Just a few thoughty links to get your mental corn popping. We’re starting off the year … gently.
Kyle Dickman examines how Baldomero Olivera is finding opioid alternatives in cone snail stings. Popular Science
Luke O’Neil revisits “Earthrise” at 50: the photo that changed how we see ourselves. The Guardian
Andrew Fazekas lists the top astronomical events in 2019. National Geographic
Marcelo Duhalde: for Forbidden City concubines in imperial China, beauty was more a curse than a blessing. South China Morning Post
Mack Lamoureux considers the strange case of the Antarctic researcher who allegedly attacked a colleague because he wouldn’t stop spoiling novels. “The two researchers were spending time at the Bellingshausen station for about half a year before Savitsky allegedly went all stabby.” Vice
I hope you found something to inspire your creative efforts.
Come back on the weekend for my next chapter update and 2018 wrap-up post.
Be well until then.