Madonna of the Stars by Jacopo Tintoretto, detail
Inventors who later lament their creations; did you know the woman who launched the campaign for Mother's Day was later arrested for violently protesting its commercial excess? Other lamenters include the inventors of the K-cup and the office cube.
Video of Thai farmers herding hundreds of ducks.
The Weirdness of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
Kenan Malik takes on the notion of "white privilege." Because, he says, poor white people in the US have no privilege that protects them from incarceration or police violence, and in fact they experience both at about the same rate as black people.
Eighty-four online-only, open-access (OA) journals in the sciences, and nearly 100 more in the social sciences and humanities, have disappeared from the internet over the past 2 decades as publishers stopped maintaining them.
Huge art installation "inspired by the elaborate courtship rituals of bowerbirds."
New California law undoes the rules that kept inmate firefighters from immediately becoming professional firefighters upon release, which I wrote about here.
Does the COVID-19 virus kill via a bradykinin cascade?
The name Karen is rapidly dropping in popularity. (The most common female baby name in the US last year was Olivia.)
Dark matter gets even weirder.