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Rock n’ Roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. Police in Missouri where he has been living said, “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as … Continue reading

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Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback whales

In a mysterious change to their normal behaviour, humpback whales are forming massive groups of up to 200 animals.Humpbacks aren’t normally considered to be terribly social. They are mostly found alone, in pairs, or sometimes in small groups that disband … Continue reading

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After the Quake and Fire of ’06

Two views I’ve never seen of the aftermath of the Quake and Fire of 1906. “Russian and Telegraph hills from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco.” “Palace Hotel, Market Street, San Francisco.” After the Earthquake and Fire the hotel was razed … Continue reading

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Galactic Lens Shows Quad-Quasar View

Explanation: An odd thing about the group of lights near the center is that four of them are the same distant quasar. This is because the foreground galaxy — in the center of the quasar images and the featured image … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing Pachyderms!

Okay, not really ‘yarn bombing’ since it’s not done surreptitiously but from a practical standpoint I’d still say that wrapping Asian elephants in knitted wool sure comes close to it for its inherent coolness. Below is a short video showing elephants being given beautiful … Continue reading

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What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Wall on the Mexican Border

Much of the resistance to Drumpf’s edicts comes not from the media, or Democrats, or the millions of people who voted against him, it comes from science. You know, actual facts, not ‘alternative’ (i.e. made up) facts. Many of the … Continue reading

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Aurora Australis in Red

Red Aurora Over Australia Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN) Explanation: Why would the sky glow red? It’s the Aurora Australis which like its Borealis sister in the Northern Hemisphere is normally green. But a solar storm in 2012, … Continue reading

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New Ancient Otter Species Was the Size of a Wolf

Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and that is among the largest otter species known. … Continue reading

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(Get Your .Gifs) on Route 66

Natalie Slater was inspired after taking her Mother Road Revisited project to Houston Foto Fest to make .gifs out of her images from the exhibition. Below are a few of the 30+ images. They start with older photographs (ca.1930-1970) and dissolve to her 2013 pictures. All were taken along Route 66 … Continue reading

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Pineapple Express Soaks California 

An atmospheric river has been flooding California and other parts of the western United States with rain and snow for nearly a week. Precipitation could be measured in feet rather than inches in some locations, and rivers and valleys filled … Continue reading

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