By now you have probably seen the gobsmackingly beautiful photos from the James Webb Space Telescope. But the majesty and awe these photos evoke are matched by the scientific challenges they are now inflicting on the very theory of the origins of our universe. The Big Bang theory has been the preferred cosmological model for […]
Scientific American is reporting on the research of behavioural ecologist Daniela Rößler into the sleep behaviours of jumping spiders. After first observing that these spiders would occasionally hang motionless (and presumably asleep) on the ends of their silk threads, Rößler noticed something interesting.From time to time they would display a distinct twitching. Hmmm, she thought, […]
Somehow this movie was erased from my memory. Until today.
A quick update. In case anyone was wondering, I thought I would bring you up to speed with our ongoing air conditioner problems. See part 2 for the backstory. After 3 weeks of troubleshooting and banging out heads against various unforgiving surfaces, the source of the problem has been located. Of course it turned out […]