Orion’s Nebula

The more I photograph a deep sky object, like Orion's Nebula above, the more I learn about it. This image is my best in a single shot. Note the greenish hue to the dark gas clouds encircling the new-born stars. It is a birthplace of stars. The gases condensing through timespace-gravity, and ignite their fusion …

Dr Richard Edwin Shope (R.I.P.) who passed away today in 1966, was a true American Hero

Medical doctors of all stripes and physicians of all armed services (despite their so-called "Hippocratic Oath") tried many times in many places, to conduct gruesome experiments on healthy Americans with the mucus, serum, and blood of those who were sick, or corpses of those who died, of the 1918 pandemic. In the military, they offered …

The Second Wave will be devastating – a re-publication and summation from my 70th birthday in March…

Here is a summation of three posts published on my 70th birthday way back in March, 2020 on The Second Wave which appeared - at that writing - unavoidable. It will be a devastating Second Wave...why? A new form of this mRNA virus called SARS-CoV-2.  At present 34 evolutions of the virus have been identified …

“The Second Wave…(some thoughts on the next wave of the pandemic)” – a re-publication of our post from Sunday, The Ides of March 2020

*Coronaviruses: An Overview of Their Replication and Pathogenesis Anthony R. Fehr and Stanley Perlman Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242 Abstract Coronaviruses (CoVs), enveloped positive-sense RNA viruses, are characterized by club-like spikes that project from their surface, an unusually large RNA genome, and a unique replication strategy. …

Free Climate Change and Environmental Courses to take while you Quarantine in your house, or The White House

On Friday, which is Strike for Climate Action Day, here are two free courses chock full of new knowledge you can use as you quarantine in your house, or The White House... Course One => https://www.edx.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact https://www.youtube.com/embed/8vP00TP6-p0 Course Two => https://www.edx.org/course/environmental-security-and-sustaining-peace https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZHblk3xakg8 For just USD49.00, you can take the tests and quizzes, and involve yourself …

A neural correlate of sensory consciousness in a corvid bird

"Crow King" from a collection of corvid portraits owned by Dr. Kenneth M Beck Science Journals — AAAS Andreas Nieder*, Lysann Wagener, Paul Rinnert "Consciousness shared Humans have tended to believe that we are the only species to possess certain traits, behaviors, or abilities, especially with regard to cognition. Occasionally, we extend such traits to …

A Watershed Study for Wetland Restoration

September 24, 2020 New framework identifies ecohydrological drivers for coastal estuaries and tidal rivers Lynne Roeder, PNNL Amy Borde, an Earth scientist at PNNL’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory, identifies grass species at the edge of a brackish marsh near the mouth of the Columbia River. Photo by Shon Zimmerman | PNNLSHARE Where rivers meet oceans, each …