Archive for the ‘Science and nature’ Category

Up close and personal with a tsunami

March 13, 2012

Amazing footage from the tsunami that hit Japan just over a year ago. It comes from the dashcam of a delivery vehicle.

Hat tip to Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online.


Early color photography

January 4, 2012

I didn’t know they had color — excuse me, colour — photography in the early 20th century. From the Daily Mail. Just ignore the celebrity gossip in the right hand column.

When I was born . . . .

November 2, 2011

The BBC will also tell you where you fall in the world’s population.

A science joke

September 23, 2011

“We don’t allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here,” said the bartender.

A neutrino walks into a bar.

(From Natasha Simons via Mike Potemra at National Review Online.)

Fiery doughnut

August 21, 2011

.357 magnum. Short barrel. Big flash.

No more Mister Nice Bunny

August 12, 2011

Einstein’s Refrigerator

July 19, 2011

Albert Einstein patented a refrigeration process. Who knew?  Physics teacher Steve Silverman gives the scoop in Einstein’s Refrigerator: And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History.

Clean water for everyone

July 16, 2011

Super sand” — sand coated with graphite by a not-too-difficult process — makes a cheap, effective and accessible water filter. It’s too soon to get very excited just yet, but this could become a historic breakthrough leading to better health around the world. Hat tip to Instapundit.

Words I never thought I would type

May 19, 2011

Australian feral camels

360 degree view of the night sky

May 13, 2011

A beautiful interactive photo montage here. Hat tip to Michael Totten, guestblogging at Instapundit.

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