October 2017 - Nature and Science

This page offers general news on the changing development in the evolving world of nature and science, as well as valuable information advice. I've also added tidbits and news items from around the world of technology. Hope you enjoy them.



15 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Trek

For today’s site, I’m sharing a great infographic I found called 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Trek. I think that’s a rather bold claim, I knew quite a few of the things on it, but there were still things I didn’t know too.

When you arrive you’ll be loaded directly on the infographic. It’s a blown up version, and I found it a little hard to read at that size, but if you click it a pop up version of it displays that is smaller but the text is crisper.

Then navigation is simple, you just scroll down the infographic to learn all the fascinating facts that they’ve rounded up about Star Trek spanning the time from the original TV series to the newest reboot movies.

What I really loved about this infographic is that they provide citations at the bottom for where they got their information, so if you want to learn more you can always go check out their source material.

Go check out this infographic and maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know about Star Trek.




Audubon’s Aviary

Welcome to Audubon’s Aviary. This site brings you the preparatory watercolors that John James Audubon created for The Birds of America, a sumptuous double-elephant print edition. So let’s get right to the good stuff, you want to head over to the gallery! There you can see all three parts of the series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock! The gallery starts with Part III and if you scroll down the page you can see Parts I and II. Clicking on a thumbnail in the gallery will enlarge the image, so you can see the full-size version. Beneath the image, you’ll find explanatory text that tells you what kind of bird it is, how it was made, and even who purchased it.

After you get done with the Gallery there’s still more you can do on this site! You can check out the About page to learn about what the exhibit was like, or even head over to Bird Calls to listen to the sounds the birds Audubon painted make.

The Explore section allows you to learn more about certain pieces in-depth. Click on the piece you’d like to learn more about from the selection and you’ll find explanatory text and sometimes more images of the bird featured.

This is an amazing way to see the art of Audubon and learn more about the fascinating birds he painted.