Wednesday Wanderings: Exoplanets with Water, Is Opportunity Still Alive, Bending Spaghetti, and Steve Perry Releases Second Single

These seven exoplanets of the Trappist-1 star are likely rocky with plenty of water: Seven Planets Will Opportunity wake up?: Mars Rover Too bad this isn't really practical for the kitchen, but I was amused by the idea of a  spaghetti-bending-machine: Bending Spaghetti I think all of my fellow Journey fans know by now that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Exoplanets with Water, Is Opportunity Still Alive, Bending Spaghetti, and Steve Perry Releases Second Single

Wednesday Wanderings: Tom Hiddleston, Tito’s and Dogs, and Mars Rover Selfie

In case you needed more reasons to love Tom Hiddleston: Hiddleston Love Edit: I have been notified that the above link may not work from a cell phone. You might try this link instead. Seems to work better on mobile devices. Tito's isn't just a good vodka, they are helping find good homes for dogs, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tom Hiddleston, Tito’s and Dogs, and Mars Rover Selfie

Wednesday Wanderings: A Simulated Mars City in the UAE, Cassini’s Final Images and 10 Things We Learned about Saturn

The United Arab Emirate is building an entire simulated city to begin researching how humans could live on Mars: Mars City Launched in 1997, the Cassini spacecraft took its final images of Saturn and its moons before crashing into the giant planet last month: Cassini And here are 10 things we learned about Saturn during … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: A Simulated Mars City in the UAE, Cassini’s Final Images and 10 Things We Learned about Saturn

Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up

This Berkeley Lab study maps the space dust in the Milky Way. It's important for a lot of research, but it's also just cool to look at: Space Dust And in another space related link, this 3D flyover of Mars took three months to put together. And it was done by hand: Mars Flyover Here's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up

Wednesday Wanderings: Singing Fish, Bad Lip Reading, Sustainable Travel Luxury, and Sand Ripples on Mars

Did you know that fish sing? They do, and here's a recording of them doing it: Singing Fish Oh, oh, oh! Another  NFL Bad Lip Reading video! Happy, happy, joy, joy: Bad Lip Reading Now you can have luxury travel accommodations and stay environmentally friendly thanks to these high-end hotels that practice sustainability: Sustainable Luxury  … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Singing Fish, Bad Lip Reading, Sustainable Travel Luxury, and Sand Ripples on Mars

Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

This is one of the best commercials ever: Mouse Trap I guess it is no big surprise that I am a great admirer of Neil Gaiman. Not only is he a most imaginative writer, but he also has wise words to say on many things. Here are some of his thoughts on reading and why … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel Movie Easter Eggs, Maybe the World is Better then We Think, Living on Mars, and Navy Women Sing Folk Song

Came up here to the office this morning and found no internet. When the BaldMan checked the Xfinity app, sure enough, it said: There is an outage in your area. No kidding! So, I went and did other things: a manicure, some laundry, you know, the Things You Do When There Is No Internet. We … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel Movie Easter Eggs, Maybe the World is Better then We Think, Living on Mars, and Navy Women Sing Folk Song

Wednesday Wanderings: Toy Car You Can Own, Water on Mars, Weasel Halts Physics Research, and Wine Needle

It didn't quite work out as planned, but that could be your good luck (if you have an extra $32,000 laying around, that is): Toy Car We now know a lot more about the flowing water on Mars, and it is pretty fascinating stuff: Water on Mars Oh, those wascally weasels (and do click on … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Toy Car You Can Own, Water on Mars, Weasel Halts Physics Research, and Wine Needle

Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas

I don't know that I would call all of these "insane," but there are some interesting creatures in this list: Nordic Folklore Creatures We all know animals do some funny things, but these photos won the first Comedy Animal Pictures awards: Funny Animals This is pretty danged cool! This week, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas

Wednesday Wanderings: Water on Mars, Grimm(er) Fairy Tales, How to Tell if a TV Show Might be Good, and Star Wars: Special Editions

The big news from NASA this week was the discovery of flowing salt water on Mars: Waters of Mars We all know that the original Grimm Brothers' fairy tales were not the cleaned-up versions we read to our children. But here are some facts about the stories I didn't know before: Grimm's Fairy Tales With … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Water on Mars, Grimm(er) Fairy Tales, How to Tell if a TV Show Might be Good, and Star Wars: Special Editions