Thursday, February 23, 2012

Video(s): They Might Be Giants awesomeness

They Might Be Giants, in case you don't know, is a truly awesome alternative rock band. (My wife and I were given a CD by them for a wedding gift - I've been a fan ever since). The following two videos - the second correcting the first - illustrates why you, too, should think them awesome...



Direct links are here and here.

Updated: the original version of "Why Does the Sun Shine" is also pretty cool.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's been a while...

So I haven't blogged in a while - not in nearly 8 months, in fact. The reasons for this are multifarious, but the two most prominent reasons are Consilience (podcasting in very time consuming) and a demanding job. But, I really do miss blogging.

So I will blog again... occasionally at least.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Video: Big History

David Christian, a professor of history at San Diego State University, recently delivered an excellent talk at TED about "big history". The video is embedded below and the direct link is here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Video Aluminum cast of ant nest

One of the most enduringly popular post on this blog is "A cement cast of an entire ant colony", a video of an ant nest cast. Embedded below (direct link) is another video of a beautiful cast, this time made using metal.

(H/T: Mike Breytenbach).