Importance of Walking

Walking 20 minutes can add to your life.  This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $4000 per month. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.  Now he’s …

The bad news quietly buried during the pandemic

Adobe Stock  – By Zoë Beery, Columbia Journalism Review 2020 May 28 – With the world’s attention glued to the coronavirus pandemic, news about anything else has been slipping farther and farther down the proverbial front page. But that doesn’t mean nothing’s been …

Drone used to safely study an active volcano

By Ben Coxworth 2020 May 25 – The Santa María volcano in Guatemala, Zorn et al. 2020, Nature – Scientific Reports: DOI 10.1038/s41586-020-2212-1 – Active volcanic craters are something that people generally don’t want to get very close to – even if they’re dedicated …

 

What race are the Ainu people of Japan?

  By Alexei Muraki, Updated 2020 Apr 25 – It is generally suggested (through archeological and genetic evidence) that the Ainu (or the ancestors of the Ainu) originated in southern Siberia or somewhere in Central Asia. From there my ancestors migrated to the …

The Weirdest Ideas In History That Somehow Came True

By Jesse Childs – The outlandish ideas of one era can eventually become predictions that come true at a later date. Something that was seen as unfathomable, implausible, or even ludicrous at one point can end up as a part of everyday life over the years. Inventors, scientists, and …

Yogi Berra Quotes

Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that will make you shake your head and smile. 1. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” 2. “We made too many wrong mistakes.” 3. “You can observe a lot just by watching.” 4. “A nickel ain’t worth a …

Long-necked, toothless T.rex cousin unearthed in Australia

By Michael Irving 2020 May 18 – An artist’s impression of the new elaphrosaur, discovered in Victoria, Australia.  Ruairidh Duncan. – Paleontologists in Australia have uncovered a strange new species of dinosaur. This new creature is an elaphrosaur, placing it in the theropod family …

Poimo: An inflatable ebike that fits in a backpack

By Loz Blain 2020 May 12 – The Poimo portable ebike prototype currently needs an external air compressor, but a production model would have that built in.  Tokyo University. – We’ve seen our share of portable ebikes, but this adorable little cutie takes things …

What makes the wind?

2020 May 14  –   By Adam Sokol, Doctoral Student in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington – Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. What …

Importance of Walking

Walking 20 minutes can add to your life.  This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $4000 per month. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.  Now he’s …