Mammals

Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia, a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. – Wikipedia Headlines …

Amaranth

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. – Wikipedia Translating: Amaranth Spanish: Amaranto YouTube Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating …

Light

Buzzwords Light alters its color according to the chemical composition of the matter that emits, reflects or absorbs it. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.light2015.org Recommended Listening James Clerk Maxwell – poet, mathematician and the father of light – Maxwell proposed his theory of electromagnetism. It allows us to enjoy radio, television, mobile phones and more. …

Mercury

Photo: False Color http://messenger.jhuapl.edu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER @MESSENGER2011 http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2822-rare-transit-of-mercury-to-take-place-on-9-may http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/catalog/MercuryCatalog.html http://sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/ BepiColombo is Europe’s first mission to Mercury. It will set off in 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of 350 °C and …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Life and Legacy of John Muir

Painting Celebrating the life and contributions of John Muir Born: April 21, 1838 Dunbar,East Lothian, Scotland Died: December 24, 1914 (aged 76) Los Angeles, California Twitter @JohnMuirTrust @johnmuir100 @JM_Birthplace Quotes The mountains are calling and I must go. Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines? God has …

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover

Poster Latest video from SVAstronomyLectures: When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover. For five years, Curiosity has explored Gale Crater, one of the most intriguing locations on Mars. In this richly illustrated talk, the Project Scientist discussed what the rover is capable of and the many things it has …