From the monthly archives: July 2014

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Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

I came across it in coverage of its 2014 international Photo Contest, sponsored by National Geographic. The eagle shot pictured here won first place. A gallery of the winners is hosted by C|Net here.

Fire in the sky

For Independence Day (Monroe's fireworks were last night), here's a video: a YouTube auteur flew a drone into the middle of his city's fireworks display.


Earth-Two and the Giant Diamond

Two pieces of news from a few blocks over, galactically speaking:

First, just 16 light-years away from us, a potentially habitable "super-Earth." Gliese 832, which is half the size of our sun, is located in the constellation Grus. You can learn more about it at

The other thing that turned up last week, a little farther down the road - 900 light-years away - was a diamond that was really big. No, really, really big. How big? As big as Earth.

History of interesting things


Today in history

Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

Kids cook

The collectiion: Books

The Collector - Nora Roberts

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic...

New DVD5

Falling Skies - Season 3

SciFi Alien Invasion apocalyptic type series; invading aliens wreaking havoc on humans and decimating cities, taking the older children hostages making...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Science fair

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...

Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Ledges - Noah Gundersen

2014 release from the singer/songwriter. At the tender age of 24, Noah Gundersen is already a young veteran who recorded his first album on his dad...
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