Here are a few links to get your mental corn popping!
Alana Ketler: doctors explain how hiking changes our brains. Collective Evolution
Krista Langlois: why scientists are starting to care about cultures that talk to whales. Smithsonian Magazine
Patricia Emonds: these twins, one black and one white, will make you rethink race. I know NG has received a lot of “too little, too late” criticism about this issue, but the article is interesting. National Geographic
Watch NASA’s 4K tour of the moon. Goddard Observatory
And, because Jupiter, an infrared fly by of Jupiter’s north Pole. NASA
Florence + The Machine – Sky full of song.
I hope you have a grand Friday and a fabulous weekend.
Be well until next Tipsday!
Here is your Thoughty for the week.
Colin Gautrey writes about women and bullying for Learn to Influence.
48 things women hear in a lifetime that men don’t:
The Ross Spiral Curriculum. This is kind of mind-blowing.
Emily Hill explores the world of Maori tattooing, or moko, for Wanderlust.
John Hooper unravels the history of the Etruscans for The Guardian.
Phil Plait shares his video of the moon occulting Venus on Slate. Beautiful.
Watch whales swim under the northern lights on NBC News.
Ethnobeat Irkusk percussion groups plays the Baikal Ice.
Story Travelers take a road trip across the UNESCO world heritage sites of Ireland.
Disturbed covers Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Shivers. Rock ‘n’ Roll World Magazine.
It’s kawaii time!
Animals who think they’re puppies:
Hope you enjoyed your edutainment!
See you Saturday for more CanCon 2015 reportage 🙂
An interesting mixed bag this week.
How science helped to swing the Canadian election. The Guardian.
Michael Kimmel explains why gender equality is good for everyone, even men. TED Talks.
Shirley Cheechoo makes Brock University history. The Brock News.
Why blacks have Irish last names. Note: It was pointed out to me that there is a difference between indentured servitude and slavery. Something to keep in mind as you read. I’m not looking to be inflammatory.
Care for a road trip? You should try Ireland’s wild Atlantic way. National Geographic.
Eric Barker offers three anger management tips from neuroscience. Time.
Happiness: eight awesome new facts you should know. PsyBlog.
How solitude can change your brain in profound ways. Jane Porter for Fast Company.
i09 presents the creepy world of abandoned asylums.
The teen who hacked into the CIA Director’s email explains how he did it. Wired.
What New Horizons is showing us about Pluto’s moon, Charon. Phys.org.
Jackfruit might be a meat substitute. And yes. It’s a fruit. The Business Insider.
The Issus coleoptratus is the only insect that has biological gears. The Smithsonian.
There are whales alive today that were born before Moby Dick was written. The Smithsonian.
An animal shelter on Kauai allows visitors to take dogs on day trips. This is sweet. The Los Angeles Times.
Florence + the Machine: Delilah.
Sorry to say, but Saturday posts are on hold until NaNoWriMo is over. Then, I’ll start in on the Can-con panel reportage.
In the meantime, look forward to Tipsday and Thoughty Thursday between now and then.
Have a great weekend!