It’s time to get your mental corn popping, that is, to present you with some interesting stuff in the hope that the resulting creative connections will lead to your next awesome project! Yup, that’s what thoughty Thursday’s all about.
Patricia Grisafi writes about the terrible “what if”: how OCD makes every day a matter of life and death. The Guardian
Brenda Knowles wonders if solitary activities are only half-fixes for anxiety and depression. Space2Live
Your brain on caffeine with Shannon Odell. Inverse
Tom Wipple: how to edit a human. On unlocking the human genome, ethics, and CRISPR. 1843
Jason Pontin discusses the genetics (and ethics) of making humans fit for Mars. Wired
Disney princesses look more like children as the years pass. It’s not accidental. It’s all about neoteny. It’s Okay to be Smart
And, for your amusement: Ze Frank’s true facts about the dung beetle.
Be well until next tipsday!
And here’s how we get your mental corn popping 🙂
John Campo thinks it’s time to recognize mental health as essential as physical health. Stat
Emily Esfahani Smith: science says lasting relationships come down to kindness and generosity. The Atlantic
Janice Johnson reports on the assault victim who was jailed and had to wear shackles to testify. CBC
Scott Gilmore shows us the Canada most people don’t see. Maclean’s
Rise of the machines: who is “the internet of things” good for? Adam Greenfield for The Guardian.
Phil Plait: Einstein was right (again!). Astronomers watch as a star’s gravity bends light from another star. Blastr
It’s okay to be smart looks at the implications of CRISPR:
Ian Sample: the oldest homo sapiens bones ever found shake the foundations of the human story. The Guardian
Kelly Richman-Abdou looks at the ancient techniques and evolution of traditional Japanese tattoos. My Modern Met
Because this addresses Guardians of the Galaxy, volume 2, I’d normally put it in Tipsday … BUT because science is way too geeky for that!
I hope you have a few tasty ideas to take to the page.
Be well until the weekend! *waves*