Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Giant Worms!

I just read a news story about Idaho's giant Palouse earthworm. Researchers at the University of Idaho have captured two live specimens: the adult is almost a foot long, and the juvenile is around seven inches long. Furthermore, they appear to be translucent, so their internal organs are clearly visible. Wow!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Volcano in Iceland

A friend at work sent around the following link of the volcano that is currently erupting in Iceland. This is truly amazing footage.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How Autistic Artists See the World

I was particularly interested in the following story, because I know Jesse Park, the first artist in the slide-show.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Language of the Ancient Scots

Last week, I read about a new discovery involving the Picts, an ancient tribe of people who lived in what is now Scotland between 300 and 843 A.D. Apparently, researchers have determined that the engravings on stones -- the Pictish stones -- may be the written language of the Picts, an "Iron-Age society." Cool.