For pandas, bamboo is like steak (The Atlantic)
by Ed Yong
Giant pandas can come across like a vegetarian stereotype, dopily chewing bamboo rather than feasting on flesh like their grizzly cousins. But it turns out the bits of bamboo they seek out are less like a salad than a high-protein Impossible Burger, allowing the pandas to feed their carnivore-ish digestive systems.
The potluck is political (Atlas Obscura)
by Reina Gattuso
Since before Stonewall, potluck meals have been a central feature in lesbian political organizing. Cheap food, often served in private settings, has helped catalyze movements of women who lacked financial and social resources in their larger communities.
Could a conspiracy cool the planet? (Pacific Standard)
by Dave Levitan
The world’s nations may never unite to fight climate change. What if a handful of billionaires decided to do it themselves, unilaterally shooting sulfur into the atmosphere to cool the planet, heedless of unintended consequences?
Moon-mania (The New Yorker)
by Rivka Galchen
Fifty years after the first manned moon landing—and forty-seven years after the most recent one—countries and companies around the world are racing to be part of lunar exploration. They are vying for opportunities to do basic scientific research, collect energy and other resources, and build a launch pad into deeper space.
Pursuing resilience by not drowning (Quartz)
by Natasha Frost
Want to cultivate resilience, self-compassion, and coaching skills? A two-minute exercise in your local swimming pool, making use of our instincts for surviving in the water, might help.
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