Wednesday, May 12, 2004

- The Cicada are here! The Cicada are here! Well, not yet here in Arizona, but they are springing up back east. Arizona Cicada have a two to three year life cycle, and tend to emerge any time from June to August. The Cicada you find in the Eastern United States stay underground for 17 years! This year's batch is expected to be extremely large. Here are two articles describing the Eastern Cicada, and the Arizona Cicada.
- I have a strange fascination with eclipses. I find it important to view each one, and I am disappointed if I miss one. I have no idea why I feel this way. After all, an eclipse is just a coincidence of the Moon either moving in front of Sun (Solar Eclipse), or the earth getting in between the moon and the sun (Lunar eclipse.) Here are two links with maps showing all the total solar eclipses for the next 25 years, and the all the partial solar eclipses for the next 25 years. I am not providing a link for lunar eclipses because they are much more common:
- Does God exist? According to one physicist, God has a 67% chance of existing. Here is a link to an article discussing his methods for arriving at this number:
- Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are going to do a Band of Brothers version for the Pacific theater. Here is a link with information about the new series:      

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