It’s the end of another work week and the end of a month. I’ve been busily making changes here, but most of them aren’t noticeable. The “rewiring of the blog” is well underway, and I should have most of it completed by this weekend. What I’m doing is mostly moving things around, and tweaking some settings. I’m going back through my early work, putting in breaks where there were none, and updating tags on them. There are some new features being added to WordPress that I might decide to play with.
In other news…
The MESSENGER probe orbiting Mercury has found strong indications that there’s water at the poles. Not liquid water, but ice. This is a really interesting finding, since Mercury also happens to be closest to the Sun.
Given its proximity to the Sun, Mercury would seem to be an unlikely place to find ice. But the tilt of Mercury’s rotational axis is almost zero — less than one degree — so there are pockets at the planet’s poles that never see sunlight. Scientists suggested decades ago that there might be water ice and other frozen volatiles trapped at Mercury’s poles
Given the moans and cries from Republicans, and watching various corporate lobbying groups complaining about government policies, you’d think they were having awful times due to all this regulation and proposed taxation. Except that … I know, those awful numbers again … the new data shows they’re making record profits!
You ever wonder how much CO2 is added to the environment by something? Here’s a video from New York City, showing how much. Each sphere equals a metric ton of CO2.
Impressive, isn’t it? That’s just for NYC.
Best burn! of the past few days:
Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark!
Finally, Fred Astaire called this “the greatest dance number ever filmed.” It was done in one take, and modern dancers are still in awe – some think that the only way to replicate it today is if they used CGI. It’s that impressive.