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What are beetles? from Texas A&M explains why beetles are very special. Beetles'
front two wings evolved into hard wing covers"
"Beetles differ from all other winged insects by having the first pair of wings hardened
and thickened. These hard forewings serve as a protective shield for the fragile
flying wings, which are folded underneath."
This lets beetles go places other insects can't, like digging into dirt to hide.
How do they fold the two back wings to fit them under the wing covers?
This Scientific American video shows how ladybugs handle this problem.
Ladybug-wings Going in Animals



1,700-Year-Old Musical Instrument Found, and It Still Works
Ancient mouth harp from Altai Mtns of central Asia
This mouth harp was recently discovered in the Altai Mountains region of Russia
and still makes music after 1,700 years. Made of animal ribs!
Photo by Andrey Borodovsky of The Siberian Times
More about this family of instruments
Going in Music



Orion Nebula
Flight Through the Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light
[Ultra HD]
"NASA has released a rather wondrous visualization of what it would be like to fly
through the Orion Nebula. Using data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes,
scientists stitched together a 3D fly-through of the famous nebula, which is in the process
of forming stars. We are treated to glorious glowing clouds being heated by radiation,
huge envelopes of gas around disks of new planetary systems, and new stars being born.
The Orion nebula is about 1,344 light-years away, and just 2 million years old
– a blink of an eye in cosmic terms.
Of course, we didn’t actually send those telescopes through the nebula to make the video.
Instead, using imagery from the telescopes and “Hollywood techniques", according to NASA,
the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and the
Caltech/Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) in California were able to produce the three-minute video.
You can check it out below, and as it's got a rather nice musical backdrop,
so you might want to turn your sound on too." (text from IFLS article)
Going in Astronomy



The San Andreas Fault is more accessible than any other fault in the world.
San Andreas Fault is the sliding boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.
It slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border.
San Diego, Los Angeles and Big Sur are on the Pacific Plate.
San Francisco, Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada are on the North American Plate.
What type of fault is it? The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault.
Imagine placing two slices of pizza on the table and sliding them past one another
where they touch along a common straight edge.

Movement along fault - The plates are slowly moving past one another at a couple of inches a year
- about the same rate that your fingernails grow.
The breaking rock sends out waves in all directions, and it is the waves that we feel as earthquakes.
Going in Earth Science


Spare a sympathetic thought for ESL learners.



What's a semantron?
Going in Music








Rains on  other worlds
The states of matter we know on Earth are NOT the only ones
there are!
Where it's COLD enough, water is a rock (ice)! Methane
is a liquid, or even a solid! Same for nitrogen and oxygen!
Where it's HOT enough, it can rain iron, or liquid diamonds, or glass!
Going in Astronomy



Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun
Navajo actress and author Geri Keams narrates from her book
"Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun".

Going in Children's and YA Literature



Who the Blood is For

blood types data

"What blood types can give to each other? A great tutorial,
we hope it will be shared a lot." Easy to understand animation
of which blood types can give to what other types.
Going in Health


solstice from Newgrange.png
Click on the picture to go to this site! Going in Astronomy


Pearl Harbor Day December 7th, 1941

"A day that will live in infamy"

List of battleships that were there.

Eight older battleships were at Pearl Harbor.
Six were raised, repaired, and refurbished.
These two battleships were never recovered.
Click on the drawings to learn how they died.
Our Pearl Harbor section is here.

FDR's speech (audio and video excerpts)


BB Arizona

USS Oklahoma




dogs looking out the window

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