This weeks links are about Mars, the fact that your TV is spying on you, among other things. First, the state of the nation (not good):
Week 13 and we’ve already started the normalizing.
Onto the link:
No picture this week, instead enjoy this trailer for Bill Nye’s new Netflix show. I can’t wait.
Happy week between Christmas and New Years! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I know I did. If you don’t celebrate, I hope you enjoyed your Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Sunday. Happy New Year and may 2017 be better than 2016 (#lol).
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. Here are three politic-related (in a way) links and one that is not.
Two links from the same site this week. I try not to do it that often, but this week it couldn’t be helped. Both articles are great.
Over a period of six orbits on on February 3, 2012, the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument enough time to gather the pixels for this synthesized view of Earth showing North Africa and southwestern Europe. Image by Norman Kuring, NASA GSFC, using dat from the VIIRS instrument abore Suomi NPP (Source)
Today’s links are about the brain and true crime, enjoy.
- Boy Interrupted: One Man’s Desperate Quest to Cure His Son’s Epilepsy—With Weed (Wired)
- The Wetsuitman: Last winter two bodies were found in Norway and the Netherlands. They were wearing identical wetsuits. The police in three countries were involved in the case, but never managed to identify them. This is the story of who they were. (Dagbladet)
That Oliver Sacks article might make you cry, FYI. Also, if you’ve never read one of his books, you totally should. He’s an excellent author.
This is a African Fennec Fox, The Cleveland Zoo has one of these. They just had one of these on a local morning tv program. The zoo handler said they are about 3lbs. They have the big ears because it keeps them cool in Africa. (photo & caption (c) yvonne n)
Today’s links deal with issues of death, chemistry and awesomeness. Who knew?
Elements with the greatest supply risk. Red is high, blue is low.