Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Thought It Was Just An Illusion

Others Saw it Too

Looking at chlorophyll in our oceans.

I was visiting Discovery Earth, and found some interesting pictures of "Super-organisms". These are life forms that join together to become one giant living being.

Phytoplankton off the coast of Mozambique.

Blowing dust feeds algae in Baja California waters.

Color enhanced satellite data of ocean east of Tasmania.

While reading about scientific discoveries
and research, I found that many people in the scientific community were as perplexed as me, with the strange babbling governor of Louisiana that was shown after the President addressed congress and the nation.

"Something Called Volcano Monitoring": Bobby Jindal Needs a Geology Lesson

First; Why was that guy even on TV?

Why did he talk with the vocabulary and intellect of a kindergartner? Is he that stupid, or was he trying to reach the people who are that stupid?

The next election is 4 years away, why was that guy on TV campaigning?

UPDATE: Not a lot of stories about the embarrassing Jindal speech.

Carbon Cello

Carbon composite cello from Lewis and Clark.

For the complete story click the link below.

Germaphobe's Rejoice

UV-C Sanitizer Wand
Pocket Portable Sanitizer

Doorknobs, water faucets,
computer keyboards, toilets, and toddlers, will no longer paralyze you with dread, if you have your handy sanitizer wand.

Mt. Shasta

Frame from Snowcam movie
Wow, if you have high speed internet, this is spectacular;
If you have a slower connection, this is will work;

You might need
go to these links before 10:15 PM, when they post today's movie. It was cloudy today.

How Depressing

Will you find true love while taking antidepressants?

According to an article in Wired Science;

Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.

A new theory suggests that SSRI antidepressants subtly alter the fundamental chemistry of love and romance, snuffing the first sparks between two people otherwise destined to become lovers, and preventing couples from bonding.

SSRI antidepressants work by boosting circulating levels of serotonin, a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that also inhibits desire. The drugs also decrease dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in a wide range of cognitive and behavioral processes, among them desire and arousal. The new research suggests that dopamine may also play a part in romance.

Are Those Stars In Your Eyes?

Frame from the Helix Nebula Pan and Zoom QTmovie

This is a fun place for images of the cosmos; ESO

I was visiting Tom's Astronomy Blog, and followed his link to the ESO site. Thanks Tom.

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

Venus And Mars Are Alright Tonight
Paul McCartney and Wings

Love Is A Gift

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