Happy equinox, to those who celebrate. Welcome fall!
It’s time to get your mental corn popping in time for the weekend.
Robin Maynard: Canadian education is steeped in anti-Black racism. The Walrus
Michelle Cyca presents the curious case of Gina Adams, “pretendian.” McLean’s
Vasilisa Stepanenko: Zelenskyy states burial site contains torture victims. Associated Press
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: a visual explainer. The International Crisis Group
Greg Allen: in a surprise, the defense rests early in the Parkland School shooting trial. GPB News
Michael Tarm and Joey Cappelletti report that R. Kelly convicted of child porn, enticing girls for sex. Associated Press
Julia Métreaux says, before long covid, there was post-polio syndrome. JSTOR Daily
New study reveals mechanism for how disease-spreading prions migrate from one species to another. Phys.org
Sanah Ahsan is a psychologist, and she believes we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health. The Guardian
Simon Lewson takes us inside the mental health crisis facing college and university students. The Walrus
Where did Mercury’s spots come from? SciShow Space
Jesus Diaz says a new satellite brighter than any star could ruin the night sky. Fast Company
Will Sullivan: scientists discover planet with the potential to support life. The Smithsonian Magazine
Hannah Devlin reports that Saturn’s rings could be the result of a moon that strayed too close. The Guardian
Connie Lin explains why Changesite-(Y) could fuel a goldrush for lunar mining. Fast Company
Wyatte Grantham-Philips reports that NASA’s Perseverance rover finds organic matter in rock samples, begging the question, did life ever exist on Mars? USA Today
Two new papers on the Fagradalsfjall eruption published in the newest issue of Nature. Institute of Earth Sciences
Bob Yirka reports that a new study of the Gough map shows what might be the lost islands of Welsh folklore. Phys.org
Laura Fletcher reveals a breakthrough discovery in carbon capture conversion for ethylene production. Phys.org
The biggest myth about climate change. Be Smart
Chinese researchers test maglev cars. The Byte | Futurism
Ian Rose tells a precautionary tale. JSTOR Daily
Adele Peters: a NASA scientist designed a platform to track the carbon in every tree on the planet. Fast Company
Conifer communication is complex and can be altered by air pollution. The University of Eastern Finland
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