A fairly substantial batch of thoughty links to get your mental corn popping this week.
The BBC shares the latest in the Sudan crisis: the African Union suspends Sudan’s membership.
Richard Nieva reports that YouTube will ban supremacist and hoax videos in tougher hate speech policy. CNet
Denise Brodey: how one billion disabled people hit the business radar. Forbes
Liza Gross wonders, can efforts to bottle MDMA’s magic transform psychiatry? The Verge
Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall say that work-life balance is a myth. Here’s what they recommend instead. Time
Knvul Sheikh: creative types reserve a special corner of the brain for dreaming big. Scientific American
Matt Reynolds: the natural genius of ants is helping us build better algorithms. Wired
Verge Science tries to decipher ratspeak with DeepSqueak.
Robert Macfarlane takes us into the invisible city beneath Paris. The New Yorker
Franchesca Street takes us on a tour of abandoned sacred places around the world. CNN
The BBC reports on the long-lost Lewis Chessman found in Edinburgh family’s drawer.
Mara Johnson-Groh looks at how art advances astronomy. UnDark
SciShow Space news introduces us to the forbidden planet and new ways to produce oxygen in space.
Andrew Zaleski: urban forests are dying, but Baltimore shows us how to bring them back. Popular Science
Emma Stevens sings “Blackbird” in Mi’kmaq (yes, even Sir Paul himself made a thing about this performance).
Thanks for stopping by and, until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!