Ever since I saw the scene from Agents of SHIELD where Fitz and Simmons discussed returning to the ocean when you die, I've felt like that's what I want to do, too. I don't like the idea of coffins, and while I thought having myself cremated and poured into the ocean, which is one of the things I love most on Earth anyway, would be nice, I couldn't help but think about the importance of our bodies naturally decaying the way they're meant to do. Yeah, it's morbid, but it's true, although we could argue that many of us have too much junk in our bodies to want to give it back to nature!
Remember the big Hum heard around the world that freaked everybody out? According to geologists, its not as weird as it sounds... especially if you think Mother Earth should make noises when she gives birth to new volcanoes.
Well, it's not apparation Harry Potter-style, but Elon Musk's plans for a people-moving tunnel that transports people through Las Vegas sounds like a great idea in theory. The tunnel will be under a mile and is designed to help traffic along the Las Vegas Strip.
Have you heard that rats are now driving cars? Rats in a research lab were taught to drive custom made cars in order to pick up their own food, something that, many have pointed out, many humans seem to struggle with today. It's leading scientists to believe that rats are much smarter than previously thought, which pretty much makes anyone who's been around rats say... duh.
Today I read that AI can now create a playlist for you that changes with your mood. You might think that sounds more nefarious than it is, since researchers just want your music to be able to pick you up after a long day. No. This is not something positive. I don't want a machine to know when I'm upset. I don't want a machine to "know" at all, yet that's the route we're traveling!
Lightning strikes aren't completely uncommon, but they're rare enough that most of us haven't really paid attention to the effects they have on trees. Maybe we've seen a broken one every now and then, or even a charred tree, but have you seen one with fire glowing in the inside?
If you had to pinpoint the weirdest weather events on Earth, which would you say are the most out of this world? Raining frogs is the strangest in my opinion, but I haven't even heard of some of the world's weirdest weather phenomena until today.
Are you at the point where you don't care if we colonize another planet or not? We know that only the rich people will be able to afford to go anyway (perhaps along with people they select as their slaves), and that doesn't sound like a world I even want to be part of. We're already in a world where the 1% runs everything, so why spread that across the universe? As exciting as space exploration is, part of me just doesn't want it to work for humans. We've had our run; let the octopus have a go of running things!
A study has shown that if our rovers are looking for life, they should look for a very specific type of rock. It's so interesting that rocks that are shaped like fettuccine noodles are shaped that way because they've encountered bacteria, which, of course, points toward life existing somewhere at some point!
When we were kids, I was fascinated with the various planets of our solar system, but I don't remember much focus on the weather patterns on each planet. That's why when my teen and I did a unit study on space and not only did I learn that, but that we have 13 planets, my mind was completely blown. We have such a constant news cycle that it's no wonder we miss so many important stories, like the fact that we have these planets.