Weekly News

Hello all! Wednesday is here, and so is my plethora of news stories. Plethora may be a $5 word to describe … well, really more of a random collection of funny titles that caught my eye. Why use one really good word when I can use ten? 🙂

This first story is an example of: “That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-flight-coins-good-luck_us_5953662ce4b05c37bb7a86ce?section=us_weird-news

This is wild.

https://boingboing.net/2017/06/20/rare-video-of-a-white-owl-swim.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=im

We live in the right time to see the coincidence of total solar eclipses. In fact, there is one in August. Gotta love science.

https://www.livescience.com/59608-why-total-solar-eclipses-are-coincidences.html

That will do it for me and my plethora of stories. 🙂 See you again in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back one and all (all being a very general term 😉 ). It is time once again for my magnificent news finds of the week. Gotta say that they run the gamut once again. What can I say? I have a tendency to notice a lot of squirrels.

This first story falls into the giant WTF folder which houses most internet stories. I just don’t even know who…why? I just don’t even.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sourtoe-cocktail-stolen_us_59499a8ee4b0db570d376b98

This next story brought back childhood memories of Robocop. I don’t care if there are practical uses and all that. I’m fully immersed in the potential storylines, and ain’t no one prying my popcorn out of my hands.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dubai-has-robotic-police-officers-and-theyre-amazing_us_5949684ee4b0579a1f39274a?section=us_weird-news

Although I normally seek out science articles for the science, this one got me by applying science to the world of Harry Potter. I am such a dork, but I love it. 🙂

https://www.livescience.com/59542-harry-potter-wizard-genetics.html

What’d I tell you about following squirrels. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello all! It is the second Wednesday in June, and I’m currently basking in my summer break. I hope this post finds you enjoying some aspect of summer as well. There’s very little to dislike about this season. Seriously. Time for some news.

I love the idea of getting to learn more about the stratosphere and use the stratollites to monitor for natural disasters, but why does it take marketing interests to fund something like this? Is KFC really in charge of pushing our knowledge now?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kfc-chicken-sandwich-space_us_59415f2ae4b0d31854868eee?section=us_weird-news

Hazmat crews! *Giggle* Never mind–it’s just poop. *Snort* I am just too much of a child to not love this story.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/geese-disneyland_us_593bb140e4b0c5a35c9fde4a?section=us_weird-news

And rounding out my trifecta of summer-worthy stories, your mother was so right about eating your broccoli. Turns out that it may be the key to stopping Type 2 diabetes. Kudos to doctoral student Annika Axelsson and her colleagues.

https://www.livescience.com/59489-broccoli-compound-sulforaphane-may-treat-type-2-diabetes.html

That’s all folks. 🙂 See you back here in seven.

 

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s Wednesday! And it’s not just any Wednesday, but it is the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means, right? Time to twist and twitter about with other inconsolable insecure writers. We twist. We shout. Man, it’s like a rock-n-roll song or something. *Grin* Come watch.

Our fantastic co-hosts today are: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner! Thanks to all of you rock stars! 🙂

Time for the monthly question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

Not in those words, but would wanting to chuck my entire manuscript along with the computer where it was stored count to any of you? Yeah, I’ve felt that way more than a few times. But the truth is, I never try and stop that sensation. I give in to it for a couple of hours. I may even use chocolate or junk food to indulge the two-year-old inside me that feels that way. But I never let it carry over into another day. What brings me back each and every time is the crazy idea that writing is the most me thing that I do each day, and if I can’t do it, it would felt like I’d lost an appendage. So, you know, I sit my butt back down in chair the next day. And each and every time–so far–it gets better.

A little deep today, huh? Let me fix that with some news. *Grin*

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This first news story just goes to show you that when Dutch wants an egg, he can best “The Drop of Doom.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dog-egg-drop-experiment_us_59381761e4b00610547e358d?section=us_weird-news

Ah … just ah.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/endangered-gorilla-birth-baby-photos_us_59384553e4b00610547eab6f?section=us_weird-news

Science wraps it up with badass women throughout history. Science Fiction does not hold the only “wonder women.”

http://www.livescience.com/59330-beyond-wonder-women-real-female-warriors.html

That’s it for me today. See you back here in seven.

 

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Weekly News

Welcome back! It’s Wednesday once again, and this particular Wednesday the first of my summer break. Did you hear that ecstatic sigh or catch the grin which took over my face? No? You’ll have to take my word for it. Whether you have summer break or not, the news I have for you today may produce either a grin or a sigh for you. Come, take a look.

A very odd tradition, but I was drawn in by the article’s title.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/coopers_us_592f0908e4b09ec37c3133bc?section=us_weird-news

Yet another reason not to live in Florida. Not only do you have to deal with enormous bugs, snakes and massive humidity, but 7-foot alligators in your pool?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gator-found-in-family-pool_us_592ed5f5e4b0e09b11ec8b17?section=us_weird-news

Reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide for the win. Solutions rather than denial. Science rocks.

http://www.livescience.com/59308-facility-captures-carbon-dioxide-from-atmosphere.html

That’s all folks! *Giggle* See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Sorry I’m a day late. I’ve been nursing a sore throat and incredibly-tired body through the last few days of the school year, and I spent most of last evening napping and groggily vegging between naps and bedtime. But I finished my school year, took a nap, and now sit with tea and a strong dose of resolve to get this done. Time for some news.

This first story caused a big ol’ eww to escape my lips. Not going to go, not going to even imagine this icky pop-up cafe. No rats for me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rat-cafe-san-francisco_us_5921e2e0e4b094cdba54d35f?section=us_weird-news

Doesn’t this describe all cats?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/19/529135011/will-someone-please-adopt-this-utter-bastard-of-a-cat

The regurgitation of seeds being an important means of dispersal is important for science, but I really picked this story for the tree-climbing goats. Seriously. I heart science. I can’t make this stuff up.

http://www.livescience.com/59256-spitting-tree-climbing-goats-spread-seeds.html

That’ll do it for me. The act of reading and typing actually helped me feel awake. I’m going to stay here in my office and get some writing done. Yay!

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Weekly News

It is the next to the last Wednesday in May, a rainy Wednesday, and yet near enough to Memorial Day to relax into the rain and sigh. Summer is so close I can taste it. Just a few more inches. Can you picture me army crawling across the final days of the school year, my nails digging into the ground and pulling me along? If not, you’ve never been either a teacher or a student. For everyone else, the clock is ticking. I am ready. Until then, the news.

This first story is a big ol’ shout out to the bear: I get it. I would book it too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/creepy-clown-doll-scares-away-bear_us_5916f066e4b0fe039b34ee8b?section=us_weird-news

This next story gave me all kinds of sensations of a horror movie and not the least bit of creative nudge for scene setting. I get that this is currently an opportunity for the right people, but a part of me wishes it could remain as a creepy tourist attraction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neighborhood-full-of-million-dollar-homes-is-now-an_us_59125bdae4b0e3bb894d5bab?section=us_weird-news

Duh. We have got to improve our collective science understanding. Knowledge is actually valuable, people.

http://www.popsci.com/plastic-arctic-oceans?src=SOC&dom=fb

That’s it for tonight as I slowly peel my fingers from the keyboard and plant them back in the folds of time to claw forward into Thursday. See you in seven.

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