Tag: earth

Feast your Eyes on the Universe

I’m in the last day of a meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be heading back to my new home in Illinois tonight. Sadly, that means I’ll miss the annular eclipse that is about to happen, but I’ll…

In the Clouds

Don’t get me wrong. The night sky is awesome. But I’m totally drawn to the cloud sequences in this lovely timelapse video of the Canary Islands by Daniel López: El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky – Tenerife from Daniel…

The Future of Planet Earth

I have finally reached the last disk of “Planet Earth” which contains a three-part documentary entitled “The Future.”  This was produced in 2006, so yes this is probably old news to most, but bear with me.  I’m always behind on…

What does it mean to be green?

For the past few years now, we’ve been asked to “green” everything, from our cars to our  dish soap.  My stance of environmentalism is that the planet will live on, in some form, no matter what we do to it. …

New York's Hidden Museum

This came up about a week ago, in the midst of all the Darwin Day goodness, on Carl Zimmer’s The Loom. He and photographer Justine Cooper each got to take a tour of the hidden parts of the American Museum…

Geomagnetic Reversal

I received a text message from a family member yesterday asking “Did you ever hear of the polar shift?” Intrigued, I replied that I did, and guessing where this was going, added that, no, we were not in for a…