Posts filed under “Science”

Time to Order the New Bugs!

I am not what you call an organic gardener. As much as I like to get my hands dirty, plant things and watch them grow, I am not afraid to engage in the occasional bout of chemical warfare with some pests.

However, before I break out Agent Orange, each year around late May/early June, I order some of my favorite bugs.

We release Lady Bugs in the flower garden, and strategically locate a few Praying Mantids Egg Cases. Both seem to keep the pest population down.

Now if I could only find a (non-chemical) solution for Mosquitoes . . .


Category: Science, Weekend

Most Complete Map of the Universe EVER

~~~ Source: Scientists unveil most complete EVER map of the universe that extends to 380 million light years away DAILY MAIL 26th May 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Green Sky: Spectacular Northern Lights

Photographer Stephane Vetter combined six exposures to capture not only two green auroral rings, but also their reflections off Iceland’s largest glacial lake. He took his photographs during a visit to the lake, Jökulsárlón. > click for bigger photo > Source: Green sky at night Spectacular image of the Northern Lights that captures two auroral…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Schoonover: The ‘Miraculous’ Revolution in Neuroscience

Carl E. Schoonover: Portraits of the Mind
swissnex San Francisco

Category: Science, Video

Washington’s Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information.  George – the head writer at Washington’s Blog – is a busy professional and a former adjunct professor. ~~~ Scientists have developed a simple blood test to determine how long you will live. How? By measuring the length of your “telomeres”, the ends of chromosome….Read More

Category: Science, Think Tank

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Solar System Scope: Click & Drag your way through the Cosmos

Fantastic use of a website! > click for interactive site

Category: Science, Weekend

Sitting is Killing You

Via: Medical Billing And Coding Hat tip Lifehacker

Category: Science, Sports, Weekend

New App: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Very cool App for iPad, iPhones, and Android: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory: > click for app

Category: Science, Technology, Weekend

The Coral Triangle

People of the Coral Triangle from James Morgan Photography on Vimeo. From The Coral Triangle website: The Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. It harbours more species than any other marine environment on the planet, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish. It encompasses an area…Read More

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend