I decided to skip the Late October installment, and this Early November installment is late, but here it is now.
- A curious coincidence concerning the planets.
- Everything you wanted to know about goldfish.
- Chimpanzees plan ahead when it comes to breakfast. (This gave me an idea for a card game, but it needs a lot of work.)
- How humans, birds and grasshoppers breathe.
- Einstein and the nature of reality: a brief history.
- A very nice 3D video from Mars.
In personal news, I recently bought my calendar for 2015. The theme I’ve chosen is a collection of Rob Gonsalves paintings — illusionist paintings in the tradition of M. C. Escher. [Update: larger collection here].
I’ll be going to see James Randi on December 1st. (I decided against the “Meet and Greet” ticket, though; it’s about a hundred dollars extra which is more than I can justify.) In preparation, I’ve rewatched this video from 2010.