Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, Oct 19-25, 2014

Thoughty Thursday is all over the map this week. It’s just the kind of week we had, here in Canada.

This was the big news in Canada last week: The lone gunman who attacked Parliament Hill. CBC News.

Mother Jones on how we did with the reporting of the incident.

Our heroes:

Nathan Cirillo The Toronto Star

Patrice Vincent CBC

Kevin Vickers CBC


 

You are your own damned permission slip. This post is one of the reasons I love Justine Musk. You go girl. Hell, I go, too!

I don’t even . . . Why are people making such a fuss about Renee Zellweger’s new look? Plastic surgery shaming? WTF?

Your brain on dreams, with Michio Kaku. I love this dude. Big Think.

End the stigma surrounding mental illness.

 

The Business Insider posts 20 tips for sitting at your desk without hurting your back. I had an ergonomic assessment at work a few weeks ago and the video aligns perfectly with what I was told.

Fibromyalgia isn’t “all in the head.” The Liberty Voice.

The Cryptik Movement speaks about the consciousness of trees. This is really something.

I’m not afraid of spiders, but the Goliath bird-eating spider makes me shudder. IFLS.

The tagline heading around with this next IFLS feature was, the Scottish invented sex! A Scottish fish, that is 🙂

The strange beauty of the deep ocean. IFLS.

Are we getting closer to a green energy breakthrough? IFLS.

A working hover board? Back to the future! IFLS.

The real cyborgs: where wearable technology is taking us. The Telegraph.

Lindsey Stirling does a steampunk western video for Roundtable Rival.

 

Sadness, now. Photographer says goodbye to her beloved pooch after sixteen years.

See you Saturday with more WWC 2014 reportage (I hope).

Thoughty Thursday

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Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz March 9-15, 2014

Thoughty ThursdayJust so you’ll have this straight, Tipsday is for writing-related finds and Thoughty Thursday will be for other interesting stuff. It’ll be a mix of science articles, health articles, and other stuff that might be cool for inspiration or research. Info of the public service announcement variety may appear here as well (I have my causes). Occasionally, there might be a music or other fun video in there, ‘cause you know, we all love the YouTube 😉

Oh, and BTW, happy spring, though up here in Sudbury, we’ve just had 10-15 cm of snow 😦 This is what the first day of spring looks like up here:

 

First day of spring in Sudbury

So here we go in 3, 2, 1—

Otters are bad-ass:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140306-otter-alligator-florida-predator-photos-wildlife/

David Brin shared this next amazing blog post and video.

Mr. Science, A.K.A. the hubbie, informs me that the ribosome moves around far more chaotically, directed by something called Brownian motion and bumps into the transfer molecules until it finds the one it needs for the sequence.

Still, this is supposed to be “real time,” so imagine how quickly everything is moving about in the stew that is you 😉

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/03/04/285414954/watch-and-be-amazed-by-the-machinery-of-life

I love genetics.

One of the places I’d love to spend a month in someday. ‘Twas a lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day.

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/travel/Stunning-travel-video-of-7-Days-in-Ireland.html

Clara Hughes, multi-Olympic gold medal winner in both summer and winter Olympics embarks on her latest journey to bring awareness to the issue of mental health. I admire this woman so much.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/14/claras-big-ride/

The overwhelmed employee is foreseen as one of the new crises of the modern workplace. This is hard, researchy stuff, but it’s actually pretty fascinating. From the day-job file.

http://dupress.com/periodical/trends/global-human-capital-trends-2014

The health hazards of sitting. I’m still researching a reasonably-priced standing desk solution for my office.

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/

Felicia Day tweeted something. And then she had to write this post.

http://thisfeliciaday.tumblr.com/post/79718617942/tiger-lily-doesnt-equal-human-torch-plus-a-very-long

And this was just fun. Ooh-la-la!

The Benny Hill soundtrack just makes this one shine. Oh, no, he di’n’t!

http://blog.petflow.com/this-dog-is-not-allowed-on-the-bed-this-is-what-he-does-when-his-owners-are-away-hilarious/

Until next week, my wise and witty friends!