It’s been another non-stop week, so I think I’ll bake some cookies and hopefully enjoy some sunshine.
This week I learned…
- Dragon flies are a sign of good water quality.
- Mount Everest expedition operators are worried that the melting glacier will expose bodies of climbers, long-buried under the ice.
- A legally blind photographer helped document this month’s Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
By the numbers…
- 104: Age of woman who got arrested at her care home in order to check it off her bucket list.
- 2,100 miles: Distance the tiny blackpoll warblers travel during migration without stopping.
- 88 pounds: Amount of plastic bags found inside a young whale which died from dehydration and starvation as a result.
A baby polar bear go swimming at the Berlin Zoo.
What I’m reading…
- Is this what a climate catastrophe looks like in real time? — Jeff Goodell for Rolling Stone
- Science Says: Tiny ‘water bears’ can teach us about survival — Seth Borenstein for the AP
- How ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ became a classic — Ashley Fetters for The Atlantic
- Along the Chicago River, neighbors bond over a ‘duck emergency’ — Mary Schmich for the Chicago Tribune
France’s EU minister named her cat “Brexit” because he always cries to be let out but “then when I open the door he stays in the middle, undecided, and then gives me evil looks when I put him out.”