Apparently NASA and Google have solidified a year-old relationship that uses Google technology to index and deliver NASA content. From Ars Technica: In the first of many tasks that will be worked on by the new alliance, Google will work with the ARC to make NASA’s information available on the Internet to anyone who wants [...]
From The Scotsman: New research shows people can follow trails across countryside like dogs, using the sense of smell alone. The study, published in Nature magazine, suggests humans are just out of practice at smelling, after people who repeatedly tracked smells across fields became faster and more accurate. (With one story I got to use [...]
Dear readers, Once again I totally forgot about comments waiting for moderation. There were a dozen or more waiting in the queue when I finally got to it just now. If your comment was one of those, I apologize. Sincerely, Captain Oblivious
Ghent, Belgium, is apparently considering naming a street after one of the Filipino Igarot tribe members abandoned by my great-grandfather there, circa 1913. Here’s a recent news story from the Philippines about my mother’s father’s father, Richard Schneidewind, and Timicheg, one of the tribespeople he displayed. Oh, great-grandfather Richard. Sigh.