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Ancient Eclipse at Chaco

Ancient Eclipse at Chaco

A thought after the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, which I was lucky enough to see: In 1097, a total solar eclipse was visible over Chaco Canyon in what is now New Mexico. An artist there recorded the event in this petroglyph. Scientists now know that 1097 was...

Petroglyph carved into brown sandstone. Carving shows a circle with curlicues and loops extending from it on all sides. To the upper left is a smaller solid circle.
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Ancient Eclipse at Chaco

A thought after the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, which I was lucky enough to see: In 1097, a total solar eclipse was visible over Chaco Canyon in what is now New Mexico. An artist there recorded the event in this petroglyph. Scientists now know that 1097...

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Could Passenger Pigeons Come Back?

In this season of zombies and skeletons, know that there's a small group out there working to bring back, aka "de-extinct," passenger pigeons. Like "Jurassic Park," but smaller and flying in gigantic flocks. What could go wrong? Seriously, though, their efforts are...

A cluster of bright red homegrown radishes with fresh green leafy tops, still with garden soil clinging to them
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Radish Rage

An airing of my long-standing grievance about "easy to grow" vegetables that aren't, in a guest post on...