Wednesday Wanderings: Earthquake Aftershock Predictions, New Horizons Photos Its Next Target, Naked Mole Rats, and Wedding Photobomber

Late, I know, but I did manage to finish the read through of "Two's Company" this afternoon. On to final revisions tomorrow! Meanwhile, let's see what's going on out there in the interwebz. Scientists are using an artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks. In the future, it may help to lessen the effects: Aftershocks New … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Earthquake Aftershock Predictions, New Horizons Photos Its Next Target, Naked Mole Rats, and Wedding Photobomber

Wednesday Wanderings: Pretty Cats, Dinosaur Dandruff, Buildings That Are Optical Illusions, and World’s Most Valuable Shipwreck Found

The internet was made for cats, right? So, let's start off this week with a slide show of some pretty cats: Cats Flakes all over your shoulders making it look like it's always snowing just on you? Don't feel bad. Even dinosaurs got dandruff: Dinosaur dandruff Optical illusions can be fun. Here are some buildings … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Pretty Cats, Dinosaur Dandruff, Buildings That Are Optical Illusions, and World’s Most Valuable Shipwreck Found

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

Some of these are really, really amusing: Avengers Jokes Are we going to have to pay sales tax on online purchases? Maybe, and it could be bad news for small online retailers: Sales Tax It sounds nice, and made in the USA is a plus, but $89 for a hoodie? I'm skeptical: Hoodie And finally, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

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: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

Medical science is using micromotors to treat diseases that used to be difficult to deal with. They have already been successful with bacterial infections in mice: Micromotors Hurricane Harvey has truly devastated the Houston area. Here are some photos that show how bad the flooding has been: Houston Underwater And for those who wish to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Many animals rely on camouflage to escape predators. It seems some birds choose their hiding places based on their individual coloration and markings: Camouflage Birds Would you slip and slide down this hill after a wheel of cheese? These folks do it every year: Cheese Rolling These photos of rescue rats are irresistibly adorable: Rat … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

First, apologies for no Monday post. Long weekend, and I needed a recovery day. It was a good weekend, just tiring. More on that next week, with pictures! Earlier this year, a joint effort by NASA and ESA landed a probe on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Here's what it found: Titan Landing This study, although … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers