My recommendations from the Internet. The first two involve opportunities that will soon expire. The rest of my selection follows.
- On his Australian tour, Phil Plait will be speaking in Adelaide on August 14. I’ve booked two tickets. Hoping to take Dad.
- I am backer #288 on this Kickstarter project (physics board game). My contribution is $15. Only a few days to go.
- This article on Denisovans contains some details I didn’t know.
- Interesting opinion piece about drawing dinosaurs.
- Everything you wanted to know about lionfish.
- I’m not in the least bit surprised by this, having often watched cockatoos display relevant skills in the wild.
- A perfectly accurate description of the sea pig.
- Pairs of antipodal Google street view locations: here/here; here/here; here/here. (I used this tool to help me find them, but had to locate them on Google manually.)
- History of computers, in pictures.
- I like this nebula photo, particularly the raven-headed witch on the left.
- Mechanical magician.
- Original Doctor Who theme music, slowed down. (Listen in dark room. Would work well in a planetarium.)
- Stuffing Lonesome George.