Archive for the 'science' Category

13 Aug

Perseid Meteor Showers

The Perseid Meteors are in full force at this time of the year. The prime time to see them is during the new moon phase, which is the darkest it gets during the moon cycle. This year, the best dates to view them is August 12 and 13. We went out last night after midnight, […]

21 Dec

A Cold Winter Solstice

¬†Winter Solstice has arrived – the shortest day of the year in daylight hours. Even though winter has just begun and the hardest weather is yet to come, there is consolation in the fact that each day is getting a bit longer. Of course the longer and shorter days don’t matter as much as one […]

04 Sep

Earthflight Nature Show on PBS

25 Jun

Osprey Webcam in Maine

We have been enjoying a webcam in the nest of an Osprey for the last week or so. The cam is maintained by the Audubon Society and the location is in Bremen, Maine, a small town along the coast. Set high in a 30 foot tower, the nest overlooks the water where the pair fish […]

19 Feb

In Search Of – The Northern Lights

We awoke at 4:00am this past morning, and decided to get up for a bit as there was no use in trying to sleep. Looking out the kitchen window, the full moon was shining so brightly – its silverly light was reflecting off the snow and making it appear almost day. The sky was clear […]

27 Jan

A New Old Therapy for Wounds

Old is becoming new again in the medical field. And it involves using a totally natural product for healing – maggots. The antibiotics that we have been using for the last 50 years or so are starting to become “immune” to many of the “super bacteria” that have developed from incorrect and over usage of […]

03 Jan

Aurora From Space

While browsing through the National Geographic site, I came across their Best Space Pictures of 2010. This image was taken in May and it shows an aurora over the southern Indian Ocean. It was photographed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm. It is a rare sight as the auroras are usually located […]

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