canada is trying to protect its last three spotted owls. The Guardian
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
This weekend, I hope to post my monthly next chapter update.
Until then, be well and stay safe!