5 Interesting Links for 09-11-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Hummingbirds (Animals) Hummingbirds are fascinating, and this quick video explains a little of why. Despite the title, the video covers a lot more than flying in the rain. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-hummingbirds-dont-like-flying-in-rainy-c/ Cardboard … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 09-04-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Nature (Art) This giant troll sculpture is impressive, as is knowing what it’s made of. I also enjoyed the glimpse into the philosophy and approach behind the construction. (Via Pinterest) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-21-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Africa (Conservation) When a long civil war stripped the Kissama National Park of its animals, Angola reached out to University of Pretoria wildlife researcher Wouter van Hoven for help in … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-14-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Cardboard (Art) How Monami Ohno, a cardboard artist, found her medium is fun, and her artwork is amazing. Check out her Facebook link at the end for some in-process tips.https://mymodernmet.com/amazon-cardboard-box-art-monami-ohno/ … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-07-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Egypt (Anthropology) For the longest while, assumption has ruled anthropological theory where artifacts are too fragile to examine physically. Non-contact scanning techniques offer information to replace educated guesses as shown … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-31-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Innovation (Entertainment) Circuses have a long and troubled history, especially concerning their animal performers. Circus Roncalli has blended the nostalgia with technology to amaze and delight its audience not just … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No. 221: Music of Lightning

Active Tesla coils look like bottled lightning dancing to a song. It wasn’t until my husband sent me this video, though, that I learned the lightning can sing human compositions. Enjoy an odd cover artist, electricity itself, performing Africa by … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-24-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Sperm Whales (Animals) Journalist Rowan Jacobsen recounts a trip to observe marine scientists documenting sperm whales and his own encounters with the amazing giants. https://www.outsideonline.com/2415069/sperm-whales-research-dominica Remote (Employment) COVID-19 has turned … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-17-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Politics (Art) The National Gallery of Art chose Jaune Quick-to-See Smith as the first Native American artist to add to the museum’s collection. Her work is overtly political and addresses … Continue reading

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