Archive for February, 2008

29
Feb
08

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Website

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Near and dear to my heart, this is. Bill got his start here in the Pacific NW, just outside my backdoor in the Emerald City (Seattle). On that fine old show, Almost Live, as “Speedwalker,” among other things.

The following Speedwalker segment was filmed in that monstrosity of a bygone day, the Kingdome (it was razed in 2000, to be replaced by Qwest Field).

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29
Feb
08

Giant “sea monster” fossil discovered in the Arctic

A massive prehistoric sea reptile that was longer than a humpback whale and had teeth the size of cucumbers has been found by fossil hunters on a remote Arctic island…

Read the full article at nationalgeographic.com

Sea Monster

29
Feb
08

The largest known star

Prepare to get very, very, very small.

http://www.techdo.com/images/largest-know-star.htm 

29
Feb
08

an eye in the sky

This is the “Helix Nebula,” 700 light-years distant from the Earth. Our sun will enter its old age in similar fashion, some five-billion years hence.

View a larger image at nasa.gov, and read more about it. 

The Helix Nebula

29
Feb
08

The World’s Smallest sculptures

By Willard Wigan, “microsculptor.” The Wizard of Oz in the eye of a needle, below. More here.

The Wizard of Oz

28
Feb
08

Flying Spaghetti Monster Treats

Or simply “FSM Treats.” With working, 100% edible Googly eyes, the production of which is explicitly detailed at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

FSM Treat

28
Feb
08

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 1 A.D – 1154 A.D

Online

…Sixty winters ere that Christ was born, Caius Julius, emperor of
the Romans, with eighty ships sought Britain. There he was first
beaten in a dreadful fight, and lost a great part of his army.
Then he let his army abide with the Scots (6), and went south
into Gaul. There he gathered six hundred ships, with which he
went back into Britain. When they first rushed together,
Caesar’s tribune, whose name was Labienus (7), was slain. Then
took the Welsh sharp piles, and drove them with great clubs into
the water, at a certain ford of the river called Thames….