Recovery In Progress

What you’re told, in the management books, is that after a planned fire, everything comes back just fine.  Wild fires tend to be hotter, get out of control faster, and do more damage because they occur in the hottest weather when fire departments hope to goodness no fires start.   There are enthusiasts for “prescribed fires.”  Read More…

Miracle Rain: Recovery Starts

Ten days after the fire, and two days since any rain–but the 1.75 (approx) inches had a wonderful effect and revealed that for some of the burnt areas, the burn didn’t go below the surface.   Image brightened to show the green bits more clearly Some areas are still all black, but some have little Read More…

Sticking the Landing: SpaceX

SpaceX deserves its own post here, to say “YAY!! Congratulations!” for sticking the landing on the barge today.    This is my favorite video of the flight so far:  http://tinyurl.com/zlcf38g   Boo hiss to those who celebrated the four failures and the ones who today (on Twitter, for instance)  claimed the landing was just reverse video.   No, Read More…

Done

Well, probably. Sortakinda done. At 1:30 this afternoon, I made my final staggering plunge through the muck and mire to the finish line, having untangled various tangles and discovered yet more typos. I’d been up until 2:30 am Friday morning (NOT, mutter mutter, going out to photograph peak bluebonnets and plains nipple cactus, mutter mutter) Read More…

Monday Science on Twitter

A few more science accounts to follow on Twitter.   Fascinating views of our planet from space, and how these data are used down below: https://twitter.com/NASAEarthData.  Fascinating views of  dwarf planet Ceres: https://twitter.com/NASA_Dawn.   Variety of interesting geological bits and pieces at the US Geological Service account; today it’s induced seismicity.  https://twitter.com/USGS Interested in monarch migration?  Join Read More…

Implants and Implications

All the Vatta books include characters who have cranial implants that enhance their mental abilities and characters who are opposed to implants as a form of “humodification” that makes the user less human and more machine.   Having or not having an implant creates social expectations and has legal implications as well. Not all implants are Read More…

Trifling Humor

This is a link to a  Storify of Twitter posts yesterday and…it’s hilarious. 7FZrl$Jn602ErEJ(BX    Or,  if you like long URLs: https://storify.com/lizrothjohnson/biologistspacefacts?utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_a0x2Q&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter