Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 16, 2012

By Joshua Witchger 07-16-2012

Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots perform a new protest song on fracking, on Late Night. [Late Night Tumblr]

Two students in Beijing bypass the government by allowing areas of China to see their poor air quality – by using handmade kites that identify pollutants and light up the sky. [GOOD]

In honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, musicians from Son Volt, My Morning Jacket, and others unite in a Seattle studio to create music from his unfinished songs. Listen to some new tunes and hear about their Woody Guthrie tribute project. [KCRW]

A nature comic takes a look at some animals that have misleading names. [Bird and Moon]

Excellent radio segment this weekend from Studio 360 on women and independent film, “Women Directors, Dirty Projectors.” [Studio 360]

Want some sweet sounds of Africa in your ear buds? Take a listen to this mixtape, hand selected by Merril Garbus, frontwoman of the African-beat inspired rock band tUnE-yArDs. [Pitchfork]

Mumford & Sons give details on their sophomore album Babel, releasing in September. [Rolling Stone]

New color changing glasses may allow doctors to read patients emotions, allowing them to better assess their health. [PSFK]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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