Posts filed under “Science”

Happy Solstice 2015

A few interesting factoids about the Summer Solstice:

1. Its the 1st day Of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere)
2. The Summer Solstice is also the Winter Solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere).
3. This year, it falls on June 21. But that’s not always true. It occurs when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. It varies between June 20-22.
4. The word “Solstice” is means “sun” and “staying,” or “the sun standing still.”
5. Around noon on the solstice, your shadow will be the smallest it is all year.
6. In some places, there’s constant sunlight.
7. Solstice has been celebrated for centuries.

 

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Category: Digital Media, Science

Source: NASA From NASA: A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared…Read More

Category: Science

Climate Modeling to Portfolio Implementation

Source: Mercer

Category: Investing, Science

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep

Source: Mic

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Science

Prepare Your Portfolio to take Advantage of Climate Change

A new Mercer research report, “Investing in a Time of Climate Change,” is fascinating for what it is (and isn’t): a pure investment thesis, not a screed on science or politics. The report is especially timely, given a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report showing the so-called global-warming hiatus was the result of an error in…Read More

Category: Investing, Science

30 Species, 30 Pieces

Gorgeous interactive set of graphics from Species in Pieces an interactive exhibition turned study into 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species:

 

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Category: Digital Media, 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…Read More

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