I hope something in this mess gets your mental corn popping 🙂
Pete Mohrbacher has been painting surrealist angels since 2004. I would plaster the house with his work if I could. Angelarium.
Lori Dorn shares a documentary about M.C. Escher. Laughing Squid
Joel Levy shares some vintage photographs of the Toronto Islands. Toronto Guardian
Teodora Zareva: Disney is fulfilling on of Nicola Tesla’s dreams. Big Think
Matt Simon covers the revelation of the crazy-tough water bear’s secret. Wired
Phil Plait reacquaints himself with an old friend that has a new mystery. Is it a planet, or a star? Blastr
Then, a three billion solar mass black hole rockets out of a galaxy at eight billion kilometres and hour. Blastr
Umir Abrar: the big bang isn’t the beginning of our universe—it’s the ending of something else. Physics-Astronomy
Gobblynne provides a great reminder and lovely interpretation of the two wolves mindfulness parable. Vimeo
Tom Jacobs thinks America needs a crash course in critical thinking. I think everyone, everywhere, could use a primer. Pacific Standard
Ever twist yourself into philosophical knots wondering about the nature of reality? That’s okay, Professor Donald H. Hoffman says it probably doesn’t matter because living in a constructed fantasy world is the thing that allows us to survive. Robby Berman for Big Think.
Tori Rodriguez reveals that negative emotions are key to your wellbeing. Scientific American
Lee Suckling lists twelve signs that you may be an extroverted introvert. Stuff
Vicki Hall reports on Clara Hughes’ continuing struggle with mental illness. The National Post
Brian Resnick: if you’re not a morning person, science says you never will be. Vox
Mayim Bialik: girl vs. woman and why language matters.
Jim Moodie covers how Shannon Agowissa and Lisa Osawamick are helping to keep Sudbury’s indigenous girls and women safe. The Sudbury Star
Jimmy Thomson reports on the development of new maps that will depict the pre-colonial “Turtle Island” Canada. I’m eager to see these. CBC
Gregory D. Smithers examines the enduring legacy of the Pocahontas myth. The Atlantic
A Medieval abbey trapped by tides and time. Great Big Story
I love dance. So you think you can dance is the only reality television I watch. So this hip hop routine by Kyle Hanagami for Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You” kind of blew me away.
And that was your thoughty for the week.
See you on the weekend for my next chapter update.
Be well until then.