Interesting Stuff

 This page is intended to be a location for miscellaneous stuff I think worth knowing about or saving for later reference.  Usually it will be unrelated to anything I am working on, just, as I said, miscellaneous.   

New Scientist article on A Time Traveler’s Guide to Earth — the geologic past great events
Rand Corporation report on the economic advantages of a Israeli-Palestinian two state solution
Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome  

Wow – volcano erupting in Chile:  stunning pictures (BBC link), notice the stars also:  Picture of the Villarrica volcano on 3 March, 2015

New York’s night sky (and other cities) IF there were no city lights.  ny without lights

My high school http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/nyregion/after-closing-schools-a-principal-fights-to-save-a-bronx-high-school.html?ref=todayspaper

Ice flows in Death Valley!  An amazing discovery.  What’s next?-Cactus on Mars?  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rocks-move-death-valley-lake-bed-20140827-story.html

Calls to Use Yucca Mountain as a Nuclear Waste Site, Now Deemed Safe                       http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/us/calls-to-use-a-proposed-nuclear-site-now-deemed-safe.html

 China’s Latest Space Launch Is Next Step in Lunar Ambitions          http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/chinas-latest-space-launch-is-next-step-in-lunar-ambitions/?emc=edit_tnt_20141024&nlid=31740167&tntemail0=yBou

Bound for Pluto with Memories of Triton                 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/science/bound-for-pluto-carrying-memories-of-triton.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well 

36 Hours in Tulum, Mexico — We visited there (including Chichen Itza)  some years ago in a terrific trip.  It is a Mayan Riviera!       http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-tulum-mexico.html?hpw&rref=travel&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Whatever  you think of the NY Times review of the movie, this sentence by A.O. Scott is surely one of the best critic sentences of recent memory:   �The Theory of Everything� tumbles into a black hole of biopic banality         Wow!

How little we understand about how the brain works
 Are we aware?:  Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

Looking for an unusual vacation trip? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/world/a-call-to-save-a-12th-century-minaret-heard-far-and-wide.html?ref=world 

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