5 Interesting Links for 01-24-2020

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Aging (Brain)

A new research path undertaken by the University of California at Berkeley is offering potential treatment for age-related dementia. Previously considered inevitable neurodegeneration, these experiments point to a different cause.

Fiction (Fantasy Novelette)

These Wondrous Sweets By Tony Pi is a fun story involving non-Western mythology and a creative world. It is a wild chase with on-the-go problem-solving that made me curious about the two stories that came before (linked at the bottom) and those that should follow.

Robots (Innovation)

The design of future robots is already underway according to designer Jamie Paik. Rather than resembling humans and entering the uncanny valley, though, she names them robogamis. These robots, inspired by origami, are small, flexible, and can work together to accomplish tasks.

Medicine (Observation)

A doctor who noticed an odd feature on Michelangelo’s David explored the reasons for its presence and didn’t stop there. Art as a diagnostic training tool is something slowly becoming a part of medical education, and this doctor believes it can help reduce the reliance on tests over observing the patient.

Writing (Perfectionism)

This article made me examine my treatment of recent projects and has a lot of good points. Whether perfectionism or another cause, it addresses why writers are their own worst critics.

Beneath the Mask (Uncommon Lords and Ladies, Book 1)
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