Thursday, September 14th
Oysters, a delicacy eaten on most coastlines of the world, are a multi-billion-dollar industry. They also are intriguing to study from a health perspective. Today a deadly herpes virus is threatening Pacific oysters, the world’s most popular and valuable oyster species. It is almost certain to spread more widely in our globally connected world.
Thursday, Sep 14th 2017 (12:00am)
The Eastern Sierra Mountain Range offers an extremely diverse range of unique natural features, from some of the oldest living trees in the world to extraordinary desert arches. Beyond its incredible terrain, this area of California also offers stunning, vivid views of the Milky Way and the night sky.
This short clip, <2 minutes, is in very high quality. View it full screen.
Thursday, Sep 14th 2017 (12:00am)
Wednesday, September 13th
Tuesday, September 12th
Friday, Sep 15 will be Cassini's last day as it is sent to burn up in Saturn's atmosphere. It's a sad day but necessary so that Earthly microbes do not infect the heavenly bodies.
Here are a couple of short (under five minutes each) clips to help us remember the past 20 year of glory of this mission.
The New York Times clip -and- The NASA clip via Twitter
Monday, September 11th
* The credit reporting firm said Thursday it detected a data breach in July that affects 143 million consumers.
* Consumer advocates are lashing out at Equifax for requiring arbitration.
Equifax has come under fire for attempting to bind consumers to mandatory arbitration when signing up for the monitoring service — called TrustedID Premier — thereby forcing them to give up their right to join a class-action case.
Monday, Sep 11th 2017 (9:44am)
Sunday, September 10th
Saturday, September 9th
Friday, September 8th
New York-based company Construction Robotics has developed a semi-automated brick-laying robot called the Semi-Automated Mason, or SAM, that is capable of laying more than 3,000 bricks a day, compared to the 1,000 bricks laid by the best human masons.
Friday, Sep 8th 2017 (12:00am)
Thursday, September 7th
Steal This Book is a book written by Abbie Hoffman. Written in 1970 and published in 1971, the book exemplified the counterculture of the sixties. The book sold more than a quarter of a million copies between April and November 1971.
The book, in the style of the counterculture, mainly focused on ways to fight the government, and against corporations in any way possible. The book is written in the form of a guide to the youth. Hoffman, a political and social activist himself, used many of his own activities as the inspiration for some of his advice in Steal This Book.
If you don't mind a lot of scrolling or using the FIND function within whatever you're reading, here is the entire book for your perusal.
Thursday, Sep 7th 2017 (12:01am)
Wednesday, September 6th
Satellite images and computer projections that you see on the TV news doesn't quite give you the impression of how huge this storm system is. You need a low Earth orbit perspective.
Wednesday, Sep 6th 2017 (7:24pm)
Tuesday, September 5th
A seven-year-old school girl had a legendary holiday after pulling a giant four-foot sword from the Cornish Lake where Arthur threw Excalibur. Matilda Jones was wading through water waist-deep at Dozmary Pool when she stumbled across the blade underwater. Ironically, her father Paul Jones, 51, had recounted the story of King Arthur to Matilda and her sister Lois, four, moments before the discovery.
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: arothman
They were designed in a more innocent age and with the best of intentions. With this wire enclosure, parents didn't need to leave the house to give their children a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. The only problem was that the cage was suspended precariously off the side of a building.
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am)
Monday, September 4th
First, we have a bunch of ferrets in a kiddie pool filled with packing peanuts. Trust me, I've had a couple of these guys and their curiosity is both endless and amusing.
Next, we have a trio of housecats that have been trained to react to their humans shaking up a can of ready made whipped cream. Obviously, just as addicting as catnip.
Monday, Sep 4th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Chuck E. Cheese tokens are for arcade games, not paying your overdue book fines, one local library is reminding its patrons. The Peabody Institute Library, which is the public library for the town of Danvers, took to Facebook this week to spread the word.
Monday, Sep 4th 2017 (12:00am)
Are you a vampire?
Nothing! Player's off!
Doctor Strange (2016)
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