Brain Scoop


I love Emily Graslie’s science videos. I’ve shared them before, but I figured it’s worth seeing some of her newer work.

Emily’s the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum in Chicago.


The Amazing Laser


On rare books at the museum

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Crowd Dynamics at the State of the Union

My favorite body language analyst covers the SOTU focusing on crowd dynamics. It’s an interesting aspect to the event that I haven’t seen others examine.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In the Distance

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Chicago

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos that accentuate distance.

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St. Hedwig, Chicago

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New York, NY

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Poem of the Week

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The Snow

by Emily Dickinson

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.
It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain, —
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.
It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil
On stump and stack and stem, —
The summer’s empty room,
Acres of seams where harvests were,
Recordless, but for them.
It ruffles wrists of posts,
As ankles of a queen, —
Then stills its artisans like ghosts,
Denying they have been.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Music

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Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things related to music. I’ve shared some string instruments I saw at a market in Urumqi, in western China.

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Which Way Challenge

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Chinese waterway, in a River Town near Shanghai

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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In Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Woods in Northern California

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Engines

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Thai minibus

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things with engines or motors. I dug up some photos of vehicles, which intrigue me.

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New Mexico

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Museum piece

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