If you’re in the northeast US, look above for the Northern Lights! They may be there

I saw some pale Northern Lights near Quebec, Canada. They are definitely worth making an effort to see if the skies are clear and they're not obscured by nearby bright lighting. https://people.com/human-interest/northern-lights-visible-in-us/ Breathtaking Northern Lights May Be this link opens in a new tab MARIANA SUAREZ/AFP/Getty The spectacle will occur thanks to a unique geomagnetic storm … Continue reading If you’re in the northeast US, look above for the Northern Lights! They may be there

It MATTERS if you stop using plastic bags

If the concept of making One More Decision makes you cringe, I'll make it easy.  Use the link below and never use another plastic bag. These reusable bags were their first product and they're still the most useful. They're made out of washable rip-stop material with 40% recycled content. The standard size Baggu Bag holds … Continue reading It MATTERS if you stop using plastic bags

A few changes in violin design and construction could raise quality

For many decades, the key criteria for having a violin with beautiful sound was to have an instrument built by one of less than half a dozen makers during a period of thirty years or so, hundreds of years ago. Any other source or style was, almost by definition, inferior. This researcher and lover of … Continue reading A few changes in violin design and construction could raise quality

Exciting news about the moon

https://bgr.com/2019/03/11/water-on-the-moon-surface-lunar-regolith/ SPACE Scientists found moving water on the Moon Mike Wehner @MikeWehner March 11th, 2019 at 11:07 PM The Moon apparently isn’t nearly as dry as scientists once thought. That’s the message from researchers using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to detect water molecules and the behavior of the moisture over the course of a … Continue reading Exciting news about the moon

About time for women players to get equal pay and treatment for such excellence

I've been amazed by their patience. Their treatment during the last World Cup was horrendous including requiring them to play on artificial turf while their less successful male colleagues were Always playing on real grass. This is not a small matter as the surface affects injuries as well as the ability to perform. This is … Continue reading About time for women players to get equal pay and treatment for such excellence

Neat new scientifically based board game about birds

Click thru for photos: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/science/wingspan-board-game-elizabeth-hargrave.html? ​   She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off. How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds. After playing too many games that didn't match her interests, Elizabeth Hargrave, the creator of Wingspan, decided to make one: “Wouldn’t it … Continue reading Neat new scientifically based board game about birds

Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/why-plastic-doesnt-dry-in-the-dishwasher-and-other-information-about-cleaning-it/2019/03/04/68eb096e-3ab9-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html?utm_term=.15cf7e1b6051 Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher, and other information about cleaning it (iStock) By Laura Daily March 5 “Just one word: plastics.” While Dustin Hoffman’s character in “The Graduate” may have inwardly cringed at the thought, plastic indeed was the future. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape the ubiquitous product. Nor can … Continue reading Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean