Wednesday, May 21, 2014


May 21, 2014

Sun in Gemini

Happy Birthday to the Gemini Readers!

May 21-27, 2014

Fleet Week NYC

  Fleet Week NYC  Google Videos

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.


Paleontology Files on Crystalinks

May 21, 1799 - March 9, 1847

Mary Anning

  Mary Anning Google Videos

Mary Anning: Google doodle celebrates the missing woman of geology

The Guardian - May 21, 2014

Fossil hunter Mary Anning celebrated in Lyme Regis  
BBC - September 22, 2011

Mary Anning was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important findings she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, a county in Southwest England on the coast of the English Channel, where she lived. Her work contributed to fundamental changes that occurred during her lifetime in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.

180-Million-Year-Old Fossils Revealed in Jurassic Deep Sea
Live Science - May 21, 2014

Ancient fossils now reveal that the deep sea may be the origin of many lineages of sea creatures found closer to the surface, such as a number of sea stars, sea urchins and snails, researchers say. These new findings suggest the deep sea has played a much greater role in producing and preserving diversity in marine life than once thought, scientists added. The deep sea was long thought to be a lifeless desert. Intense research in the last few decades, however, has revealed that it actually supports one of the highest levels of biodiversity on Earth.

Fairy Circles of South Africa

This is not a metaphysical spiritual moment - though there is mythology about these unknown circles - barren patches of land, typically found in the grasslands of the western part of Southern Africa. The fairy circles have been studied since they were reported in 1971. There are several theories about them, the most popular of which hypothesizes that these mysterious patches are the work of termites, but new evidence discredits that theory. Read more ...