Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Luminescence (Botany) Gorgeous pictures of plants that demonstrate their light-emitting qualities. Makes me wonder how insects see them. https://www.wired.com/2017/01/craig-burrows-fluorescence-plants-glow/ History (Fonts) The fascinating history behind a specific style of penmanship.
Social Studies (Education) I was unaware social studies was among the classes targeted for budget cuts until reading this article. Certainly that wasn’t true for my sons, both of whom found the history and social studies courses among their favorites. … Continue reading
Technology (Archaeology) A new technique using X-ray phase-contrast tomography is making it possible to read badly damaged scrolls like those from a library buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD without destroying them. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/europe/charred-roman-scrolls-trnd/index.html Writing (Art) A … Continue reading
Scientists (Interesting People) Maria Sibylla Merian was a female scientist before the Victorian Era who, through keen observation, recorded details about plants, animals, and insects that refuted the commonly accepted beliefs of the time. She was celebrated…until the Victorian Era … Continue reading
Sounds (Audio) A library of free sounds under the Creative Commons Zero license. http://freesound.org/browse/ Events (History) In a clever way of encouraging an interest in history, a Southern California rail museum is hosting a steampunk carnival. It’s in March for … Continue reading