Scientists in Brazil recently re-discovered a mushroom that is one of the most strongly bioluminescent mushrooms known.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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27% through The Planetary Adventures Of Eric John Stark by Brackett, Leigh on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Have you ever listened to a song and your mind's eye is immediately filled with visuals? David Bowie's classic space epic is one such song for illustrator Andrew Kolb.
Every lyric paints such a vivid picture that he figured "Oh hey, I guess I'll make that into a" children's book.
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"Space Oddity" video starring Lunar Jim as Major Tom.
Monday, August 22, 2011
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But what about comfort sounds? For me, it's the I.T.C. intro (see above). Back in the day, it was the clarion call summoning me from the mundane, uncomfortable world of my awkward adolescent existence to the vibrant worlds of The Muppet Theater, Moonbase Alpha, The Village, and SHADO HQ.
This hit me when I ran across it on my new favorite tumblr blog: Faded Earth.
Faded Earth is a font of old school geekery. Browsing his blog, I felt I had found my long-lost cultural brother. Reading Faded Earth, I ran across Space 1999, Tunnels & Trolls, HPL's Dreamlands. Do yourself a favor, and subscribe.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
For the rest, Britain should remember my favorite P. J. O'Rourke quote: "Hitting things with a stick is the cornerstone of civilization."
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
,,, and as it shall ever be:
When I was a kid, one of my favorite attractions at Disney World was the 20,000 Leagues under The Sea Submarine Voyage. Follow the following link to find out what actually became of 20K's submarines.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
When I first saw the link to this article, I almost passed on it assuming it was about outsourcing, NAFTA, Fareed Zakaria, capitalist Red China, or the plutonomy. What I found was a fascinating article that should be of interest to any history buff, alternate history geek, or world-builder.
Trade is an economic activity, but its greatest impact may be biological. Charles C. Mann on stowaway earthworms, far-flung potatoes and the world made by Columbus.
The Columbian Exchange and the Real Story of Globalization - WSJ.com