NASA has released this GIF image demonstrating the increase in resolutions of Pluto.
You can’t unsee.
As a left-handed person, I feel compelled to mention this.
A recent paper with the engaging title ‘Parallel Emergence of True Handedness in the Evolution of Marsupials and Placentals’ observes that ‘Bipedal macropod marsupials display population-level left-forelimb preference’.
In English this means kangaroos basically use their left paws in preference to their right ones for basic tasks.
Go here for a bit more background and a link to the paper in question.
Mount Gambier is surrounded by pine forests. There are some eucalypt forests as well.
This post on Today I Found Out is about what demarcates the difference between hardwood and softwood.
Apparently the Janka Hardness Test is the common scale for determining the hardness of various types of wood.
It also reveals (in a qualified sort of way) that the hardest wood comes from the Australian Buloke (pronounced “Bull-oak”) tree.
A great feature of living in Mount Gambier (and never, ever, going camping) is that mosquitoes are basically non-existent.
But I can still remember life in those bug infested parts of Australia, and have done pretty much all of these when I forgot the Aerogard…