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Guardian.UK: ‘Three suns’ appear over Mongolia in rare anthelion phenomenon – video.

It’s that time of year.  Cool.

01/22/15 • 12:00 PM • Motion GraphicsNaturePhotographyScience • No Comments

NPR: What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

... even though none of us existed 1,000 years ago, you don’t find many people worrying about their nonexistence during the Dark Ages. Our not-being in the past doesn’t worry us. So, why does our not-being in the future freak us out so much?

01/22/15 • 11:59 AM • BooksNewsPsychologyReligion • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: New theories on Amphipolis Tomb occupants.

Tough calls.

01/22/15 • 11:57 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: Humans ate domestic dog, wild cat, fox and badger.

Shouldn’t surprise. Fluffy and Bowzer were fresh, self-maintaining protein one didn’t have to carry.

01/22/15 • 11:55 AM • FoodHistory • No Comments

Vox: This gorgeous tree shows early American history in a whole new way.

You know, I can waste hours in second-hand shops looking at out-of-date history books, encyclopedias. So much is edited out of modern texts, that add context to our understanding of past eras.

01/22/15 • 11:51 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • No Comments

The Economist: War in Ukraine - Airport saga.

If you’ve not seen photos of the airport ruins, you should go look. I never expected to see WWII levels of destruction in my lifetime.

01/22/15 • 11:48 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Dazed: Drone carrying six pounds of meth crashes at Mexican border.

New commercial use. Not quite what anyone expected, I’m sure. Border Patrol’s going to get real good at ‘wing shots’.

01/22/15 • 11:39 AM • ComputingHardwareLawMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

Paris Review: Remembering the Concorde.

I still recall the first time I saw a Concorde while travelling.  It was pulled up to the gate next to my mid-size passenger jet, and its tiny aspect totally threw my childhood fantasies out the window. I expected giant-pterodactyl-rocket-ship; instead, a veritable knitting needle with wings. A B-52 isn’t all that impressive, either, in real life. Oh, the wingspan’s huge, but the fuselage is more like a long cigar. Much shorter than a commercial airliner.

01/22/15 • 11:36 AM • DesignHistoryPersonalTravel1 Comment

rc3: Let’s make link blogging a trend.

Hmmm. I’ll have to think about it (wink).

01/22/15 • 11:29 AM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

The Art Newspaper: Pompeii to stage exhibition of objects returned by tourist-looters.

There is a colourful legend that says that those who steal from Pompeii will be persecuted by bad luck.” That probably does more than all the warning signs and CCTV.

01/22/15 • 11:27 AM • ArtsHistoryLawScience • No Comments

ArtDaily: British Library launches online collection of over 280 Holocaust survivors’ testimonies.

We are delighted that, through our partnership with the British Library, these important survivor testimonies are now going to be widely available to all”.

01/22/15 • 11:25 AM • HistoryHuman RightsTravel • No Comments

Italian Ways: The MV Agusta 500-6 GP - superior class comes at a cost.

The things we used to do for improved aerodynamics ...

01/22/15 • 11:23 AM • HistoryVehicles • No Comments

HuffPo/Science: King Tut’s Mask Damaged; Beard Snapped Off During Botched Cleaning.

Click the Twitter pic link in the panel, center. Oh. My. Freaking. God. Heads should roll for this.

How *anything* comes to us intact from antiquity, amazes me. Even artifacts become opinion.

01/22/15 • 11:01 AM • ArtsHistoryScience • No Comments

Telegraph.UK: Experts say two mummies in the Vatican Museum are fakes.

A medieval shinbone in one. Not even the Vatican’s immune.

01/22/15 • 10:56 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Social trending riff: If John Boehner is orange, and “Orange is the New Black” ...

... he’d best not visit Ferguson. He might learn something he didn’t expect to.

01/21/15 • 08:33 PM • EntertainmentPolitics • No Comments

“Barometer Soup” is just such a great album.

Not everyone cares for Buffett anymore ... he’ll always have a place in my album-rack. Hey, country music only *just* caught up to what Jimmy was doing in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s ...

01/21/15 • 08:10 PM • MusicPersonal • No Comments

BBC: ‘Safer GMOs’ made by US scientists.

What we’ve done is engineered organisms so that they require synthetic amino acids for survival or for life.” Plants as slaves? You know someone’s going to say it.

01/21/15 • 03:43 PM • FoodScience(3) Comments

Mischiefs of Faction: Looking presidential - reaction to the 2015 State of the Union.

The forty-fourth president is confronting the fact that his presidency has not only changed policy, but also changed politics, and not entirely in ways he would have chosen. He’s laying the groundwork for his legacy and his successor. And he’s made ambitious proposals that have no chance of being passed, because that’s how second terms tend to go, especially during contentious divided government.

01/21/15 • 01:30 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

The Luminous Landscape: Time For A Change.

A redesign. Clean, simple.

01/21/15 • 01:24 PM • DesignPhotographyProgramming • No Comments

Coconino National Forest: FS seeking info on vandalism.

If you can identify any of these individuals, won’t you help the Forest Service out?

01/21/15 • 12:33 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryLawScience1 Comment

Meetings early.

Links later. Snowing, not hard yet, but forecasts are for a decent amount (3-8”). NWS isn’t being definite about our immediate area, being on the edge between E/W and mountains.

01/21/15 • 09:18 AM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Bruce Clay’s 2015 Predictions for the SEO Industry.

BC’s always ridden the top of the SEO industry. You know I don’t like SEO in general, but he makes good predictions.

01/20/15 • 08:16 PM • GoogleInternet • No Comments

Supercars.net: Cadillac V16 Hartmann Cabriolet.

Click through (top-right).  Oh my.

01/20/15 • 05:51 PM • DesignHistoryVehicles(2) Comments

Lightroom Killer Tips: A Quick (but very powerful) Adjustment Brush Tip.

Another “goodie.”

01/20/15 • 05:00 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware1 Comment

Guardian.UK: Benzene found in Montana water supply after Yellowstone oil spill.

Elevated levels of benzene were found in samples taken from a water treatment plant that serves about 6,000 people in the agricultural community of Glendive, near the North Dakota border, officials said.” Leukemia is usually the result of being around benzene. Even just getting it on your skin. Nasty stuff. And yet, “Exxon Mobil is facing state and federal fines of up to $3.4m from the spill. The company has said it spent $135m on the cleanup and other work.” The main water source is likely destroyed. Price tag?

01/20/15 • 04:34 PM • EnvironmentalHealthPolitics1 Comment
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