Woman sittin on an island under a tree that is a brain

This week I learned: life with locked-in syndrome, voodoo wasps, and sleeping in someone else’s car

This week I learned about how people feel about having almost no control over their bodies, about mind-controlling wasps, and about what happened when one woman let a homeless person use her car as a bed.

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Record made out of an X-ray of two hands

This week I learned: bone music, Elmer McCurdy’s posthumous career, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

About the amazing world of secret bone music, the outlaw who became Skeletor, and yet more interestingly-shaped rocks with surprising ancient history.

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Blanket Octopus swimming

This week I learned: blanket octopus, history of the Wilhelm scream, highway safety for Colorado wildlife

About a superhero cephalopod; animals crossing; and the man behind the Wilhelm scream.

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Violin made of ice

This week I learned: battlefield ant triage, unrequited gannet love, ice music

About ants providing medical care for one another after battle; the strange, beautiful tragedy of Nigel the gannet; and an orchestra made of ice.

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