Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, Aug 19-25, 2018

Just a little thoughty this week.

Alexandra Hansen: is it possible to catch up on sleep? Yes and no. Quartzy

What if solar energy was as easy as pressing “print”? PBS Reinventors

 

Mary Halton interviews Farah Alibay: when flying to Mars is your day job. BBC

Green Porno: the mantis with Isabella Rossellini (!)

 

True facts about the aye aye. Ze Frank

 

Hope something in this odd mix popped your mental corn.

Be well until the weekend and my next chapter update for August.

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Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, March 6-12, 2016

A few videos, some abandoned (and recovered) places, a bit of science, and some feels. Enjoy!

Susan Engel believes that joy is a subject schools lack. The Atlantic.

Reshma Saujani’s TED talk: Teach girls bravery, not perfection.

Caitlin Moran lists 12 things about being a woman that women won’t tell you. Esquire. Funny and true 🙂

Justin Trudeau: Gender equality is an opportunity, not a threat. The Globe and Mail.

Finland’s parliament: pioneer of gender equality. This is Finland.

Converted church—including graveyard—for sale as family home. Would you? If I had the money, I certainly would!

This 300 year old house has been completely renovated. Bright Side.

The Daily Mail shares these amazing pictures of a secret underground WWI hospital.

Francine Christophe: Human.

 

Scientists studying the DNA of ancient Europeans find evidence of a major population upheaval at the end of the last Ice Age. Doug Bolton for The Independent.

Another fast radio burst update from Phil Plait. Slate.

How do we know global warming is real? Phil Plait recommends a Tamino blog post that does a really good job answering that question. Slate.

Solar energy product rolls out like a carpet. Inhabitat.

To get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s part one of the National Film Board’s The Fairy Faith. Bailey Cotton.

 

For the feels. Eric and Peety, a mutual rescue story.

 

See you on Saturday!

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Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, Jan 25-31, 2015

It’s provincial by-election day here in the Sudz. Lot’s of controversy flying about lately. We’ll see what the people decide.

Fast Company makes the case for treadmill desks.

The ideal work schedule as determined by circadian rhythms. The Harvard Business Review. Like my employer would ever let us do that!

Time really is relative. It slows when we’re afraid, speeds up as we age, and gets warped when we’re on vacation. Brainpickings.

What would it look like if the world’s wealth was divided equally among all the world’s people? Thanks to the Observation Deck, now you know.

Another reason to unplug for a while: it turns out that you have to be bored to get creative. The Next Web.

The time to talk about end-of-life issues is now. The Atlantic.

It’s Okay to be Smart discusses five (plus one) weird involuntary behaviours:

 

Ever wonder what the underside of an iceberg looks like? You’re welcome. IFLS.

What this mega solar farm means for the future of clean energy. GigaOm.

From Quarks to Quasars introduces us to “Super Saturn,” the planet with a huge-normous ring system.

What can these ancient planets tell us about the possible civilizations in their pasts? i09.

The Telegraph offers photos of 17 haunting Holocaust memorials.

“Let’s go fly a drone over Auschwitz,” said one clever BBC cameraman. World.Mic

The lost and abandoned places theme continues this week with England’s abandoned theme parks. BBC News.

What happens to all the fish trapped in a flooded and then abandoned mall in Bankok? A friend suggested eels might be more numerous than the fish (!) Gizmodo.

Would you spend a year in the woods to create art? A friend commented that this was distinctively Blair Witch-y. I agree, but it’s awesome nonetheless. BoredPanda.

Lindsay Stirling covers Senbonzakura:

 

Could you imagine trying to feed this pack of Samoyeds in a non-chaotic manner? Forget them, what about trying to feed yourself with all those hungry puppy eyes watching you?

Getting all thoughty all over your Thursday 🙂

Guess what? TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!

Let the dancing begin.

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Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz June 22-28, 2014

Another thoughty week runs the gamut from the sublime to the absurd. Just for you, my thoughty friends 🙂

This is from the learning and development side of my life, but, I figured, why not share the love? The social learning blog offers 22 free elearning and graphic design resources.

Author Media created this infographic that gives you ALL the sizes for all images on the most popular social media. Cheat sheet? AWESOME!

New technology for books! Check out the booktrack. Posted by Laurence MacNaughton on Jane Friedman’s blog.

All work and no play makes Johnny . . . crazy? Watch this TED talk and see what you think:

 

Five ways animals suffer from mental illness from ted.ideas.com. Phil and I have always been convinced we raise neurotic pets . . .

From the Telegraph: phobias may be memories passed down in our genes from our ancestors. Whoa, dude.

Brainpickings presents the theology of rest. “Rest, instead of being something passive, is actually an act of resistance.”

Try the Celtic version of the zodiac. The Celtic tree calendar from Irish Central.

A literary travel guide to the UK from ShortList.

Ted.ideas.com asks which country does the most good for the planet?

Six sites gain world heritage site status. Discovery news.

How much room would we need to supply the entire world with solar energy? I Fucking Love Science has the scoop.

Have a closer look at Europa with National Geographic. I love Europa. Wrote a poem about her once 🙂

The Atlantic present more of the entrants in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

Love pugs? How about Game of Thrones? A couple of creative souls decided to put the two together and this is what they came up with:

 

HelloGiggles brings us an ode to sloths.

Wired’s absurd creature of the week: the assassin bug. More like creepy creature. Gives me the wiggins.

The truth about public toilet seats from Lifehacker.

And now that you’re suitably grossed out, I shall bid thee adieu!

The best in edutainment. Nothing’s too good for my writerly friends 🙂

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