Friday Feast: Science + Writing, Reading and Storytelling

Yeah-Science-Project-Gone-ViralLike Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, I just needed the right teacher to get me jazzed about Science. If my teachers had related science to interesting things like reading and writing and food or meth, I probably would have paid more attention in class.

This week we present our favorite science-ish writing links.

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Writeblood-drop by Rachel Grate. Writers are known for being a bit grumpy (#notallwriters), but science shows that “the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits.”

Everything You Need to Know About the @Replyblood-drop by Annie NeugebauerThe science of Twitter @reply revealed!

The ‘Bi-literate’ Brain: The Key to Reading in a Sea of Screensblood-drop hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. Reading on a screen changes your brain. However, Maria Popova doesn’t believe that makes us dumber. Hoorah!

The Periodic Table of Storytellingblood-drop by James Harris. If you’re having a heck of a time deciding what to write next, go here now. Way more fun than learning the chemical elements! Kidding, kidding. Chemical elements are super important. If that’s your thing.

And now it’s time for a quiz.

Classic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quizblood-drop by Forrest Wickman. First lines of famous novels rendered in emojis. It had to happen sooner or later.


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