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

Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health

Switzerland is far and away the most progressive country as far as animal rights go. Beginning March 1, it will be illegal to kill lobsters by plunging them into boiling water, a popular method when cooking them. Lobsters in Switzerland In case you were wondering, here's a medal tracker for the current Olympics: Medal Tracker … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health

Wednesday Wanderings: Hubble Images, Olympic Trivia, Star Wars Characters in High School, and Scifi/Fantasy Headgear

A gallery of images from the Hubble space telescope. Some really gorgeous stuff here: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ Since we are in the midst of the Winter Olympics, here is some Olympic trivia: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771580.html This week's bit of silliness is one artist's idea of what some of the Star Wars characters would have looked like if they were … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Hubble Images, Olympic Trivia, Star Wars Characters in High School, and Scifi/Fantasy Headgear