It’s New Years Eve! I’m spending the evening with some old friends who just moved to my little coastal town (human friends! Close by! It’s exciting!) There will be cider and lots of awesome food (I’m making this today: Touchdown Guac. YUM!) I spent yesterday making cookies for everyone to snack on (two kinds, ginger and chocolate chip.)
They have a big inflatable pool (it’s going to be a warm one today) that we can sit in while sipping on umbrella drinks, and we will probably go to the beach in the morning as well. I’m looking foward to music and talking and a bunch of laughter.
Here’s my last article roundup of the year. Even though I’ve spent the last week on holiday, my article collection is a bit meager. Ive been too busy relaxing, going to the beach and having TV series marathons (Dexter, The IT Crowd and I watched all of season 1 of Girls the other day while I was sick) to have gathered any more. I read a bunch of them, I just didn’t think to record them!
In scientific coolness and such, this article from ExtremeTech is about scientists at MIT discovering a new state of matter which could revolutionise data storage. This one from the Chicago Tribune is about how cases of lung cancer in people who have never smoked and cases in smokers are two very different diseases, thus requiring very different treatments. Here’s a roundup of Wired Science’s best image galleries of the year, which features some amazing photographs of vast subjects such as Earth from space as well as beautiful images of microscopic microbes. This link has more links to all the individual galleries, and could keep you amused for hours!
Here’s some animal articles to peruse: These extremely rare Chillingham wild cattle have lived in the same 360 acre field since 1240, and are a fascinating and unique species (from the BBC). From Press Herald, this disheartening article about a college student’s project on tortoise road crossings revealing some of the more awful aspects of human nature. Lastly, this one from Nat Geo is on the capturing of an awesome image by wildlife photographer Octavio Aburto. I’ve embedded the video below!
What are your plans for NYE? Read anything great this week? Let me know in the comments below!