As we say farewell to September, fortify yourself for the last quarter of the year by getting your mental corn popping 🙂
Janelle Griffith: ex-Minneapolis police office sentenced to three years in George Floyd’s murder. NBC News
Erin Doherty: Cambridge joins elite universities grappling with ties to slavery. Axios
Erin Doherty reports that another nuclear power plant is at risk from Russian missiles. Axios
Karl Ritter: Putin issues partial military call-up, risking protests. Associated Press
Kim Fahner says Laurentian must rebuild, appeal to a variety of students. The Sudbury Star
The sharp axe method. Struthless
Theresa Massony says six planets are retrograde right now, which explains everything. Pop Sugar
Lori Cuthbert explains why the autumn equinox ushers in fall. National Geographic
Emily Zarevich introduces us to the lady who might have been Queen of England. JSTOR Daily
Rachel E. Gross: “feminist science” is not an oxymoron. Slate
Marshall Sheppard shares lessons from a mermaid about representation in science and engineering. Forbes
Mitochondia are the powerhouses of … Alzheimer’s? SciShow
Leila Gray take us beyond AlphaFold: AI excels at creating new proteins. University of Washington (UW) Medicine
Moss repair team also works in humans. Potential progress for the treatment of hereditary diseases. University of Bonn
Nina Bai announces that Emmanuel Mignot wins Breakthrough Prize for discovering the cause of narcolepsy. Stanford Medicine
New and ancient lessons from lunar eclipses. SciShow Space
NASA’s InSight “hears” its first meteoroid impacts on Mars. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Lea: JWST’s first images of Mars reveal atmospheric secrets. Space.com
Laura Betz, Hannah Braun, and Christine Pulliam: new Webb image captures the clearest view of Neptune’s rings in decades. NASA
Grace Ebert: a rare glimpse of Comet Leonard’s last moments wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. And the runners up aren’t bad, either. This is Colossal
Why it took 200,000 years to invent the wheel. Answer in Progress
Jesus Diaz says this new wind turbine concept isn’t like any we’ve seen before. Fast Company
Check out Audubon’s new Bird Migration Explorer! I could get lost in this for HOURS.
Rivka Galchen: peak cuteness and other revelations from the science of puppies. The New Yorker
Thanks for visiting! I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
I should be posting my next chapter update for September this weekend.
Until then, keep staying safe and well!