The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates – Atlas Obscura

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before. When he shoots deserts—which he does primarily in the Moroccan Sahara and Canary Islands—Tombolini explores in a 4×4 and either sets up camp or stays in the nearest village. “GPS is a huge help as once night comes in, the place changes radically and directions that seemed… Read More

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness. Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of…

Mr America and American Manhood | Man-Pulp Mags

Joe Weider and his brother Ben – founders of the modern fitness and bodybuilding industry – also published Men’s Fitness and Adventure magazines in the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Kinda like “pulp novels” but in magazine form.  Topics ranged from sports and crime to the Korean War.  “You too can have muscles” to avoiding smoking and the… Read More

Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster —  a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. Many of these galaxies are elliptical types, as is the brighter of the two galaxies dominating this image: NGC 4860 (center). -credit: ESA/NASA Hubble nasa.gov: Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots,… Read More

FACT CHECK: Is This a ‘Lava Moon’ Melting Into a Waterfall?

A picture purportedly showing the moon “melting” into a waterfall frequently draws “oohs and ahhs” as it gets passed around on social media: credits: waterfall by @markian.b & moon by @NASA via @unsplash (CC0)   snopes.com:  Is This a ‘Lava Moon’ Melting Into a Waterfall?   and here it is animated in a post from YouTube      

Skull-Shaped Asteroid to Pass by Earth After Halloween

It’s further away than it was the last time it flew by and it doesn’t really look like a skull anymore   – here it is…..the image above is an ‘enhanced’ version msn.com: Skull-shaped asteroid to pass by Earth after Halloween   credit for featured skull asteroid image:   2015-tb145-skull-asteroid-credit-ja-penas-sinc-1120  

Vivienne Westwood Spring | Summer 2019

    Vivienne Westwood was on the scene during Britain’s early Punk years.  She was part of the “anti-everything” movement the music and the Punks embraced. Fashions she presented during the show were often gender-neutral in the sense that men and women could wear whatever they want without the constricting rules of society. The fashions… Read More

Hurricane Florence As It Was Making Landfall

Hurricane Florence is pictured from the International Space Station as a category 1 storm as it was making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Picture 1 nasa.gov: Hurricane Florence as it was making landfall Hurricane Florence is pictured from the International Space Station as a category 1 storm as it was making landfall near Wrightsville… Read More