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04 December 2020
Skeleton of a puffer fish
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An "honest trailer" for "A Christmas Story"
About a minute too long, but still enjoyable.
Meriwether Lewis carried an air rifle to the Pacific
YouTube link . In 2010 reader Mikeb302000 sent me a link to the very interesting video above. The presentation comes from the National...
Word for the day: lithornithids
An abstract from the Proc. Roy. Soc. B : Some probe-foraging birds locate their buried prey by detecting mechanical vibrations in the substr...
"My Octopus Teacher"
Available on Netflix, and should be of interest to anyone who loves the natural world. This gif of a man interacting with a wolf spider ...
"Cytokine storm" explained
This year marks 10 years since the first description of a cytokine storm that developed after chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy...
01 December 2020
The changing location of sunrise/sunset
As an adult I'm surprised how many people are unaware of this phenomenon, but TBH when I was a teenage driver I remember my disappointme...
Seeking advice on salt licks and Flowbees
Every now and then I use this blog to get advice from readers about subjects that are a bit hard to find information about online. My firs...
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this on Netflix last night. The first part of the film presents archival footage of Camp Jened, a summer camp...
26 November 2020
Reindeer eyes change color in the winter
I found this explanation at Smithsonian : National Geographic‘s Ed Yong reports on the finding: The bit that actually changes colour is the...
Frost formation triggered by a leaf on a car's roof
Not a black hole...
... but it does absorb almost all visible light. This is dark molecular cloud Barnard 18. Info at the APOD link. You learn something ev...
Ad for Amazon Echo Silver
c/o Saturday Night Live.
Lincoln Memorial, 1916
I find this photo particularly fascinating because of the absence of the reflecting pool (completed in 1923). This image better reflects t...
Core biopsy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway surface
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