My new column on Alternet "Ten Amazing Discoveries You Missed This Week" is so chock full of cool findings that it's hard to talk it all up at once. One thing I wanted to make sure gets its due is a story from Our Amazing Planet on "8 Unsung Women Explorers", women who trekked the wide and wild world as intrepidly as one can imagine but who we don't hear that much about. Helen Thayer, for example (pictured below in a story from WFAE public radio Charlotte), lived with a wolf pack in the Arctic - and Gertrude Bell (pictured left in a story by Christopher Hitchens in the Atlantic) explored and charted Arabia. Girls of any age can take great inspiration from these stories - in fact, we all, men and women, need a little more inspiration than we sometimes let on and these tales of adventure will doubtlessly give you more courage to pursue your own (they're on page 3 of "Ten Amazing Things").
So there's THAT....plus there's the finding that wind farms do not cause global warming as some alarmist headlines suggested and a word about invasive cannibal tiger shrimp that sound delicious (no really, they do) but that you might not want to have at your table.
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