Entries Tagged as 'Science and Nature'

Neil Armstrong

This is making me cry with laughter, but rather than make it the Funniest Item of the Day, I’ll just use it to illustrate what a thing it was to have been Neil Armstrong. The Onion – Late Edition: Monday, July 21, 1969 Somebody on the internet said a couple weeks ago on the occasion […]

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Mars Woo!

This could be another Peter Recommends but I already did that today. He’s very excited about it, and the video is pretty cool (I mean, it wouldn’t be out of place as an ACME made Road Runner gadget gag): Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

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The Dahlia That Lived

Celebrate life, people, cuz this huge branch of my way-too-leggy dahlia snapped nearly completely off last month, but I staked it up a bit (to take the weight off a neighboring citrus) and not only did the branch not dry up (tho it did try every time it got a little warm), but it even […]

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Transit of Venus

The story’s a few days old, but the videos are getting better: NASA | SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit From the description: On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event–the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart […]

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Future Lawyers: Still Lawyers

So much for “First…” Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (In fairness: Lawyers and MBAs.)

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Yorkshireman Brendon Grimshaw

Bought an island in the Seychelles in 1962 for £8,000. /is suddenly incredibly dissatisfied with life on a grand scale

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Climate Control

Random thought because it’s POURING RAIN and I wish I could keep it like this FOREVER: If people could generally controll the weather (with trends and averages ruling for densely populated areas), what do we suppose would happen with climate change? I, personally, would have it raining like this ALL THE TIME but would I […]

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Photos of Iran

I used to think Pakistan was top of my list of Places I’d Go If It Weren’t So Frickin Crazy, and Iran second. But now I think Iran is way up on top. I don’t know who owns these photos but click through because they are awesome.

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Ghost Ship

Creepy: BBC – Japan tsunami ‘ghost ship’ drifting to Canada A Japanese fishing vessel swept away by the March 2011 tsunami has been spotted adrift off the west coast of Canada. An aircraft patrolling the seas off British Columbia saw the 15m (50ft) vessel seen floating 275km (170 miles) from the Haida Gwaii islands on […]

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And Now: CPR!

I just thought this was funny (and informative!): Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast hands-only CPR

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Meet the Mimic Octopus

This is amazing (but ignore the idiotic American-style narration):

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REAL TEARS: A Dog’s Seeing Eye Dog

/wails 22 Words – A dog’s seeing eye dog CLICK THROUGH TO SEE ALL THE PICTUUUUUUUURES

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In Which Cranes Are Grounded By the FAA

Good lord: AP – Bird plane runs afoul of federal regulators Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in. Now the birds and the plane are grounded in Alabama while the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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I Am So Happy I Can’t Think of a Better Pun

Wheat & Weeds – Reading Books For Pleasure Shall Not Die! I was honestly beginning to think that maybe, when room for stockpiling ran out, I should spend $15 a pop on Edison bulbs. Gorgeous light. Last forever. Bankruptablicious. I could’ve done without the overturn being “tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds […]

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And Now: MRI-ing a Mummy

David Eagleman – Scanning a 3,000 year old mummy

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