Activate super cuteness, with a dash of simultaneous amazement! This incredibly short video shows a hummingbird in his sleep making a familiar – albeit very high-pitched – noise, readers: Snoring hummingbird - Super Cute Animals - BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uEfmQt34Nc Never thought I would see or hear this, and I will bet that you didn’t, either. Enjoy… Continue reading Snoring in One’s Sleep
Working Beneath the Surface – Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, and the 1927 film Metropolis
Three of the most influential episodes to affect my writing that have stayed with me even though I may forget the exact details of each, are from two of my favorite franchises. These are Stargate SG-1’s* “Beneath the Surface” and Star Trek: Voyager’s* two-part installment titled “Workforce.” Both episodes are modeled on the 1927 German… Continue reading Working Beneath the Surface – Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, and the 1927 film Metropolis
Surprisingly Good for Your Health
Provided you can find the right person, of course. Click the link to learn more, readers! New research shows marriage makes women happier and healthier fizkes / Shutterstock Many people today wonder whether marriage is really necessary. Judging by statistics on marriage rates, particularly among younger adults, it is an institution that no longer holds a… Continue reading Surprisingly Good for Your Health
Sorry, readers, but that joke was begging to be written. Enjoy the article! Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable? An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Publication Date: January 6, 2023 The ancient Romans were masters of engineering, constructing… Continue reading Concrete Evidence
Pink Fairy – Armadillos?!
Click the link to learn more about these amazing creatures, readers! How the Enchanting, Elusive Pink Fairy Armadillo Became One Scientist’s Obsession A conservation biologist in Argentina once hosted one of the animals in her living room, but finding them in the wild has proven far more difficult. BY JAMES HALL JANUARY 26, 2023 IN THE… Continue reading Pink Fairy – Armadillos?!
I used to play with these critters as a little shaver. They are indeed pests, and if you live in Virginia, you might see them – and their huge silken “tents” (no, those aren’t spider webs!) – this year. They can spin them large enough to be visible from the roadside. Click the link to… Continue reading Tent Caterpillars
Worlds Full of Water
Check this out, readers! 2 alien water worlds with oceans 500 times deeper than Earth’s Posted by Paul Scott Anderson January 2, 2023 Astronomers said in December 2022 that they’ve identified the first true water worlds, unlike any in our solar system. These exoplanets are both slightly larger than Earth. Yet their density lies between that of a rocky world… Continue reading Worlds Full of Water
Trees that Walk
This is fascinating, readers! Check it out! The Walking Trees of Ecuador: They Reportedly Move Up to 20 Meters Per Year Wednesday 12, 2022 A species of palm tree is perhaps the only mobile tree on this planet. Socratea Exorrhiza, a tree that grows in a remote part of Ecuador can, reportedly, walk – yupp,… Continue reading Trees that Walk
How Men’s Brains React to Becoming Fathers
This is fascinating, readers. Check it out! First-time fathers' brains SHRINK by up to 2% after the birth of their baby - but it can actually help them connect with their child, study finds Previous studies show motherhood can change the structure of women's brains Researchers set out to see if this was also the… Continue reading How Men’s Brains React to Becoming Fathers
This is so cool! Follow the link to learn more, readers: The Dragon Storm Photojournal: PIA06197 Published: February 24, 2005 A large, bright and complex convective storm that appeared in Saturn's southern hemisphere in mid-September 2004 was the key in solving a long-standing mystery about the ringed planet. Saturn's atmosphere and its rings are shown… Continue reading Saturn’s Storm