Here are a few links to get your mental corn popping.
Steve LeVine shows us the state of current space exploration efforts worldwide: the new global race to space. Axios
SciShow Space News covers the potential discovery of the first exomoon and ice blades on Europa.
Diane Selkirk encounters North America’s nearly forgotten language. BBC
John Paul Brammer profiles eight LGBTQ+ and two-spirit Native Americans changing the world. them
Neri Oxman, working in MIT’s material ecology lab, has intrigued the likes of Björk and Brad Pitt. Penelope Green for The New York Times.
Samantha Nutt proposes the lessons women are asking men to learn. The Globe and Mail
SciShow takes a close, terrifying look at toxic shock syndrome.
I am mine. This is what Alzheimer’s looks like at 41. Shannon Proudfoot for McLean’s.
Jim C. Hines shares his thoughts on mental health awareness day (another post about depression).
Jenna Moreci does a special YouTube episode on mental illness, too (with bonus Cliff notes!)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something you can use in your current creative project.
Until next Tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!
Welcome to thoughty Thursday. You know what that means: tomorrow is Friday!
Jessica Bennett and Daniel Jones compile these 45 stories of sex and consent on campus. The New York Times
Megan Garber: David Foster Wallace and the dangerous romance of male genius. The Atlantic
Jim C. Hines offers some advice on setting boundaries.
Nicole Gallucci reports that ageism is becoming a major issue for corporations. The Globe and Mail
Tim Herrera lists three things that can help if you’re feeling burned out. The New York Times
Brian Resnick: 100 million Americans have chronic pain, but few use one of the best tools to treat it. Vox
SciShow Space: is there really an infinite multiverse?
Mary Schwager: new studies show humans love dogs more than other humans. I Love My Dog
This guy is a case in point. He bought 5,400 ball pit balls and made his dog the happiest dog in the world.
I hope something here got your mental corn popping.
Be well until next Tipsday!
I hope you find something that gets your mental corn popping in this small mixed bag of goodies.
Rachel Giese: why masculinity needs to be the next big conversation in the #metoo movement. Chatelaine
Dr. Brian Goldman interviews women in medicine about their experiences with sexual harassment. CBC’s White Coat, Black Art.
Sarah E. Baires: white settlers buried the truth about the Midwest’s mound cities. The Smithsonian Magazine
Matthew Schuler: why creative people sometimes make no sense. Yeah, it’s from 2013, but it’s interesting, no?
Tom Simonite reports on how an AI is being used to help stroke victims. Time is brain. Wired
Ravens are evolving, but not in the way you’d expect. Mr. Science has always told me that evolution is adaptation, but not necessarily improvement. What may be perceived as a negative, may actually be positive, though. Jason Bittel for National Geographic.
This made me happy-cry: humans reunited with dogs.
And that was Thoughty Thursday for the week.
Be well until the weekend!
Here are a few links to get your mental corn popping (making creative connections).
Anna Mehler Paperny begs your attention: no, Canada does not spend more on refugees than on its seniors. It’s a big misunderstanding that needs correction. Global News
Adam Gopnik: four truths about the Florida school shooting. The New Yorker
Ed Brayton says, the problem is toxic masculinity, not mental illness. Patheos
Peter Kruger cribs from The Princess Bride. Why does the NPR station have so much propaganda against Trump? Quora
Elizabeth Chuck reports on women, harassed in medicine, await their #metoo reckoning. NBC News
Olga Khazan examines a paradox: the more gender equality, the fewer women in STEM. The Atlantic
Rachael Stephen describes the cognitive behavioural therapy method in this next instalment of her series on mental health.
Phil Plait: Osiris-X looks home from far, far away. SyFy
An amateur astronomer spots a supernova, right as it begins. Ryan F. Mandelbaum for Gizmodo.
Megan Senseney surveys hygiene practices of the middle ages. Healthy Way
Anna Lovind writes an ode to winter.
Enjoy the evocative work of women artists of the Canadian Inuit. Women Arts Blog
Chris Wright wonders, can you hack coral to save it? Outside
John Vidal: a eureka moment for the planet; we’re finally planting trees again. The Guardian
Andy Coghlan reports how trees have been seen resting their branches while they “sleep.” New Scientist
Ephrat Livni: heart of barkness. Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself, wherever you are. Quartz
Bored Panda shares Grace Gogarty’s hilarious guide to dog breeds.
Be well until the weekend.