Some links, covering the last 4 weeks.
- Projected angular areas of astronomical objects.
- All-too-brief article on a fascinating ocean parasite.
- Quantum mechanics vs gravity. Towards an experimental analysis of the conflict.
- Article on the myth that the War of the Worlds radio adaptation caused mass panic. I’ve heard podcasts on this before, but not a printable article.
- Synaesthetic sex. Brief, but fascinating. (Incidentally, as a personal opinion, I propose that if sex were music, it would be Dusty Wine Bottle by Kíla.)
- New analysis of hwaet in Beowulf. Somewhat vague, but that’s because there’s no real modern equivalent. I don’t think the “how” comparison works. Ask in the comments if you’d like me to expand on that thought.
- “The original language of Winnie the Pooh” (satirical podcast).
- Underwater scenes augmented with human figures, via Christie Wilcox. Would make a nice calendar theme. Favourites: ***********
- The woman who gave birth to rabbits.
- Japanese straw sculptures. It was the mammoth that caught my eye; the gorilla is lovely; the triceratops is a nice try.
- A nice example of scientific stand-up comedy.
- Imaginative scenes, starring sleeping baby.
- British rail journey in 1953, 1983 & 2013. Station interiors change most; railway tracks pretty much stay the same.
- One young girl dressed as all the Doctors for Halloween, and another dressed as a (modified) dalek.
- First-hand account of being an American war drone operator.
- “On consent in romantic relationships” — good starting point for conversation.
- I’ve been having fun browsing this national anthems website. Not ready to report on my favourites yet.