Crunched for time this morning, so let’s keep the weather part of this simple.
Spotty showers still possible over the weekend. Not as washout — in fact, less than a 50-50 chance of rain in any one particular location this weekend. But still allow some flexibility in your outdoor plans, just in case. Temperatures will be 8-10 degrees below-average both Saturday and Sunday:
A nice warm-up once we clear out next week! (Notice the new weather icons, by the way — personally, I love ’em.)
I’m off tomorrow, so here’s your last batch of nerdiness for the week. Make it last…
- Striking images from space of the flooding in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
- The Vernal Equinox is at 11:30pm on Saturday. Equinox means “equal night,” but we already have 12 hours and 2 minutes of daylight today. What’s up?
- Seems appropriate for St Patrick’s Day — climate change could impact how beer is manufactured.
- Short-term pauses in global temperature changes often obscure the long-term pattern.
- NASA is now deep into the planning phase of its “asteroid redirect” mission.
- Everyone is focused on sending humans to Mars…why don’t we send people to our other planetary neighbor, Venus? Lots of reasons, actually.
- Parts of Pluto’s surface look like snakeskin — and the stuff that creates that effect is very VERY old.
- The “dark” universe is probably full of strange interactions.
- Physicists are excited about new data from the Large Hadron Collider — and they’re not wasting any time in publishing their theories.
- What’s the happiest country in the world? You’ll never guess…
- Art and science are more closely related than you think.
- Most people think that water doesn’t have a taste — but it actually depends on what you eat just before drinking that water.
- Why do paper cuts hurt so much?
- Everyone hates being stuck in traffic. But very few people actually take the optimal route to their destination.
- So, so, SO geeky…but awesome: using physics to analyze Captain America’s flying kick in the trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.”