Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

4 of 5 stars Narrated by LeVar Burton, with foreword by Ann Druyan and introduction by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Like just about everyone I know, I watched the public television series of┬áCosmos when it aired in 1980. I enjoyed it, but I don't remember actually reading the book. So, when the audiobook came up as … Continue reading Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

We have all heard that biting into a wintergreen Lifesaver makes lightning, right? Well, here's a slo-motion video of that effect- called triboluminescence- that is quite cool: Lifesaver Lightning Here's some looped video of an actual spacewalk by ISS astronauts. "Planet Earth is blue..": Spacewalk Some really gorgeous photos of whales of all types: Whales … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

Wednesday Wanderings: Social Interaction and the Immune System, Earth Photos, Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Food and Wine

In a follow-up to the discovery that the brain and the immune system are linked, this research seems to indicate that the immune system may control some part of social interaction (Do excuse the click baity headline. The article is interesting.): Immune System and Social Interaction Some really cool photos from the BBC's Earth Capture … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Social Interaction and the Immune System, Earth Photos, Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Food and Wine

Wednesday Wanderings: Juno Arrives at Jupiter, Batman v. Superman, Jumping Through the Earth, and GPS Signal Twinkles

Yesterday, the Juno spacecraft arrived at its destination: Jupiter. Looking forward to some really awesome photos and information as it runs through its mission: Juno Spacecraft I am (as most who know me are aware) a Marvel Comics fan, and not so much a DC fan. Not that I think there's anything fundamentally wrong with … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Juno Arrives at Jupiter, Batman v. Superman, Jumping Through the Earth, and GPS Signal Twinkles

Wednesday Wanderings: Monolith Found Underwater, Time Lapse Earth Video, Miss Piggy Gets Distracted, and Dr. Who Season 9 Trailer

A stone monolith, which may be 10,000 years old, has been discovered underwater in the Sicillian Channel: Monolith Dmitry Pisanko took publicly available footage from the ISS and made this rather lovely time lapse video of the Earth from space: Earth Video We were all devastated by the announced break-up of Kermit the Frog and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Monolith Found Underwater, Time Lapse Earth Video, Miss Piggy Gets Distracted, and Dr. Who Season 9 Trailer

Wednesday Wanderings: Diving the Thames to Save a Font, Labeling Bookstore Sections, HD TimeLapse Earth from ISS, and Mardi Gras

Early in this century, the designer of a really lovely typeface dumped into the Thames by its designer to save it from industrialization. Now, this man has found some of the original type and designed a typeface based on it: Doves Type This man went into a bookstore and rearranged and relabeled some sections into … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Diving the Thames to Save a Font, Labeling Bookstore Sections, HD TimeLapse Earth from ISS, and Mardi Gras

Wednesday Wanderings: Crystal Cave, WInd and Ocean Currents, Carousels, and Creative Inventions

Mexico's Naica mine: http://www.discoverychannel.com.au/images/the-cave-of-crystals/ Neat look at wind and ocean currents across the globe. Click on the word "earth" for the menu: http://earth.nullschool.net/ If you know me, you know I love carousels. Here are ten really nice ones: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tjane/top-10-carousels-in-america-to-check-out-5r4h For those who have everything, or so you thought: http://www.boredpanda.com/useful-creative-inventions/     ====================================================== Six of One: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Crystal Cave, WInd and Ocean Currents, Carousels, and Creative Inventions

Wednesday Wanderings: Great Twitter Rant, Wind Patterns, Christmas Beers, and Cool Gowns

Before I get to this week's links, I just want to wish everyone reading this post a very Happy New Year. I hope this is a wonder-filled year of love, laughter, and Light. I wish you friendships new and old, love to fill your heart and soul, laughter to ease your burdens, and inspiration to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Great Twitter Rant, Wind Patterns, Christmas Beers, and Cool Gowns