The Chemistry of Chocolate (The Conversation)
by Sheryl Barringer
Cacao beans don’t taste particularly great, but they form the basis for one of our most beloved treats. That’s thanks to complex processing that brings out the best in them.
No, We Can’t Predict an Earthquake (NPR)
by Bill Chappell
People may claim the ability to forecast the specific time and place an earthquake will occur, but there’s no proof it can be done. What can real scientific evidence do to help us prepare for, and react to, disaster?
Mental Health and Colonialism (Aeon)
by Priya Basil
In Kenya, colonial domination has sowed distrust of traditional healing practices but also left many people dissatisfied with biomedical approaches to “mental health.” Can healers of different traditions come together to help people find the resources they need?
The Trouble with Imposter Syndrome (The New Yorker)
by Leslie Jamison
A whole lot of women have experienced the thing we call imposter syndrome. But we may be misinterpreting the original psychological concept—and obscuring obstacles to success that have nothing to do with psychology.
The Mystery of the Dead Crabs in the Deep (Hakai Magazine)
by Fanni Szakal
How did millions of dead crabs end up in an abyss deep in the Pacific Ocean? And will scientists have the chance to learn more about this mysterious part of the world before it’s disrupted by mining?
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