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so long, Pluto…

The new definition of ‘planet’ is in, and Pluto is out. As determined by a lengthy debate among IAU members. (see previous) * Planets: The eight worlds starting with Mercury and moving out to Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. * Dwarf planets: Pluto and any other round object that “has not cleared […]

Hikaru dorodango

the art of making a hard, shining sphere of mud. Hikaru dorodango are balls of mud, molded by hand into perfect spheres, dried, and polished to an unbelievable luster. The process is simple, but the result makes it seem like alchemy. A traditional pastime among the children of Japan, the exact origin of hikaru dorodango […]

three new planets?

Astronomers of the International Astronomical Union are reconsidering the status of solar system objects in light of newly discovered members… The world’s astronomers, under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), have concluded two years of work defining the lower end of the planet scale – what defines the difference between “planets” and “solar […]

poster babies

spread the word of a new arrival on a vintage concert poster. link

google art

CNN’s profile of Dennis Hwang, the artist behind the special logos found on Google pages from time to time… link however, sometimes the idea backfires

russian folk

popular movies depicted in Russian folk styles… link

IJA

International Jugglers Association link to juggler.org

online music

the easy and unlimited availability of so much music online is making the top-40 a relic… Because the Internet has changed how people discover and share music, the rules of marketing it and the hierarchy of who determines what’s hot have also changed. As radio-music listenership declines, the industry finds itself spending more time courting […]