Here I've collected a number of beautiful, fascinating, and strange things from the month gone by. I don't have too much to say about each one individuality, but they are all wonderful in their own right.
What Did I Do Last Summer?
Let's get summer started off right with an inspiring story. THROUGH THIS LINK you can find a tale told by Robert Krulwich about how a few amateur scientists, including a six-year-old and a three-year-old, turned everything people used to know about reproduction on its head. And they did it by staring at aphids.
Something for the Kids
A Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation made an advertisement that shows two completely different images. At adult eye level, you'll see one image. However, children can see a different one, which sends them a message about abuse that their abuser wouldn't be able to see.
Damsel in Distress
Feminist Frequency recently released the second installment of a three part series that focuses on the damsel in distress trope that pops up in video games over and over and over again... to an alarming degree actually. Both PART 1 and PART 2 are really interesting, and give some insight into the origins of the trope and some reoccurring devices that are less than flattering towards women.
It's been an off month for me, so here's something blatantly not from May, but well worth sharing. THROUGH THE LINK you can learn about the Russian artist, Nikolai Aldunin, who creates iddy-biddy, teeny-tiny works of art.