Photo: Martin Heigan, Sun Wikipedia: The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. A Decade of Sun Headlines–a-star-that-looks-almost-exactly-like-our-sun Recommended ListeningThe sun, our star Sunset Forecasthttps://sunsetwx.com Elsewhere on the Web …

Environmental Journalism

Photo: Alebrije Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet. Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? HeadlinesI work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. – Vox Elsewhere …


Photo: K. Thomas, NPS, Grand Canyon, Snowfall Snow = Atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer QuotesKindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.– Kahlil Gibran Photos Roofdog WikipediaLake-effect snow

Marijuana = Cannabis

Buzzwords Marijuana = Cannabis, a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant with medical or recreational uses. – Wikipedia HeadlinesMarijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes Recommended ListeningLegalising cannabis – What lessons can be learned from the US experience? Embedded Tweets

Homo Naledi

Buzzwords Spotlight: Homo naledi / South Africa Caves – (podcast!) naledi: When nationalism, hype and science collide human remains raise intriguing questions Embedded Tweets

Solar System

Photo Spotlight on our local neighborhood Solar System HeadlinesAstronomers confirm orbit of most distant object (Farfarout!) ever observed in our solar systemThe solar system follows the galactic standard—but it is a rare breedThe Great Inequality and the Dynamical Disintegration of the Outer Solar SystemThe weird space that lies outside our Solar System – BBC Features …

Milky Way

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert Milky Way = the galaxy that contains our solar system HeadlinesA stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family – CNNThe New History of the Milky Way – QuantaWhere is the sun located in the Milky Way?The Milky Way Has Giant …