Surviving outside without anything but a knife is a skill anyone can learn. But it takes practice. Take a look here for infographics about how to survive outdoors, or survival DIY. There’s some cool infographics there, like a former SAS training manual about how to survival outside. Check it out.

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Astrology was always a fun subject for me. Finding star charts can sometimes be hard for individual seasons. I honestly recommend getting a rotating star chart, but one online is good too. Since it’s winter, here’s the Astrology Star Chart for Winter

Check out this recent post by another Science blog. He claims the media often gets Science news wrong because they know nothing about the subject and interject sensationalized words into the articles.

Unfortunately, science reporting is pretty poorly done most of the time. Written by people that have very little knowledge about science, and don’t ever actually read the original journals where the studies they are discussing originate. Places like Science Daily source them at the bottom of articles and should be checked for science much more than with any other form of news story IMO.

You can check out the full post here.

Believe it or not, some people claim that tricking your brain to sleep only two hours a day is possible without any negative side effects. This works by forcing your brain to enter REM sleep as soon as you start napping. Scientist say that REM sleep is where you start to feel rejuvinated. This sleep cycle infographic can explain it.

Sleeping five times a day for only twenty minutes will trick your brain into thinking you are sleeping longer hours. I’ve read some blogs about it and people say they didn’t have any negative side-effects. (I’ll try to get some more info). In the meantime, you can check out this Polyphasic Sleep Cycle

I read an interesting blog post about how, if it wasn’t for Christianity, science would not be in the same state it is in now. It’s a very interesting read and goes back to the very beginning of Science. You can check it out by clicking here.

Figuring what things are of course! Curiosity and finding answers is a trait exclusive to humans. My friends over at Science Blogs recently posted an article just about this. It’s very “picturey”, so be prepared.

I like reading more than pictures when viewing a blog, but these pictures inspire one to love science more than ever. Media is where inspiration takes hold.

So check it out.

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A Tree, with its many branches.

It’s often hard to explain to people what textbooks and teachers mean by “The Tree of Life”. As life evolved from single-cell organisms, life became more and more complex. The “branches” of evolution took hold, and different lifeforms began to come about. Excluding the roots, a tree is a great representation of this evolutionary process. Just like on Earth, a tree starts from a seed and grows into many different, complex branches. Each branch can be examples of different paths of the evolutionary process. Each life represents life.

You can find a great representation of the Tree of Life here.