Posts Tagged ‘science’


What did I find astonishing?

February 20, 2014

Soul of Science copy

Did you know that 25% of Americans do not know that the earth orbits the sun?  This finding is from a recent NSF survey on scientific literacy.

Ref: Discovery News via Maggie’s Farm.

I could not find that survey, but I did find this one from the PEW Research Center.

How did you do?


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

January 28, 2014

Today is National Kazoo Day, but believe it or not, I could not find a photo of a kazoo tattoo.  So here are some hummingbirds.


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To make this more interesting, here is a video of baby hummingbirds from the time they hatched to fledging.


Who is having a close shave?

January 16, 2014

beard facts

I have blogged in the past about masculine facial hair and thank  Why? Because Science,  for her sciency LOL of the Week.


On the topic of beards, go see my cousin Aaron get rid of his in this video, click here.


Where am I traveling?

January 9, 2014


I must have stars in my eyes because this is another astronomical post. I saw this story (click on the graphic for the animation) in the New York Times article on 2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling.  The story talks about the planets outside of our solar system that have been discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft.  I do love a good info-graphic and find the animated planets just fascinating.  There is more to the story here.


What were we watching forty-five years ago?

December 24, 2013

Thanks to Lights in the Dark.


What is tattoo Tueday about?

November 19, 2013

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This aerial photo shows the path of tornado damage in Washington, Illinois.  It is from the Chicago Tribune.  There are more photos at the site showing the incredible damage this area sustained.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people who are coping with their losses.

It is Tuesday, so here are some tornado tattoos.


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Whose drawing am I looking at?

November 18, 2013


“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”

This quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson in his comments about Carl Sagan on the occasion of Sagan’s papers being acquired by the Library of Congress.  I read the story here on Brainpickings.

The drawing above is part of the collection that will be in the Library of Congress.  It was created by an eight year old Carl Sagan in 1942.  As an unabashed geek and fan of Sagan, deGrasse Tyson, and most things astronomical, I found this tidbit fascinating.


What am I sappy cat blogging?

November 8, 2013


This is from – thanks HMS Defiant.


What do I Lego love?

October 28, 2013


This new book from Peter Reid and Tim Goddard.  I saw it on Live Science.  If you want to take a look at the constructions – inspired by reality and fantasy – without all of the ads, click on the Amazon Look Inside site.  I think the Martian rover really is made out of Lego.

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What is my best friend on tattoo Tuesday?

October 22, 2013


Are diamonds a girl’s best friend?  Perhaps they are on Saturn and Jupiter according to some researchers who hypothesize that heat, pressure and chemical conditions on these two giant planets may be conducive to the production of diamonds – diamonds that may rain down through the atmosphere.

This research, reported by David Reneke on his World of Space and Astronomy, was recently presented at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences held in Denver, Colorado.

This research opens up new and interesting ways to look at the composition and mineral wealth of the solar system.  As for me, I am working on the development of my Hydrogen Integral Squeezing System (HISS) in order to produce more helium – because the world needs more helium.

And here are the tattoos: