Weekend Diversion: The Best Secret of Oregon's Summer

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” –Groucho Marx Now that the solstice is behind us and summer is officially here (for most of us), it’s time to start enjoying the greatest fruits of the season. With the technical difficulties of the great scienceblogs … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Best Secret of Oregon's Summer

Measure the Tilt of the Earth on the Solstice! (This Wednesday!)

“Soon the earth will tilt on its axis and begin to dance to the reggae beat to the accompaniment of earthquake. And who can resist the dance of the earthquake, mon?” –Peter Tosh Every year, there are two special days where every place on Earth receives the same amount of sunlight — 12 hours — … Read moreMeasure the Tilt of the Earth on the Solstice! (This Wednesday!)