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The Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth – Scientific American
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The Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth – Scientific American

Have we entered a new geologic era, the Anthropocene? Or put differently: hundreds of thousands of years from now, when future geologists sift the earth for clues about our present day, what lasting evidence of our existence will they find? Scientific American presents a rather fascinating article about how we are fundamentally making our mark on … Continue reading

Announcing World of the Weasel
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Announcing World of the Weasel

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of World of the Weasel, a series of picture books for kids and the adults who read to them! Just a couple of years ago, my writing partner James Munn and I kicked around ideas for a story about a boy and his secret wily pet. It’s been … Continue reading

What would our planets look like if you flew by?
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What would our planets look like if you flew by?

Artist Michael Benson has made some pretty fun and stunning images of celestial bodies in our solar system rendered in a manner that supposedly mimics the way our human eyes would perceive them if we were to fly by. For those of you in London, check out an exhibition of his photos along with original … Continue reading

A Stradivarius Recovered
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A Stradivarius Recovered

Heard a beautiful story on NPR this morning from legal correspondent Nina Totenberg about her late father’s stolen Stradivarius violin. Nina Totenberg manages to make court proceedings compelling for radio. Given the inherent intrigue, music, and mystery in this story, she really produced a beautiful report. Read more and hear the story on the NPR website: … Continue reading

PBS LearningMedia
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PBS LearningMedia

I just came across PBS LearningMedia, a very cool website partnership between PBS and WGBH Boston. They’re taking free PBS media content and adding a great discovery and filtering layer on the web that allows educators (or anyone, for that matter) to find compelling assets to compliment or supplement academic learning. The dorky side of me gets … Continue reading

A NY Times crossword hint!
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A NY Times crossword hint!

For those of you working on today’s (July 22, 2015) NY Times Crossword, I’ll give you this hint: my name appears somewhere on the board! Hope that wasn’t too much of a spoiler. This crossword is a pretty fun one. Give it a shot! > Go play the crossword! > Read about this puzzle on the … Continue reading