5 Interesting Links for 04-21-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Typos (History) Typos happen, and they slip through the most diligent of watch guards. Here are some major ones with various results. http://wqad.com/2017/03/08/its-national-proofreading-day-here-are-4-typos-that-changed-history/ Society (Spiders) First, it was wolves, then … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-14-2017

Abilities (Animals) A look at how animals seem to be aware of things we are not. ESP or just extra senses, the way they go to people who are upset or sick, responding to earthquakes, etc. begs the question: http://www.livescience.com/33057-do-animals-have-esp-.html … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-07-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Agriculture (Archaeology) The successful growth of a tree from seeds preserved prior to the Roman invasion of Judea is the beginning of restoring a palm that was once a staple … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-31-2017

Kids (History) A wonderful way one mother acted on her daughter’s interest to give her a glimpse into the history of notable black women. http://komonews.com/features/dont-miss/5-year-old-kent-girl-honors-iconic-black-women Preservation (Horticulture) This project is at the heart of what genetically modified organisms should be. … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-24-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Psychology (Fonts) I never understood the slam against Comic Sans. I was never a fan, but it did me no harm either. Here’s another perspective on the psychology behind it. … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-17-2017

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.

5 Interesting Links for 03-10-2017

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

5 Interesting Links for 03-03-2017

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

5 Interesting Links for 02-24-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Pollination (Agriculture) A lucky happenstance has led to the first steps toward robotic pollinators to supplement falling bee populations. While an interesting idea, it should not take the place of … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.114: Automata

One of the incredible automata built by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 1700s, this is “The Writer,” a scribe created by a Swiss clockmaker and capable of writing any message limited only by the number of characters. It still … Continue reading