Tuesday, January 30, 2007

National Geographic Channel - In the Womb: Animals

The National Geographic Channel has a new series.

"In the Womb: Animals" opens a window into fetal development in the animal kingdom, unlocking mysteries of one of nature's most remarkable journeys.

Visit National Geographic Channel - In the Womb: Animals

Monday, January 29, 2007

Rare Shark on Film

Though this photograph looks like an eel, it's actually a shark.

Japanese marine park captures rare shark on film

TOKYO (Reuters) - A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 600 meters (2,000 ft) or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week.

Read more at Japanese marine park captures rare shark on film - Yahoo! News.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

2057: Discovery Channel

Tonight on the Discovery Channel, a new show premiered.

2057: What would you see and experience if the clocks rolled forward 50 years? In a unique blend of drama and science, this three-part series shows you the world of tomorrow. State-of-the-art computer graphics in combination with a dynamic story line create a world usually only seen in feature films, but with the accuracy and relevance of a documentary. This series is all about opening the window of our future based on science fact, not science fiction.

Learn more and see the next schedule at 2057: Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Earth's Moon Destined to Disintegrate

The important thing to know is that it is likely to happen several billion years from now.

The Sun is midway through its stable hydrogen burning phase known as the main sequence. But when the Sun enters the red giant phase in around 5 billion years things are going to get a lot rougher in the Earth-Moon system.

Read more about this on Yahoo! News.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ancient Reptile Had Two Heads

This one is weird and wild!

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of a young, two-headed marine reptile that lived when dinosaurs still walked the Earth.

Read the full article at Ancient Reptile Had Two Heads - Yahoo! News.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Parent Hacks - Yahoo! Picks

Getting one step up as a new parent can be hard. Here is a good resource for some tricks.

In this modern age of two working parents, long commutes, and not enough time, raising kids ain't what it used to be. Great Grandma is probably not sitting at the dinner table dispensing her wisdom every night, but Parent Hacks could fill in the gaps. Get daily doses of parenting tips organized by kids' ages, activities, and common dilemmas, all submitted by fellow frenzied mommies and daddies. Learn how to stay organized, save some money, and stay healthy—consider it collective knowledge from your electronic-age extended family. And if you have some good advice, share the hack.

Get these handy tips from Parent Hacks. Thanks Yahoo!

Dust of Snow - a poem by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Comet McNaught Movie

Comets are neat!

This frame from a spectacular time lapse movie shows Comet McNaught - the Great Comet of 2007 - sweeping through the inner solar system. The movie frames were recorded from January 12 through Jan 16 by a coronograph onboard the sun-staring SOHO spacecraft. Bright planet Mercury also glides dramatically through the field of view but the Sun itself remains fixed, hidden behind the coronograph's central occulting disk. The broad-tailed comet is so bright it almost overwhelms SOHO's sensitive camera designed to explore the fainter structures in the Sun's outer atmosphere. Comet McNaught's closest approach to the Sun (perihelion on January 12) was only 0.17 astronomical units, or about half the distance between the Sun and Mercury.

To see the video, please visit NASA's page at Comet McNaught Movie.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Things That Are Orange

Here are things that are orange in my daughter's Kindergarten classroom.


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