Category Archives: Science and Nature

A fireplace, and bacon

The title isn’t just the perfect juxtaposition of two perfect things to grab your attention. Nor does it mean I am eating bacon by the fireside.  I just want to pass along a nice tip.  Do you have a fireplace? … Continue reading

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What a wonderful world!

Thanks to my friend Lee for sending me a link to this wonderful video!

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Seven minutes of terror, coming soon to a planet relatively near you

Thanks to Fr. Z for posting this video on his blog…

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Ballouville sunrise

I took this photo two months ago, but didn’t take time to process it until now.

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Where’s the octopus?

I think I may have shared this before, but it’s so awesome it is worth a second viewing. I think the first time I only saw the initial footage; this video includes a fascinating close-up look of octopus skin and … Continue reading

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Should we be investing in space travel technology?

I vaguely remember when the Shuttle program began, and I vividly remember the two tragic accidents of Challenger and Columbia. I believe the space program continues to be of great importance, and I hope that the private sector can pick … Continue reading

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A year ago today: snapping turtle

OK, it was actually a year and two days ago, but I don’t have anything from exactly a year ago… I had arrived at home with my parents in Ballouville only two days before, and all nature came out to … Continue reading

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Glowing Rocks and Dazzling Minerals

Do you like things that glow in the dark? Do you think minerals are marvelous? Do you think that fluorescent rocks are one of God’s coolest inventions? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you … Continue reading

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Can rainbows really be signs from God? (poll included at the end)

Today we had intermittent rain shows and sun… which means, a great opportunity for rainbows! I ran out with my camera and got some photos, including these: This one is a panorama, stitched together from three photos: Seeing this rainbow … Continue reading

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Genetic engineering: “superweeds” etc.

According to an article in the latest Scientific American, …weeds have begun to become resistant to glyphosate, the key ingredient in the widely used Roundup and a chemical that the biggest cash crops have been genetically engineered to withstand. Agricultural … Continue reading

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