Elsewhere for October 25, 2020

You should read this for 10/25/2020:

Art, Music, and Film

decorative leaf bulletAnimaniacs reboot coming to Hulu! With Spielberg producing and the original cast

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

H/T Lisa Carnell: decorative leaf bulletThe Changing Politics of Reading Harry Potter in the Post-Trump U.S. This was deliveredOctober 16, 2020 at the Harry Potter Conference of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Coronavirus | COVID-19

decorative leaf bulletAs schools and offices open up, here’s what building managers should do to reduce SARS-CoV-2 particles in the air we breathe

Scientists say portable air cleaners (also called air purifiers) with HEPA filtration can remove virus particles that cause COVID-19
Portable HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) rated air filters remove more than 99 percent of airborne particles regardless of the particle size. Dr. Miller’s team partnered with Harvard University to created a calculator to help you find the right air cleaner for your room size and type. Look for a certification from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). You can find a list of verified units here. You will also want to make sure the clean air delivery rate (CADR) matches or exceeds the square footage of the room you are trying to clean.

Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletA Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science

decorative leaf bulletwhole wheat chocolate oat cookies

. . . [W]hen, like most of us, I ran low on white flour in April, I used whole wheat instead and discovered that the recipe wasn’t just as good as it was with white flour, but better. Crunchier, more flavorful, and even nuanced.

decorative leaf bulletEasy Tomato Soup

This Classic Tomato Soup is rich with a velvety texture. It’s easy to make with canned tomatoes, and perfectly suited for all of your grilled cheese dipping needs. Better than a can of Campbell’s and just about as easy!

History and Archaeology

H/T Lisa Carnell and Yasmin: decorative leaf bulletHuge cat found etched into desert among Nazca Lines in Peru “Feline geoglyph from 200-100BC emerges during work at Unesco world heritage site”

The dun sands of southern Peru, etched centuries ago with geoglyphs of a hummingbird, a monkey, an orca – and a figure some would dearly love to believe is an astronaut – have now revealed the form of an enormous cat lounging across a desert hillside.

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bulletBirth of Cloned Przewalski’s Foal Offers Genetic Diversity for This Endangered Species

On Aug. 6, 2020, the world’s first successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse was born in Texas at the veterinary facility of a ViaGen Equine collaborator, Timber Creek Veterinary. The foal, born to a domestic surrogate mother, is a clone of a male Przewalski’s horse whose DNA was cryopreserved 40 years ago at the San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) Frozen Zoo®. The colt’s birth revives genetic diversity that had been lost to the world and has now been recovered due to this important partnership between Revive & Restore, ViaGen Equine and San Diego Zoo Global.

H/T Jasmin: decorative leaf bulletWhy skimping on sleep makes your brain crave sweets


decorative leaf bulletPope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples


decorative leaf bulletHow does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches

Googling didn’t used to require so much … scrolling. On some searches, it’s like Where’s Waldo but for information.
Without us even realizing it, the Internet’s most-used website has been getting worse. On too many queries, Google is more interested in making search lucrative than a better product for us.

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Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bulletSupport Indie Bookstores With Your Holiday Shopping

Something Wonderful

decorative leaf bulletTurn up the sound: PROTECTING HER KITTENS (sound up)
This mama wasn’t stalking a hiker like some news headlines would lead you to believe.

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