For the last time in 2022, it’s time to get your mental corn popping!
Amy Briggs explains how an ancient revolt sparked the festival of lights. Hanukkah. National Geographic
Dedi Hayoun reports that signs of Salome, said to be nurse to baby Jesus, unearthed in Israel. Reuters
Christin Bohnke introduces us to the Onna-Bugeisha, the female samurai warriors of feudal Japan. JSTOR Daily
Why do we get embarrassed? Be Smart
Brain circuit that converts spatial goals to escape actions discovered. Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Eric Berger reports that after a long struggle with Martian dust, NASA’s InSight probe has gone quiet. Ars Technica
In conversation with Dr. Jo Barstow. Dr. Becky
Bob Yirka reveals a huge, 2,000-year-old Mayan civilization discovered in northern Guatemala. Phys.org
Jill Gralow reports that scientists freeze Great Barrier Reef coral in world-first trial. They’re preserving coral larvae in the hope of future restoration. Reuters
Jules Bernstein is decoding the secret language of photosynthesis. UC Riverside
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found something to inspire a future creative project.
I hope to have my next chapter update and year-end round up posted on the weekend.
Until then, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!