Category Archives: nature

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

It is summer here in New Zealand.  And many of us are on our holiday.  We are getting outside, walking the dog and generally relaxing.  Walking, tramping is mind improving. Get off your computer, go for a walk. While it … Continue reading

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Sounds from the sea: Sperm whale pod clicks – world of whales

This is wonderful.  Please take time to listen to a sound of nature.  Remember life will prevail on Earth whatever humans do.

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Our obsession with the natural world isn’t about power – it’s about love

The link takes us to Jonathan Jones’s response to the latest exhibition at the Welcome Trust in London.  How do we view our companions on this earth?  How has this changed over time?  Is the relationship always about power;  like … Continue reading

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The Science of Awe and Why It Matters at Work – Quiet Revolution

  This is wonderful advice; go outside, breathe deeply, focus on scents and light.  Relax.  And follow the links, they are awesome. Advice on how to create an experience of awe at work to increase a sense of curiosity, innovation, … Continue reading

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This is why we should all be covering all our buildings with plants – ScienceAlert

World wide buildings are being built covered with plants.  This is a pragmatic approach to reducing the energy use in the buildings.  And it looks good; and we feel more relaxed surrounded by greenery. Buildings covered in a carpet of … Continue reading

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We Should Explore Mars So That Our Students Will Keep Dreaming Big | Huffington Post

I remember the years leading up to the success of Apollo 11.  The buzz and excitement encouraged many of us into science, and as our minds opened with possibilities the arts and society flourished.  It was a time of hope, … Continue reading

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Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia: by Earnest Callenbach Ecotopia is my favourite vision of a future we can work toward; a positive vision of the future. This is the story of William Western a reporter from New York sent to spend six weeks in … Continue reading

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The most beautiful libraries in America – in pictures

This is awesome and amazing and wow! Maybe I could spend my life visiting beautiful libraries. In any case;  I have a day off today, and it is wet and cold.  I think I will go to the library. After … Continue reading

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sagan*sense – 17 Crazy Interesting Facts About Dopamine

Dopamine is my favourite chemical.  It’s the brain chemical most often linked to feelings of pleasure; including:  chocolate, curiosity, listening to and playing music, sex and exercise; and any creative activity; including, writing short blogs. In the spirit of a … Continue reading

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Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

Over the last year I am finding more and more articles that make this point. Solar is becoming cheap!  Good news! Source: Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

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