[M]ost of us share the opinion that it’s disagreeable, logistically, for the boat to be stuck. The boat being stuck is inconvenient. It’s a big disruption! Nobody can say it isn’t a big disruption. None of my distant relatives will get into arguments on The Face Website about whether or not the stuck boat is making a nuisance for lots of people. I like that.

— Stone Soup, a newsletter, with my favourite take so far on why the Big Stuck Boat is the feel-good story of 2021.

Contact lenses for the colour blind

From Phys.Org:

Gold nanocomposites are nontoxic and have been used for centuries to produce “cranberry glass” because of the way they scatter light. So, Ahmed Salih, Haider Butt and colleagues wanted to see whether incorporating gold nanoparticles into contact lens material instead of dye could improve red-green contrast safely and effectively.

I’m not sure my own colour blindess (red/green, green/brown, blue/purple) is sufficiently debilitating to warrant the discomfort of contact lenses, but this sounds remarkable. Hopefully an improvement on colour blind corrective glasses, star of many a viral video, that simply turn the world into a bad photoshop.