“…I am the weapon.” This pearl of wisdom has been proven true time and again, with the most recent case occurring in Afghanistan. In 2016 Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, of the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for killing thirty Taliban fighters with various weapons he had to hand. Outnumbered … Continue reading “These are the Tools…”
Check out this article on the Carrington Event, readers: When the Northern Lights were so Powerful they Started Fires in Observation Equipment Sep 16, 2018 Reed Des Roches Auroras, also known as northern lights, are a phenomenon that causes brilliant and colorful lights that shine in the sky. The bright green and red glows can … Continue reading The Beauty and Danger of the Aurora Borealis
I love dinosaurs. No matter how far back in her memory this author delves, alongside the unicorns, dragons, and princesses, she finds dinosaurs. These enormous “thunder lizards” captured my imagination like no other animal on the planet. From Dinotopia to the televised series The Lost World of Arthur Conan Doyle, I could not get enough … Continue reading Jurassic Florida
Scientists have discovered that the Greenland shark – also known as the gurry or grey shark – may live to be four hundred years old. It may even have a longer lifespan than that. So far they haven’t been able to pin it down. But the oldest specimen they have is calculated to be either … Continue reading No Need for Dentures Here!
I cannot count the number of times I listened to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” over the years. While it is not one of my favorite songs, the beat is catchy and very, very hard to dispel once it has set up residence in the mind. This can make it annoying after a … Continue reading “We Didn’t Start the Fire…”
It is things like that that make me wish there were more scientists who would ask whether the world is better off following certain animals’ extinction. Can you imagine how many crops would be trampled and/or eaten by wandering Brachiosaurs, readers? I love dinosaurs as much as the next author, but really, who wants to … Continue reading Cloning Cave Lions – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Take a look at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s plans for their very own moon rover, readers! It’s a pretty little machine that looks as practical as anything else they have designed. Hmm, wonder if they would be willing to take on a passenger someday? 😀 Japan's Moon Rover Will Be Made By Toyota on … Continue reading Japan’s Moon Rover