Full episode “Space” HERE.
For your health!
"Lent offers us an opportunity to slow down, to meander rather than to rush, to allow life to sink in a bit, to find ways to go deeper and not always stay on the surface. A time to observe, to pay attention, and then to act — and in so doing provide the space to move from rush to replenish. When we take this practice seriously, we plant its blessings so that they benefit not only us in our lives for this season, but also extend to the world around us."
~Erin Dunigan, from "The Induced Meandering of Lenten Season"
Photo by Trey Ratcliff
Untamed Science: How to Skin a Squirrel
Last week I prepped a squirrel for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh with some other YouTube EDU folks! And, of course, there’s no way we could let a good chance to film go by. Our friend Rob with UntamedScience documented the process. No matter how often I prepare something for a research collection I’m always impressed and inspired when I see the same process through another person’s eyes.
<3 natural history
No episode of The Brain Scoop this week as Michael recovers from what I imagine to be the plague.
This was SO FUN!
I channeled my inner Brain Scoop and not-so-politely commandeered one flying squirrel’s skin from its body (in the name of museum science, of course). Like Kyle says, you never realize the magical thing that is your skin until you have to remove it from another creature. Thanks to Rob Nelson for setting it up, and to Emily, Vanessa Hill (Brain Craft on YouTube) and Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) for joining me on #teamsquirrel.
You can’t tell in the video, but Emily’s squirrel smelled like warm hell.
Introducing March Madness Infographics! First up, a brief history of the basketball! Lots more coming! Feel free to offer up suggestions on what you want to see!