A Sky Without Stars: Light Pollution & Human Health

The daylight hours stretch and yawn – extending themselves into the blue edges of the night. I awaken to stars and remind myself that soon they will change – my navigable position on this planet under a glittering sky. This intergenerational knowledge passed into my mind as a child is far older than anyone inContinue reading “A Sky Without Stars: Light Pollution & Human Health”

Camels And North America

A (Brief) History Of Camels In North America Much to everyone’s surprise, Camels were once native to the North American continent. Eleven thousand years ago these Camelops roamed the western United States and, though modern relatives live in Africa and Asia, relatives of the species as a whole may have spread across to Asia fromContinue reading “Camels And North America”

TIL: The Aldabra Rail Is Magic

I love flightless birds. You might even say they’re a favorite category of bird. While my absolute favorite bird is the Okarito kiwi (and I promise to do a write up about why eventually), there are so many close runner ups. Flightless birds are badasses and they are disappearing. Fast. But last year Janske vanContinue reading “TIL: The Aldabra Rail Is Magic”

How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic

Or… Shopping For My Spouse’s Birthday Gift I shake my head and stare at the screen. “I want to feel the brass and hold it. Feel the movement of each piece and know I’ll be able to calibrate it for him,” I whine to the cat. The autumn winds blowing down from Alaska drown outContinue reading “How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic”