Posts Tagged ‘science’

Friday link roundup 4/28

The complicated relationship between men and dancing. Discusses social stigma, cultural factors, and more.

Do you remember in 1997 when actress Rachel Leigh Cook did a “this is your brain on drugs” PSA? She’s back with an updated PSA about the implications of the war on drugs and race. This time, the PSA tells the story of the lives of two drug users: one who gets caught and one who doesn’t.

Musician Lorde opens up about her experience with synesthesia.

Reflections from Dr. Elaine Aron on neurodiversity and highly-sensitive people (HSPs).

NASA has made their media library more accessible to the public.

New evidence suggests that humans arrived in the Americas earlier than previously thought. 

The list of national monuments that are being reviewed (for potential reduction or elimination) by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Friday link roundup 4/14

Family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer for taking on big business.

New Mexico bans lunch-shaming for children with families who can’t afford school lunch.

What being an only child says about you according to science. This article challenges the “only children are spoiled” myth and more.

The psychological benefits of baking for others.

Some fascinating Easter traditions from around the world.

Jupiter and Saturn’s moons have the potential for supporting life.

Friday link roundup 10/14

In Arizona, drive-thru restaurant Salad and Go provides a quick and easy alternative to traditional fast food.

Ever heard someone say, “I’m being so OCD” or something along those lines? This article describes the real experiences of people living with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Women respond to men who told them to smile.

On October 13, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature. This page from The Guardian includes responses from various sources on this momentous occasion.

From Upworthy: A dad reflects on Donald Trump’s comments in a letter to his young sons, and makes powerful points about men and masculinity.

An obituary to the Great Barrier Reef has gone viral on social media channels. Scientists protest the article’s message and argue that while it is damaged and dying, it is not dead, and there could still be hope.

Friday link roundup 9/16

“Sometimes we have to start broken, but in the end you have a choice and if they can find even the smallest thing to hold on to, it will lead them out of the dark, into the light of a life they love, and is worth fighting for.” Kaiha Bertollini champions for sexual assault awareness – and her own healing from PTSD from her own assault  – through her potentially record-breaking hike on the Appalachian Trail.

6 Fascinating Facts about Dreams.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is about to open in Washington, D.C.

Why the discovery of an Earth-like planet – in a neighboring star system! – is such a big deal.

How the Veerni Institute, which was created through the partnership of a Swiss aristocrat and an Indian techie, strives to help and educate women – specifically child brides – from remote villages in India.

Director Ava DuVernay is in the process of casting a diverse cast for her film version of A Wrinkle in Time.

Friday link roundup 3/4

These articles are about people with chronic illnesses, and I think they could apply to people with other disabilities and challenges as well:
When I hear “At Least It’s Not…”  
To Anyone Who Tells People with Chronic Illnesses to “Just Think Positively”

Reducing food waste:  in Denmark, there’s a new grocery store that sells expired food at a discount.

In May, a museum dedicated to broken relationships is opening.  You can even donate your own items from past breakups to it.  This museum is based on an original museum in Croatia.  “The idea is that couples who break up will donate to the museum the things that serve as painful reminders of their former lover instead of throwing them out or destroying them.”

Through studying DNA, scientists prove that Siberians and Native Americans are related.

From the Huffington Post:  It’s Time We Start Talking About Depression like the Common Illness That It Is.

A comic illustrates why we need Women’s History Month.