Thursday, December 29, 2011

American Finances Made Simple

Don't enjoy too much schadenfreude. Canada is only half as bad (though we are far better when it comes to new debt).

Friday, December 23, 2011

National Geographic Photos 2011

"Jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata drifting just beneath the surface looking for capturing the first sunrays to trigger their symbiotic algae to produce energy for it."

And that's just honorable mention.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Would You Rather be Pretty or Hot?

I know the answer pushed by MTV or the average Axe commercial. I wonder though, is that the girl's best interest.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Job prospects are poor these days and the economic fundamentals don't look to improve. Here are some bright spots (US data). Here are some impostors.

If you are hoping that an education might help, the answer is maybe. Here is how the subject you studied correlates to salaries and employment rates.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis's Final Descent

As seen from above.
Plus algae blooms, ice swirls, moonrises and a volcano shooting right at you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Imagine creative ideas, execution and timing

Rube  Goldberg would be proud.

Is classroom drama stressful?

Army Physicians and Berkley researchers say that REM sleep (aka dreaming) takes the edge off painful events. If days are rough, it may be that nothing helps like a good sleep.

The fourth commenter points out a possible frustration. For people who have trouble sleeping: the harder they try to sleep, the harder it is to sleep. If this is you,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Space Tourism

Have you ever wanted to go to space...just so you could look down at earth? Did you imagine it would look quite like this? You're welcome.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What We Did to the Occupy Generation

My generation loves to complain about what the baby boom generation did to us (and will do to everyone else). It's all true.

But that still makes us the second most privileged generation in history. And it's not like we did much to reverse the trends. What's more, we added ruinations of our own.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is it Science? Or is it Pseudoscience?

Matt Ridley looks at science, pseudoscience and how we tell the difference. It turns out experts are not very good at it. There is also an extended detour looking at climate change.

The speech is so good, I need to link to his book, The Rational Optimist.

Friday, October 28, 2011

How the Potato Changed the World

One of the greatest effects of the reconnection of the Americas to the known world (the Columbian Exchange), "...the potato’s arrival in northern Europe spelled an end to famine there...The potato, in other words, fueled the rise of the West."

"Equally important, the European and North American adoption of the potato set the template for modern agriculture... brought the world’s first intensive fertilizer... the first artificial pesticide...and set off a political argument about the food supply that grows more intense by the day."

Friday, October 21, 2011


Water has been found on another solar system in our galaxy. The star is 175 light years away, (That's relatively close.) But since it is about 1/1000th as old as our sun, I guess we won't be living there anytime soon.

Pro-D Collaboration

Here is Shelley B's link to useful educational websites.

She has a curriculum bar on the side.

If you get a good link, send it to Shelley. Categorize as well as possible.


Have I created an archive?

here is seven


number six


number 5


it's number 4


Let's try editing

Here is a post prior to editing. Yup editing is possible, if frowned upon. Let's see if I can delete post #3.

Testing Blogger

Here is a blog posting. What does it look like? How worthwhile?