Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have never been very good with math. I can do basic stuff- make change, simple percentages, the kind of thing you actually use in life. But complicated, theoretical stuff? Way over my head. At the same time, I … Continue reading Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day

Sorry this is posting so late. I am off by a day this week, probably since I took that sick day on Monday, and I was thinking today was Tuesday. But, better late than never, right? So, let's wander around the interwebz for a bit, shall we? It seems the sci-fi trope that we are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day

Wednesday Wanderings: Is the Human Mind Bound by Physics?, Scottish Castles, New Discoveries at Pompeii, and Animated Film “Alike”

Scientists are proposing an experiment to determine if the human mind is bound by physics: Bell Test for Human Mind Planning a visit to Scotland? And a fan of medieval castles? Here's a list of 10 to visit while you are there: Scottish Castles When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, it covered the city of Pompeii in … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Is the Human Mind Bound by Physics?, Scottish Castles, New Discoveries at Pompeii, and Animated Film “Alike”

Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

There's a fair bit in here that I don't understand fully, because, well, physics is┬áhard. But it's an interesting idea and it proves there is still a lot to learn out there: Time Crystals Here are images of Jupiter's North and South poles taken by the Juno spacecraft: Jupiter's Poles America's first lighthouse turns 300: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

Wednesday Wanderings: 3D Art, Scary Bridge, Time Traveling Particles, and Auto Mechanics and Art

We have all seen those three dimensional street art pictures. Some of these are really neat because you can be part of the picture (Video by Edgar Mueller, 3D artist): 3D Sidewalk Art Would you walk across this bridge. I would not! : Scary, Scary Bridge Time travel, anyone?: Time Travel Who said auto mechanics … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 3D Art, Scary Bridge, Time Traveling Particles, and Auto Mechanics and Art

Wednesday Wanderings: Fascinating Crystal Behavior, Writing on a Train, Sit-Down Meals v. Fast Food, and Creatively Pretty Class Notes

This is pretty interesting, even if it did get a bit technical (for me, anyway). And may help explain more about black holes: SmB6 Crystal We all know about writer's retreats, but how about one on a train? Writer's on Trains This article is kind of interesting, despite the flaws in the collection of the … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Fascinating Crystal Behavior, Writing on a Train, Sit-Down Meals v. Fast Food, and Creatively Pretty Class Notes