As you prepare for the coming weekend, don’t forget to get your mental corn popping.
Laila El Mugammar announces that an emotional documentary about Canada’s legendary Black cowboy is streaming free now. Chatelaine
Samantha Kubota reports that the brand formerly known as Aunt Jemima reveals new name. NBC News
Azi Paybarah: KKK member who drove into BLM protesters gets more than three years in prison. The New York Times
Emotional intelligence, racial stereotypes, and the politics of emotional expression | Khadija Mbowe
Michele Debczak: new spacecraft named after Katherine Johnson honors the pioneering NASA mathematician. Mental Floss
How did the Milky Way get its spiral? SciShow Space
WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from Wuhan lab. CBC
Micheleen Doucleff: extraordinary patient offers surprising clues to coronavirus variants. NPR
Jaclyn Diaz reports that a second person dies of Ebola in the Congo, marking the virus’s return. NPR
Jason Slotkin: tens of thousands rally in Myanmar, protesting military coup. NPR
Eric Levenson, Stephanie Becker, and Dan Simon report that the rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay area prompts new special response unit. CNN
Leah Brennan and Josh LaBella report that a Yale graduate student identified as the victim of Saturday’s fatal shooting in New Haven. New Haven Register
Michelle Ghoussoub announces that women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul released after 1,001 days in Saudi prison. CBC
Oliver Milman shares that air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers. The Guardian
Sharon J. Riley explains how a public uprising caused a province built on fossil fuels to reverse course on coal mining. The Narwhal
Sandy Schaeffer compiles all the Joss Whedon abuse and misconduct allegations. #metoo ScreenRant
Deiter Buse: now is the time to ask what you can do for Laurentian. The Sudbury Star
Health Sciences North faces lawsuit over misread breast imaging results. CBC
Why you read slower as you age. SciShow Psych
Brenda Knowles examines imposter syndrome and how it can be a blessing in disguise. Space2Live
Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales. Aljazeera
Listen to the sweet, soft warble common ravens sing to their partners. Audubon
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
Thoughty Thursday’s here with a mixed bag of edutainment to get your mental corn popping!
Jamie Shreeve: if life exists beyond Earth, how do we find it? National Geographic
SciShow reveals what scientists have discovered to date about Stonehenge—and how much more remains to be learned.
Sharanya Deepak investigates how climate change has put Kashmir’s saffron under threat. Eater
David Roberts looks at the California coalition tackling one of the hardest, unsexist aspects of climate policy. Vox
Messy Nessy Chic profiles the real ice queens: women who conquered the cold wearing corsets.
SciShow Psych looks at the enneagram personality types and the science (or lack thereof) that supports them.
Ross Andersen reveals how scientists are totally reconsidering animal cognition. The Atlantic
Last weekend, I shared a picture of two pileated woodpeckers dancing around a tree trunk on social media. This is what they were up to 😉
Sarah Zhang figures out why we think cats are psychopaths. It’s just “resting cat face.” The Atlantic
True facts about the lemur. Ze Frank. Man, I’ve missed these!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something inspiring in thoughty Thursday.
This weekend, I’ll be posting my monthly next chapter update.
Until then, be well, my friends.
It’s time to get your mental corn popping!
Jessica Stewart shares the unromantic origins of Valentine’s Day. My Modern Met
Kevin Munger: emotional burnout is fueled by envy. It’s focused on Millennial burnout, but I think there’s something for most readers in the social media obsessed age. The Outline
SciShow Psych: you’re probably more likable than you think you are.
It’s okay to be smart brings the impossible hugeness of deep time down to (reasonable) size with string.
Matt Williams considers how big a generation ship have to be to keep a crew of 500 alive for the journey to another star. Universe Today
Szabolcs Nagy captures an extremely good ISS transit of the moon. Space Station Guys
Kevin Gill posts this fly-by of Europa.
Michael Greshko: the Mars Opportunity rover is dead. Here’s what it gave mankind. National Geographic
Charlotte Higgins examines the battle for the future of Stonehenge. The Guardian
Shoshi Parks shares in the quest for Gamalost cheese, Norway’s “Viking Viagra.” Munchies
BBC design looks at the homes of the future. They almost build themselves!
Bryan Armen Graham checks in with Jerry Grymek, dog concierge for the Westminster Dog Show. Then, he profiles the wire fox terrier who won best in show. The Guardian
For your puppy-loving pleasure: Purin, the super beagle.
And that was thoughty Thursday.
Until next week, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories 🙂
Once again, IFLS seems to have taken over Thoughty Thursday. I guess I really do fucking love science 😉
Most undergraduates are now being taught by poorly-paid, part-timers. CBC.
Ten surprising benefits of Earl Grey tea. Lifehack.
The Earth’s new address: planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea. IFLS.
Ten myths about space we need to bust. IFLS.
Underground map reveals the secrets of Stonehenge and nearby “superhenge.” IFLS.
Less than 1% of Sweden’s trash ends up in landfills. We should all aim for this! IFLS.
Your blood type could affect your memory. IFLS.
Tor.com. Improved methods identify half of Viking warriors as women. Are we surprised?
The Daily Mail: how DNA evidence helped track down the identity of Jack the Ripper.
How to stop your brain from hijacking your goals. IttyBiz.
Vi Hart. They became what they beheld: medium, message, and YouTubery.
Thirty old, but useful, names for parts of the body. Mental Floss.
Don’t you just feel like this every Monday morning?
This young pug loves his ball pit.
32 animals being total jerks. Diply.
Hope you thought thoughts, and laughed laughs 🙂
See you Saturday!