Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Miners have discovered almost perfect mummified remains of a wolf pup and caribou calf in the Yukon: Wolf and Caribou A sensor based on thumb pianos could be used to identify bogus drugs and more: Thumb Piano Sensor That low dose aspirin you're taking? It may not be helping you as much as you might … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Wednesday Wanderings: Dinosaur Skeleton Auctioned, Icebergs in Canada, Ice Dunes on Pluto, and Ghost Towns Around the World

I really do hope this ends up in a museum and not someone's front hall: Dinosaur Skeleton Auctioned "Beauty, eh?" (With sincere apologies to all the Canadians out there. I love you, I love your country, but sometimes, you just gotta): Iceberg The New Horizon spacecraft has spotted dunes made of ice on Pluto: Dunes … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Dinosaur Skeleton Auctioned, Icebergs in Canada, Ice Dunes on Pluto, and Ghost Towns Around the World

Wednesday Wanderings: Ancient Pendulum Saw, Whale Songs, Dragon Fire, and Travel Oregon

This backyard project may hold the key to understanding how ancient civilizations cut stone for temples and columns: Pendulum Saw Scientists have recorded 184 different songs sung by bowhead whales in the Arctic. You can hear some of them here: Whale Songs Do you want to build a- dragon? Nature may be able to help … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Ancient Pendulum Saw, Whale Songs, Dragon Fire, and Travel Oregon

Wednesday Wanderings: Spicy Peppers, Novels in Math Class, Earliest Known Fossil Finger, and Vacation in Outer Space

Love spicy hot peppers? Afraid they could cause health risks? Here are some answers (Don't worry- you can still eat your faves!): Chile Peppers Would math class have been easier for you if you could read novels as a way of learning? These teachers think so: Novels in Math Class Discovery of a fossilized human … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Spicy Peppers, Novels in Math Class, Earliest Known Fossil Finger, and Vacation in Outer Space

Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

We've all heard the old saw "Idle hands are the devil's playground", right? Well, it seems that there may be a good reason for keeping our hands busy (other than avoiding the influence of the devil): Busy Hands Space flight can alter more than your perceptions of life and our world. It can actually alter … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Did you think that preparing ice for the different events at the Olympics just means getting out the zambonis? Think again: Ice Meisters Are you convinced you have too many books? It seems you don't. I know I will never worry about adding books to my shelves again: Too Many Books is a Good Thing … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Friday Review: The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat In this, the third installment of the Amelia Peabody series, Peabody and Emerson are once again on the case in Victorian Egypt. This time, they have brought along their son, Walter (nicknamed Ramses). Emerson applies to dig at the … Continue reading Friday Review: The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Susan O'Malley This is the second in Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, chronicling the adventures of Amelia Peabody Emerson and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson as they work to uncover the tombs of ancient pharaohs in Victorian era Egypt. In … Continue reading Friday Review: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Cold Remedies, 3000 Year Old Castle In Turkish Lake, Ninth Planet in Solar System, and Thor Live

Well, since last week was the Week of the Cold, here are some weird cold remedies from around the world: Weird Cold Remedies Researchers looking for evidence of the Lake Van monster in Turkey found something else when they dove into the water: a 3000 year-old castle: Lake Van Castle Does our solar system have … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Cold Remedies, 3000 Year Old Castle In Turkish Lake, Ninth Planet in Solar System, and Thor Live

Friday Review: Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Audiobook

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat Amelia Peabody is a strong-willed, independent woman of the Victorian age. She has lived with and cared for her father, a scholar who passed on his love of history, and particularly, Egypt to his daughter. Upon his death, … Continue reading Friday Review: Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Audiobook