5 Interesting Links for 07-10-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Testing (COVID-19) An explanation of a technique for improving both the cost and speed of COVID-19 testing using pooled test groups. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/pool-testing-could-be-fastest-cheapest-way-increase-coronavirus-screening-180975251/ Checklist (Editing) An annotated list of eight key … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No. 218: Apocalyptic Steampunk Automation

Apocalyptic steampunk automation artist danny huynh shows an incredible talent, whether putting one of his favorite songs to music or allowing us to ride shotgun in one of his creations. Click his name to see his YouTube channel, but here’s … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-03-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Europe (Art) This is less an article to read than the link to a free book from the Chicago University Press. It’s a PDF by an artist that offers a … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-26-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Steampunk (Art) Artist Tammie Wales shares some of her beautiful steampunk art painted with coffee instead of traditional paints. https://www.boredpanda.com/it-takes-hours-to-paint-steampunk-art-using-real-coffee/ Preventative (Health Care) There have been many attempts to provide … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-19-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Energy Boosts (Health) Eight healthy suggestions to help combat the mid-afternoon drowsies from moving to a careful application of caffeine. https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1930 Artists (Interesting People) A Navajo artist talks about how … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-12-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Extinction (Animals) A rare glimpse of the Tasmanian Tiger has surfaced in an old black and white film taken in 1935 of the only one in captivity and possibly the … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-05-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Textile (Art) UK artist Helen Thompson uses vintage textiles to give her dog sculptures the appearance of life and to provoke an emotional reaction. https://www.boredpanda.com/textile-dog-sculptures-holy-smoke-helen-thompson/ Doctors (History) The image of … Continue reading

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke

This series has come up in conversation a time or two in the steampunk groups I follow online, and its fans are dedicated. Having read the first book, I understand why. Nyssa Glass is a genuinely nice person with a … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 05-29-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Pompeii and Herculaneum (Ancient History) The British Museum attempted to bring the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum to life in its 2013 exhibit by using archeological discoveries to recreate … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 05-22-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Coins (Ancient History) Coins can give insight into the time of their minting as demonstrated in the examination of coins minted to commemorate the Bar Kokhba rebellion when Jews rebelled … Continue reading