Monday, December 17, 2018

The same thing but different

poor georgie’s science almanack: 
Energy #1 in +/- 30 seconds.  

Everything in our universe seems to be exactly the same thing … but different.  

We and everything around us are just bunches of energy rearranged differently … from two-year-old sons, to two-billion-year-old suns.



Saturday, December 15, 2018

reminder


poor georgie’s almanack:
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”  
George Washington Carver.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth??

poor georgie’s almanack: science in +/- 30 seconds.  

Stem Cells.

Every tiny thing in our bodies exchanges information with other small things around it. 

In a womb, a sperm and egg fuse into one entity with information from the mom and dad’s body. 

That teensy new entity then looks for a contractor to build a baby, using the parents’ information (DNA) as a blueprint. 

Nearby stem cells are like handy-men who can do various tasks and are pretty good at it. One is “hired” to start making a tooth, another an eye, etc. 

Sometimes they interpret the blueprint differently. 

Washington National’s star pitcher, Max Scherzer, for example got one blue eye and one brown eye.  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

brain pain

poor georgie’s almanack:  
Message from my brain after watching news channels for several hours. 
YOU HAVE EXCEEDED THE LIMITS OF MY MEDICATIONS.




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Step on it

poor georgie’s almanack: 

Science in +/- 30 seconds. 
New numbers for your daily Fitbit. 
Earth orbits the Sun at about 67,000 MPH (18.5 miles a second). Our solar system (the Sun, planets, moons and other smaller stuff) speeds about 515,000 MPH around the center of our galaxy (The Milky Way) which shoots through space at about 1.3 million MPH.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hugs?

 Dec 2, 2018

poor georgie’s almanack  Science in +/- 30 seconds

Tea leaves and teenagers, cobras, and cats … we all share much of the same DNA. 

Thus, we all are more-or-less family.


 Rats and bats may be my relatives, but I can’t get myself to love them. Trees, however, I could hug. 


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Learning is golden

 

 poor georgie’s almanack:  Science (+/- 30 seconds) 

Most people are surprised to learn that skin is their biggest organ.