Weekly News

Welcome back to the final Wednesday of 2016. It has most definitely been a wild ride this year, but the science news I have is proof that it is still quite a remarkable time to be alive. Wait for it. It’s worth a hint of patience because the other stories are good, too. 🙂

I laughed so hard my sides hurt. I think I’ll watch it again when I check how this posts. So funny!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/planet-earth-with-human-screams_us_585d42a4e4b0de3a08f505eb?section=us_weird-news

Yet another time where I need to ask: People need to be told not to do something so stupid? Really?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/frozen-lake-golf-ice-sweden_us_5860dfbee4b0eb586486cfd7?section=us_weird-news

You’ve been patient, haven’t you? The ISS teemed up with our fantastic earth to demonstrate the beauty of our home.

http://www.livescience.com/57318-incredible-earth-pics-snapped-from-space-station-in-2016-video.html

That’ll do it for me and 2016. Next time you read this page, it will be 2017. Which means, I’ll see you next year.

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Weekly News

Welcome to Christmas Eve four times removed, or would it be three times? Whatever. Hi there. It’s Wednesday yet again and time for some news tidbits to tantalize your taste buds. I bet that made you hungry for chocolate more than news, huh? Tis the season for that as well.

I don’t have chocolate for you, but I do have news.

This first one had me at first asking who would have a life-size mannequin seat-belted in their car. Once I read further, I understood. But what I don’t get is the kind of dipstick who could not predict having that kind of mannequin belted in could lead where it led. Was he really surprised the cops busted into his car? Some people refuse to think outside their own little bubbles.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/police-frozen-woman-mannequin_us_58566e8fe4b08debb7898d34?section=us_weird-news

This will probably gross most people out, and I must admit that the worm ones look awful. But … I have eaten a cricket stir-fry that was good. It was at a science conference, and it was well done. The crickets added a crunch without adding the funky flavor I expected.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bug-infested-holiday-food_us_5859bd6fe4b0eb58648476bf?section=us_weird-news

Last but not least, science. This new study shows that motherhood not only improves your life but may also streamline the brain. I like thinking of my brain remodeling into a sleeker, better model of itself because of my son. A few months of poor memory and bad sleep is worth all of this and more.

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/motherhood-might-actually-improve-memory

That’ll do it for me tonight. Merry Christmas to all of you out there who celebrate this weekend. Happy Holidays to everyone who celebrates one of the assortment of other holidays which take place this week and weekend. 🙂

 

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Weekly News

Welcome back, Wednesday! It’s a bumpy day as a rule, but today was quite smooth. It’s probably the pre-break sedative effect. Two more days! Time for some news.

I know it is incredibly juvenile and the guy most definitely lost IQ points, but the slo-mo is so cool.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/slow-motion-soccer-face_us_584ec200e4b04c8e2bb096e8?section=us_weird-news

Following along with the theme of cool posts, this guy’s holiday decorations. Holy cow!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/acdc-christmas-lights-thunderstruck_us_584e5cbfe4b0bd9c3dfd5b02?section=us_weird-news

In science news, a mesmerizing 1st place video which  is not only stunning but furthers our science understanding. Brilliant!

http://www.livescience.com/57207-nikon-small-world-video-awards-2016.html

That’ll do it for me tonight. See you back here in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

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(Sorry for the crappy formatting on the first half of this post. WordPress refuses to let me paragraph until I get halfway down the page. Argh…)
It’s the first Wednesday yet again. Time for another posting for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Our fabulous co-hosts this month are: Jennifer Hawes,Jen Chandler,Nick Wilford,Juneta Key,JH Moncrieff,Diane Burton, and MJ Fifield!
And the question this month: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?
In five years I foresee myself sitting in front of my computer pumping our book number five with a shelf full of my first four and a wall full of recognition in the form of articles, interviews and New York Times listings.  No delusions of grandeur here.
The path I plan on taking is one I’ve already begun. I will write daily, revise, rewrite, revise some more, take in critique, read, revise some more, query, revise some more, etc …
Think it’ll work? I do. 🙂

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Time for a tasty bit of December news.

How do these people have so much free time to a) actually search out random crap like this and b) attempt, record and share random, stupid crap like this?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/super-sage-apple-challenge_us_58433132e4b0c68e048129bd?section=us_weird-news

This makes me happy. So many good people out there trying to make a difference in the world. I always get extra mushy close to Christmas.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Wyoming-police-to-dole-out-donated-money-for-good-10690798.php

In science news this week, something that blew my mind in terms of marrying the essence of humanity with space exploration. 3D printing laughter. Can you see it? Can you actually visualize what laughter looks like?

http://www.livescience.com/57087-launch-3d-printed-laugh-into-space.html

That’ll do it for me tonight. I’ll see you again in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! I have the correct day this week. Amazing, I know. I can tell time, too. And it looks like it’s time for some news. 😉

First up is the last thing I would see before I ran screaming from my apartment for the last time. I would be out of there. Sayonara. Adios. G.O.N.E.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toilet-snake-south-africa_us_583f466ce4b0c68e047ea7e0?section=us_weird-news

The loss of the squirrel is as sad as the alderman’s injuries, but the irony is undeniable.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/22/503007930/chicago-alderman-warned-about-aggressive-squirrels-then-one-took-him-out

A gathering of galaxies. It sounds like a movie or book title to me. But in reality, just another science discovery. I love science!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/giant-gathering-galaxies-discovered-hiding-far-side-milky-way

That’ll do it for me tonight. See you in seven.

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Weekly News (Whoops)

Welcome back to another Wednesday edition of the weekly news. Ignore the date on your computer–it is Wednesday. I promise. Um … all right, all right. It’s Thursday. I, um, forgot that yesterday was Wednesday. You can’t see it, but a blush has stretched from neck to forehead. 😉

I really don’t know what happened, but I’ll make it up to you with some great Thanksgiving-inspired news pieces. Sound good?

Fast, but gross. Who wants turkey that’s drenched with water? Yuck.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carve-thanksgiving-water-jet_us_5836baf2e4b000af95ede6be?section=us_weird-news

The finished meal looks absolutely appetizing, doesn’t it? Not.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cook-thanksgiving-dinner-drone_us_58337225e4b099512f845797?section=us_weird-news

Last, but most assuredly not least, we should be thankful for science. Understanding our world is at the heart of improving it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/science/thanksgiving-science.html?_r=0

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here in the U.S. and abroad. I will definitely see you in six, instead of seven. Doh!

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Weekly News

Welcome back for some actual news. I’m still pouting about the election, but I pulled it together for all of you. Did you hear that collective cheer from across the globe?

Hmm…me either. 😉

I had my Halloween candy taken when I was eleven. I know there were some Kit Kats. I’ve waited so long, perhaps a lifetime supply?

http://m.sfgate.com/news/education/article/College-student-has-Kit-Kat-stolen-company-sends-10601139.php

This is so cool. I’m picturing those enormous Harry Potter spiders with guitars and ukuleles. 🙂

http://news.sky.com/story/spiders-tune-webs-to-help-catch-prey-and-partners-10624831

Finally, some science news. Helpful poop. The middle school teacher in me just could not resist.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/there%E2%80%99s-something-cool-about-arctic-bird-poop?tgt=nr

That’ll do it for me tonight, my friends. See you in seven.

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