Quickies: Climate Strike, Asteroid Buzz, and the Abuse of Black Women Online…
... plus the latest Cute Animal Friday
Fridays are for cute animals, but first, some important reads for the day…
- The Global Climate Strike happens today as young activists around the world are sick and tired of being handed a planet that is rapidly being changed by human activity in a way that will negatively affect human lives.
- The largest asteroid to come close to the Earth in a century took astronomers by surprise, as revealed by a series of emails retrieved from NASA. Come for the brush with planetary destruction, stay for the disagreements over science communication practices and planetary defense tactics.
- Online abuse of black women rampages on unchecked. “Black women are 84 percent more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets… Black and minority ethnic women were 34 percent more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than white women.” Be an ally: block, report, and speak up. Via Muscadine.
Practice some self-care by checking out these critters, both also via Muscadine…
- From the cute or terrifying files… “Scientists taught rats to play hide-and-seek, and they’re actually pretty good at it.”
- Wolf eel feeding session, with video. My favorite caption is, “Although resembling the evil henchmen of a villain bent on destroying the universe, the wolf eel is actually quite docile.”
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