Has it been a long January week? Refresh yourself in time for the weekend by getting your mental corn popping 🙂
Nina Bai reports that nasal injections could treat long-term COVID-19-related smell loss. Stanford Medicine
Researchers identify protein that helps skin cancer spread throughout the body. Queen Mary University of London
Tony Parrottet introduces us to the misunderstood Roman empress who willed her way to the top. The Smithsonian Magazine
Aja Romano says Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky. It’s a meme disguised as superstition. Vox
Joshua Rothman: how should we think about our different styles of thinking? The New Yorker
Abelardo Riojas provides a natural language playlist that will generate a playlist you can plug into Spotify based on keywords and phrases you enter. Fun, if nothing else.
J.R. Patterson wonders, why do kids hate music lessons? The Walrus
Joni Mitchell to be first Canadian recipient of prestigious Gershwin Prize. CBC
Monica Hesse considers a woman on the moon: why has one small step taken so long? The Washington Post
Ivan Pereira reveals that a rare, green comet to pass by Earth this week. ABC News
NASA’s TESS discovers planetary system’s second Earth-sized world. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Future search for life. SciShow Space
Adam Symington presents a cool resource: mapping the world’s river basins by continent. Visual Capitalist
Bruce Bower reports that complex supply chains may have appeared more than 3,000 years ago. Science News
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
Until my next chapter weekly update, be well and stay safe; be kind and stay strong. The world needs your stories!