Tag Archives: science

Hurryhurryhurry Monday

August 27, 2012


The job has me exhausted lately, with little time or motivation to write on the blogs. The backlog of “necessary” posts is rising while my energy levels are sinking. I’ve been working extra while it’s been plentiful, and another employer decided to test everyone with some very difficult writing pieces, while at the same time […]

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Leave It to Me to Get the Rebellious Bugs That Defy Science

June 16, 2012


While sitting at my desk, I heard some annoying buzzing in the window next to me. I inspected the sill, and discovered a very strange bug. It looked like… well, it had the head of an ant, the thorax of a honeybee, and the abdomen of a beetle! WEIRD!!! I’d never seen anything like it […]

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The Paper Airplane Guy

June 7, 2012

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As a kid, I LOVED paper airplanes. I could never make them correctly. Mine were always haphazardly folded, crumpled, and they always flew wonky. They never seemed to make it past my nose. The guy in the video, John Collins, has perfected paper airplane performance. It’s not for nothing he’s called The Paper Airplane Guy. […]

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26 Years Ago….

April 26, 2012


Do any of you guys remember what happened April 26, 1986? I was a teenager, just becoming aware of the world around me and what a big, scary place it could be. I remember very well what happened that day: The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in the Russian satellite country of the Ukraine. While it is […]

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Tusk-an Raiders

March 31, 2012


Ladies and gentlemen, THAT is a narwhal tusk. What is a narwhal, you ask? It’s a sea creature. It is something between a small whale and a large seal. The narwhal has a tusk. It’s actually a tooth gone wild. A front tooth grows like mad and develops into this crazy-long sword. Cartoon images of […]

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Creepy iPhone Apps

December 13, 2011

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We’ve all heard the lavish, glorious praises of the iPhone. But what about the “dark side” of the apps out there? If you have stayed up late, pondering what evil lurks in the App Store, wonder no more. I have done the legwork for you, peeps. I’ve cut out the perverted and the obscene because […]

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Time Lapse Video from International Space Station

November 16, 2011

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I know I’ve had a lot of videos this week. But WOW this is another stellar one, especially when you enlarge the video to fill the screen. It’s a time lapse video taken by the guys at the International Space Station, from April 2011 to October 2011. I have never wanted to be an astronaut… […]

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Amazing Starling Mumuration on Video

November 10, 2011


You guys have got to see this video! It’s just…. stunning. No one knows why starlings (also called grackles) flock together like this. There’s even a special name for it: murmuration. The results is a breath-taking black ballet in the sky. Some girls were paddling along the River Shannon in Ireland and happened to catch […]

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This Challenge is For the Dogs!

August 26, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hills Pet Nutrition for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This is for all you dog owners: Hill’s Healthy Mobility Challenge. At the Hill’s Pet Nutrition website, you can learn all about the best nutrition for your dog (and quite a number of other […]

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Are These Scientists FOR REAL???

August 22, 2011


Update: A friend informed me of a followup to this story which was featured on several news publications. Apparently, the study in this story was just a “diversionary” project and not officially launched (so to speak) by NASA or any official body. Which is a relief. So please take the following as a work of […]

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