Monday, September 3, 2018
Sunday, September 2, 2018
The Poetry of Victorian Science
In 1848, the mineralogist, pioneer of photography, and amateur poet Robert Hunt published The Poetry of Science, a hugely ambitious work that aimed to offer a survey of scientific knowledge while also communicating the metaphysical, moral, and aesthetic aspects of science to the general reader. Gregory Tate explores what the book can teach us about Victorian desires to reconcile the languages of poetry and science.Read More »
Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)
Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.Read More »
Bon-Mots of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century (1897)
Compilation of some of the best conversational witticisms of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Joseph Addison, Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, and Lord Byron, and many lesser known wits.Read More »
The Laughing Song (1904)
In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter.Read More »
Flatfish Camouflage Experiments (1911)
Photographs from a series of experiments in which various types of flounder through their paces as regards camouflage ability.Read More »
How to Create a Human Being
The Book of Stones, a central alchemical text, contained formulae with the power to create living tissue from ordinary matter, supposedly.Read More »
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And now also on...
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Scientists crack mystery of ancient Roman concrete's 2,000-year life span - The Washington Post
Ask Tom Why: What is the highest recorded height for a cumulonimbus cloud? - tribunedigital-chica
Jet stream - Wikipedia
Monday, April 16, 2018
Art Bell was an original. He opened up the night for me, brought subjects I'd only dreamt of being discussed on the US Airwaves to life. He's the reason I've read many of the things I've read, and why I chose this podcast/videocast topic structure. Art Bell passed away on Friday the 13th of April at the age of 72. This is my tribute to an American original. Show notes include links to multiple archives of Art's broadcasts.
Visuals created using Plane9. (www.plane9.com)
Audio podcast version of this episode:
Washington Post obituary for Art Bell:
Art Bell, mysterious narrator of the American nightscape, is dead at 72
Art Bell radio archive links:
Watch "Art Bell Coast to Coast Paranormal Radio Archives" on YouTube
Watch "Art Bell Classic Show Archive" on YouTube
Archives Archives - Midnight in the Desert
Somewhere in Time Archive -- Art Bell shows 1993-2002 | ArtBell
The Ultimate Art Bell on TuneIn Radio
Good night and goodbye, Art Bell...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
When I first started drinking coffee it was from drip pots with paper filters becsuse that's what everyone did.
Then we spent a weekend at my wife's cousin's beach house. There was an antique stove-top percolator exactly like my grandmother had when I was a little kid.
It had a clear knob on the lid, and the water would bubble up in there so you could see the color. When it got a nice deep brown, you took it off the stove. I used to watch it all the time.
I had time on my hands that day at the beach house. I made coffee the old-school way. The whole house smelled wonderfully of coffee. My wife came down the stairs saying how good it smelled. The coffee was strong snd flavorful.
I threw out my drip coffee pot as soon as we got home and went to the antique store online.
Then we saw a 12-cup Farberware Millennium coffee pot for sale in the kitchen department at Carson's. Electric, automatic, dropped from brewing to warming temp all by itself when the coffee was done. Won't burn the coffee unless it sits at least ten hours. All stainless steel. (The antique stove-top is aluminum)
|Farberware Millenium Electric Percolator|
I've never looked back.
They sold people on drips in the 70's because the paper filters would "filter out all the coffee impurities." It filtered out most of the flavor, too, and made the paper companies money. What did I know at the time? I was 10 and didn't drink coffee.
Well, I learned back in 1999 when I tried that percolator.