Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Miners have discovered almost perfect mummified remains of a wolf pup and caribou calf in the Yukon: Wolf and Caribou A sensor based on thumb pianos could be used to identify bogus drugs and more: Thumb Piano Sensor That low dose aspirin you're taking? It may not be helping you as much as you might … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

We've all heard the old saw "Idle hands are the devil's playground", right? Well, it seems that there may be a good reason for keeping our hands busy (other than avoiding the influence of the devil): Busy Hands Space flight can alter more than your perceptions of life and our world. It can actually alter … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

Friday Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got this book through a Goodreads giveaway a while ago. I shelved it and promptly forgot about it. I was looking through my unread books recently and saw this, and pulled it out to … Continue reading Friday Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

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

Friday Review: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington (Audiobook)

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos. In 2007, Arianna Huffington, the founder of the Huffington Post, collapsed from overwork and exhaustion. That incident prompted her to explore the need for sleep that most people in this overworked … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: Arctic Ice Cap News, Most Relaxing Song, Be Informed, and Wildlife Photos

More disturbing news regarding the Arctic ice cap: Arctic Ice Stressed about the political, social, economic, or world climate? Need to just sit back and relax for 7 or 8 minutes? This may help: Most Relaxing Song in the World This is good advice for anyone in this internet, sound-bite, echo chamber┬ádriven world (Note- it's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Arctic Ice Cap News, Most Relaxing Song, Be Informed, and Wildlife Photos

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: Scientists Discover Link Between Brain and Immune System, Librarians Parody Queen, Stephen Hawking Wants to Send a Ship to the Stars, and 21 Novels You Should Read

The discovery of a connection between the brain and the immune system means new insights to many diseases: Immune System I think we all love a good parody, and when it combines Bohemian Rhapsody and librarians, it is definitely worth watching: Librarian Rhapsody Stephen Hawking helps fund a project to send a tiny spacecraft to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Scientists Discover Link Between Brain and Immune System, Librarians Parody Queen, Stephen Hawking Wants to Send a Ship to the Stars, and 21 Novels You Should Read