Biomes and I were featured on Channel 10 in Providence last night as the weekly segment of a foster child report called "Tuesday's Child".
Anyone who knows anything about beekeeping might be able to tell me if this is something I should be worried about. For the past few days the bees have been massing at the entrance and spreading up the front of the hive. The layer is about three bees thick. It has been raining for two days, if that makes a difference, but the mass is increasing upwards each day.
[Update:] This behavior is known as bearding, and is an effort by the collective to keep the queen and larvae at a comfortable temperature and humidity. It occurs at times like the past few days here where the temperature is in the 80's and the humidity is very high.
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
Stephen Spielberg made $40 million off of Star Wars, despite having had nothing to do with the film. Lucas, convinced that “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” would trounce Star Wars at the box office, bet Spielberg 2.5% of profits of both movies.
The asterisk on the map below is Middle Island, the southernmost point of Canada. It’s located at 41.68 degrees North, which means that the 27 shaded US states are at least partly north of the southernmost part of Canada.
My next door neighbor and I collected our first batch of honey from the beehive in my backyard and I have decided that apiculture is the coolest hobby ever. Here we're adding a second box to the apiary and seeding it with honeycomb trays from the first.
Three Olympian fencing masters take on fifty amateurs. The ending will surprise you, but if all fifty simply rushed the three it could have been over in seconds. Instead all the amateurs fight individually instead of as a team.