If you are in the United States right now, and on the internet, every other site is already pestering you to remember to vote. So, I’m not going to do that. But… The election is big on my mind and in my news feed this week.
- Preparing for a coup is not something that I thought I’d be doing, but here we are. Here is where you can find an action near you and learn more at Hold the Line.
- Some folks are finding inspiration in past movements, such as the “Wide Awakes” who helped Lincoln get elected. I, for one, am always down for a scheme that involves capes.
- Meanwhile the United States keeps winning the COVID pandemic as we heard towards an entirely predictable third peak in new cases. I mean, just watch that animation…
Okay, so there’s good news out there, too. We’re just a week away from #BlackInPhysicsWeek! Communities of Black scientists and science enthusiasts have been coming together to celebrate their contributions and offer mentorship and guidance to those early in their careers in a series of themed weeks. On October 25th, it’ll be physics’s turn! Check out the hashtag and a whole host of activities on the #BlackInPhysics site.
And a selection of cute and cool animals via Muscadine:
- If only humans could be counted on to be as orderly as a conga line of hermit crabs exchanging shells
- Check out the UC Berkeley Peregrine Falcon live cams! Read more about a popular pair, Grinnell and Annie
- Because 2020, a hairy, venomous caterpillar has been spotted in Virginia
- Here’s one way to get a cat to like you. In my experience, just being terribly allergic to cats seems to be a good way to attract them
- And finally, just in time for (Northern Hemisphere) autumn, squirrels savagely stealing acorns