1. Kristen Simmons spoke about the experience of being mixed race, and disconnected from parts of your heritage, and how others then think that means you are basically not that thing. The piece is brilliant, but the reason for it fits into a larger thing I have seen where people decide that pushing back on people not being "enough" something makes them look super woke. I know identity policing has long existed, but le sigh.
2. This piece looks at the physics of knitting and stretch and it's wider applications.
3. This piece about a couple who became scientists for very personal reasons is a deep dive into the way that science and funding work, and who that serves.