Suggested reading for the weekend. No politics:
– Border Crossings: Myths and Memories of Tolerance about the North-African Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
– The Man Who Showed Us Istanbul. Orhan Pamuk remembers the photographer Ara Güler.
– Ara Güler’s photography.
– The world’s oldest known intact shipwreck has been found Under the Black Sea.
– Are we wrong to assume fish can’t feel pain? by Carl Safina. Also read his Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.
– New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon.
– A Stinging Decline. On the future of bees.
– Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose.
– Why Forests Give You Awe: “nature-produced awe involves a diminished self.”
Okay, one bit of politics: The Munk Debate on Populism, a debate between David Frum and Steve Bannon, will be live-streamed here from Toronto tonight at 7:00 US eastern time. Also airing on CPAC TV in Canada and C-SPAN in the U.S., and streamed on Facebook Live.
Enjoy the weekend. See you next week.