This documentary film, presented as an entertaining talk by Hans Rosling, features human stories and statistics on the changing demographics of the world’s population. One of the themes is how education and better health leads to slower population growth. There are some statistics here that should halt moral aspersions against populace places in the world. […]
I just published a controversial article over at 3 Quarks Daily. I ask why the myth of overpopulation persists. The idea that human population is growing out of control is in factual disagreement with the numbers that show the growth rate of humanity is now slowing. But of course, the subject is complicated and it […]
The Saatchi Gallery thinks that gifs are worthy as art. This is of course something the internet always knew, but they call it motion photography and make it classy. The gallery held a contest to gather high quality work which you can see here and some of my favorites are below…
The cosmos series continues to be relevant and awesome. The latest episode is above and you can watch the rest of them all here.
tattle in the sky ten days after the full moon the lion attacks the universe sees you float outside the airlock gentle with love the sky pours out who can say where it begins yet where it peels back Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.
the whole moon knots up when it tries to tell us a tiny truth we already know we make our harvest of gravitational waves from the worm moon see you tomorrow the moon says to the pale blue dot when gravity strains Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.
full snow moon carves space in the eye of a hurricane the sun’s tradition the wind shakes the mountains water pulls up the sky’s roots wings hold the dryad that time of day when the sun is at its weakest tries to act casual Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.
“I crossed, I crossed!” “How many seconds?” “3”
A Dream of Trees by Mary Oliver There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees, A quiet house, some green and modest acres A little way from every troubling town, A little way from factories, schools, laments. I would have time, I thought, and time to spare, With only streams and birds for […]
In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft on a journey through our solar system and beyond. These space craft carried with them golden records, literally records coated in gold, with recordings of clues to human culture. “The launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life […]