Wonder on the Web

Issue 38: Links to amazing stuff.

City Streetlights, Even Stoplights, Blink a Bright Red and Green

Not only are Christmas lights bright enough to see from space, they also give NASA clues about who heads home for the holidays and who stays put. Satellite data shows that in the US, “nighttime lights shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year's” compared to the rest of the year. Lights increase especially in suburban areas, where people tend to celebrate ...

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Also in this Issue

Issue 38 / December 24, 2015
  1. Editor's Note from December 24, 2015

    Issue 38: Virgin births in the animal kingdom, a modern Wise Man’s journey, and the womanhood of creation. /

  2. Virgin Births Happen All the Time

    Birds do it. Bees do it. Snakes, sharks, lizards, and lots of other animals do it solo too. /

  3. Staring at the Suns

    What I’ve learned as an amateur astronomer. /

  4. Why Mary Is So Blessed

    An Orthodox theologian describes how the Mother of God is what all creation was created to be. /

  5. Noel

    “We hear and sing / The customary carols” /

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