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
Wow – volcano erupting in Chile: stunning pictures (BBC link), notice the stars also:
New York’s night sky (and other cities) IF there were no city lights.
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®ion=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®ion=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!
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