Just a few minutes ago, at 12:04 AM my time, the sun did an ominous thing: it stopped getting higher in the sky of the northern hemisphere! Oh noes, we northerners better start the rituals to coax it back one day right away. That’s the start of summer and the end of the longest day. …
Category Archive: nature
Jun 20 2013
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Jan 07 2013
Release the kraken! Or rather the video of same. Soon my hairy mammalian siblings, soon. Because that’s what the Discovery Channel now has in their hands after years and millions of dollars spent to film the incredibly elusive monster deep in its native habitat for the first time:
Sep 20 2012
TIME magazine online has posted the best astronomy shots of the year. I suppose that’s a subjective call, there are so many magnificent ones. We are living smack dab in the middle of the greatest age of human discovery ever known. If only more of us could be a part of it. A couple of shots linked below to whet your …
Aug 15 2012
A Burmese python five full meters long and weighing as much as a full-grown person was found wandering the Florida Everglades, apparently feeling right at home. So right at home she was loaded with 87 eggs to make cue little baby Burmese pythons.
Aug 12 2012
A strange phenomenon is underway in the south Pacific off the coast of New Zealand. Rocks, lots and lots of rocks, but they’re floating! Could this be the end of the world, are the four horsemen saddling up to reap our divine souls? No, there’s a less dramatic, but nevertheless fascinating explanation:
Jul 28 2012
Jul 13 2012
Awww, they’re so cute! They’re also one of the most endangered species on earth. But for the most endangered group of mammals, scientists say lemurs top the list.