Weekend Thoughts - 8.19.17

   Image  by  neonow , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by neonow, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Earlier this year I wrote about the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets that were found orbiting an ultra-cool star. At the time, three of the planets were thought to live in a habitable zone, which meant that they might have oceans of their own that could have harbored life. However, new evidence shows that the TRAPPIST-1 star-system may be too old to have life, after all. The age isn't necessarily a problem in and of itself, but it increases the chance that any habitable planets would have lost their atmospheres and water to high-energy radiation that would've pummeled them for billions of years. As I wrote back in February, the search for life outside our own solar system continues...

2. Creative people face a unique set of toxic habits that can harm their creative process. This article is a good reminder of how to deal with these habits and keep being creative!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.