Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Earth as Art

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Thousands of images taken by ASTER, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, are now available online. Many of the images look like works of art. Consider the following image of an alluvial fan in the semi-arid interior of China: ?

Happy Canada Day!

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? If you are not especially familiar with this holiday, it’s not entirely your fault. Canadians themselves were very slow to embrace it. The following is a succinct history provided by Mental Floss: “Happy Canada Day! On July 1, 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined…