Posts filed under “Science”

My 2015 Summer Reading List

Summertime is here. The days are still getting longer, the kids will soon be in camp, the beach beckons. With Memorial Day behind us, we have 12 weeks before Labor Day sneaks up on us.

My goal each year is to read three books a month between the holidays that mark the unofficial start and end of summer. Optimistic, I know, but some of these are slim volumes. Here are the books I have queued up for poolside/beach/hammock/boat/long hot days reading:

Continues here: Books Worth Reading This Summer  

 

 

Category: Books, Economy, Investing, Psychology, Science, Weekend

Mapping the Heavens in 1693

Gemini, Orion, Taurus and other constellations. Cetus, Aquarius, Andromeda. Hercules, Sagittarius and other constellations. Source: David Rumsey

Category: Media, Science

Galaxy Cluster PKS 0745-19

Two jets powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A Source: hubblesite.org via Buzzfeed

Category: Science, Weekend

The Dramatic Rise of Life Expectancy Around the World

Source: Our World In Data

Category: Science, Technology

Nuclear Explosions Since 1945

Source: Radical Cartography h/t Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics, Science, War/Defense

9,000 Years of Selective Breeding Makes Things Delicious

Source: Vox

Category: Science

The Hubble Telescope at 25

Photographing the furthest galaxy, some 13.3 billion lights years away is no problem for the Hubble Telescope. Its been orbiting the earth for 25 years, making some of the biggest discoveries known to man.

Category: Science, Video

Emergence of Network Science

Documentary unfolding the science behind the idea of six degrees of separation. Originally thought to be an urban myth, it now appears that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association. Six degrees of separation is also at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough; that there might be a law which nature uses to organize itself and that now promises to solve some of its deepest mysteries.


Source: Cornell

Category: Science, Video

Asterank: Asteroid Database and Mining Rankings

Click through the source for a full simulation.

Source: Asterank

Category: Digital Media, Science, Video

Slow Light

On an astronomical scale, light is tediously slow:

Source: One Universe at a Time

 

Category: Science, Video, Weekend