The metals in your pocket

September 21, 2021

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What am I sappy puppy blogging?

September 17, 2021

Bring back the mammoths!

September 15, 2021

Not so much like Jurassic Park and not quite like Przewalski’s horse, tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm and Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church, have raised $15 million to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth.

Frozen mammoths are regularly found in the Siberian tundra. The conjecture is that some of them will still have viable, or readable DNA, and manipulating DNA is Dr. Church’s area of specialization.

Dr. Church, “feels that if he modified the genes of the woolly mammoth’s closest living relative, he could revive the species. That relative is the Asian elephant, though their link is distant. Their closest common ancestor lived six million years ago, but Dr. Church is confident that he can modify the genetics of the elephant to produce a woolly mammoth hybrid.” (My Modern Met)

How cool is that!?

Read more about it here and here.


Hand Pan at Crater Lake

September 14, 2021
Adam Foote, Ethereal in E, at Crater Lake


Bee Aware

September 13, 2021


What am I sappy cat blogging?

September 10, 2021

Electrifying – how the U.S.A. generates energy

September 8, 2021

The below animated .gif, which starts with data from 1990, displays the evolution of how electricity is generated in every U.S. state up until 2014.

In this stretch of just 24 years, the way we generate electricity has evolved dramatically:

Why is coal declining? The surge in the use of natural gas and renewables.

Natural gas power now generates 30% of the U.S. electricity, and renewable sources such as solar and wind have grown significantly in the last decade.

In 2005, there were zero states that generated more than 10% of their electricity from renewables. Today, that number is up to 11 states.

Original graphics by: Synapse Energy, RenewEconomy

Reposted from The Visual Capitalist


Library tattoos

September 7, 2021

These literary tattoos may be found on the staff and librarians of the New York Public Library.

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Labor Day

September 7, 2021

To work is a blessing.  Even having a job you hate is better than not having a job at all. – Russel Honore

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

September 3, 2021