5 Interesting Links for 09-11-2020

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Hummingbirds (Animals)

Hummingbirds are fascinating, and this quick video explains a little of why. Despite the title, the video covers a lot more than flying in the rain.

Cardboard (Art)

A photographic collage of a cardboard dragon coming to life. The pictures do not appear to be in order, but they still build a process in my mind. (Via Pinterest)

Sociology (COVID-19)

A look at the impact of COVID-19 in heavily Black Southern areas where economic disparity limits health care and other resources necessary to survive the pandemic.

Research (Medicine)

Advancements in the field of genetic manipulation by expanding the genetic code offer hope for medicine delivery with fewer complications. This article is from 2017, but the way it looks not only at a breakthrough but also the various reactions to the research opens a window into that world for the curious.

Body Language (Public Speaking)

When I taught a class on body language, one of my exercises was to watch a video with the sound off, record your observations, then turn the sound on to determine if they match. Mostly ignoring politics, this article uses the same technique to explore the unspoken communication during both U.S. national conventions. The analysis is an interesting mix of observation and interpretation that can open your minds to conscious awareness of body language and how it influences your reactions.

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