Hollywood’s Great Leap Backward on Free Expression [https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/hollywoods-great-leap-backward-free-expression/598045/]

I can’t help but wonder if this new type of “influencing the narrative” propaganda will become mainstream. I’ve seen a number of films lately with Chinese studio investments (usually shown as the opening credits).

Why Do Backwards Wings Exist? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6vGxyMcVU/]

Great aerospace history lesson on the X-29 and how the physics of flight works in terms of modern wing design.

The New Evolution Deniers [https://quillette.com/2018/11/30/the-new-evolution-deniers/]

Science and objective reason have historically always been under threat from the perniciousness of religion. Thankfully the days of burning witches is over, but now the church is trying to classify the human species outside animal kingdom.

SUNDAY LUNCH by Carpenter Brut [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWg98Drr7w4]

Retro-Synthwave much? Great track from Carpenter Brut. Contains some allegedly NSFW footage, in case you’re at work.

Octopuses on ecstasy just want a cuddle [https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06746-x]

Can psychedelics dissolve boundaries in humans? Of course. Can psychedelics dissolve boundaries in octopi? Apparently, they can as well.

Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost too Massive to Exist [https://greenbankobservatory.org/most-massive-neutron-star-ever-detected/]

You know when astronomers say something is too massive to exist in the title, the article is going to be good.