Random Links of the Day : Science, History, and Nature Edition

Archaeological site from England

So I started binging on different articles today and figured we need our first Random Links of the Day for the year 2021. So with that said, here we go

The Dead Speak! Scientists Make 3000-Year-Old #Egyptian Mummy Talk, After Recreating Its Vocals

https://t.co/MJSrJh7m1C #Kemet #AncientEgypt #Nesyamun #Priest #Pagan #Paganism #Polytheism #Polytheist

Five Ancient Wonders of the UK

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/travel/2019/dec/14/ancient-wonders-five-little-known-archaeological-sites-uk?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Ftravel%2F2019%2Fdec%2F14%2Fancient-wonders-five-little-known-archaeological-sites-uk

A New Yorker finds old photos including a Portrait of Susan B. Anthony

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-finds-century-old-photos-attic-including-portrait-susan-b-anthony-180976922/

Virtual Black History Celebration on Saturday

https://www-ajc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/stockbridge-holding-virtual-african-american-history-celebration-on-saturday/MFAT4WIN5FEVNFSDSCA6AANGXE/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&outputType=amp&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126544837123&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ajc.com%2Fnews%2Fatlanta-news%2Fstockbridge-holding-virtual-african-american-history-celebration-on-saturday%2FMFAT4WIN5FEVNFSDSCA6AANGXE%2F

A Virtual Reality Zoo of Extinct Animals

https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/sebastian-koseda-the-zoo-of-extinct-animals-digital-050221

Birds can’t think straight with traffic noises

https://www-ecowatch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.ecowatch.com/amp/traffic-sounds-birds-thinking-2650331494?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126544837123&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecowatch.com%2Ftraffic-sounds-birds-thinking-2650331494.html

Genetic Analysis Reveals Evolution of the Enigmatic Y Chromosome in Great Apes

Are Wolves Endangered?

https://www.treehugger.com/are-wolves-endangered-5101178

A Breakthrough in Quantum Photonics will create new optics

https://phys-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/phys.org/news/2021-02-breakthrough-quantum-photonics-era-optical.amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126544049099&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fphys.org%2Fnews%2F2021-02-breakthrough-quantum-photonics-era-optical.html

Intricate Steampunk Spider Sculptures Crafted From Antique Watches

The Juno Spacecraft will explore Jupiter for Four more years

https://www.kqed.org/science/1972554/after-breathtaking-images-and-stupendous-discoveries-spacecraft-juno-gets-4-more-years-to-explore-jupiter

Amateur Treasure Hunter finds missing piece of Henry VII’s Crown

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-treasure-hunter-unearths-missing-centerpiece-henry-viiis-crown-180976902/

Global Warming will bring an epidemic of caterpillars to destroy agriculture in California

https://insideclimatenews-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/insideclimatenews.org/news/05022021/in-california-a-warming-climate-will-help-a-voracious-pest-and-hurt-the-states-almonds-walnuts-and-pistachios/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&amp&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126544049099&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Finsideclimatenews.org%2Fnews%2F05022021%2Fin-california-a-warming-climate-will-help-a-voracious-pest-and-hurt-the-states-almonds-walnuts-and-pistachios%2F

The Billion year journey of Earth’s tectonic plates

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/02/06/science/tectonic-plates-continental-drift.amp.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126542301000&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2021%2F02%2F06%2Fscience%2Ftectonic-plates-continental-drift.html

The Dagda (The Good God)

https://www.ancient.eu/The_Dagda/

The Ancient History Encyclopedia (A Great Resource!)

https://www.ancient.eu/

Deep Ocean plastic is a Haven for Life

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2021/02/06/deep-ocean-plastic-is-a-haven-for-life

The Turtle Baby Boom in Kenya (Yay!!!!)

https://www-euronews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.euronews.com/living/amp/2021/02/06/this-baby-boom-in-kenya-is-helping-to-save-an-endangered-species?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126542301000&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.euronews.com%2Fliving%2F2021%2F02%2F06%2Fthis-baby-boom-in-kenya-is-helping-to-save-an-endangered-species

Paying Mother Nature Back For her Hard Work

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/climate/dasgupta-report-biodiversity-climate.amp.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126542301000&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2021%2F02%2F02%2Fclimate%2Fdasgupta-report-biodiversity-climate.html

The Blakiston Fish Owl, World’s Biggest Owl is in decline. But it’s not too late to save them

https://api-nationalgeographic-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/2021/02/worlds-biggest-owl-is-endangered-but-its-not-too-late?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126542301000&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

Fossils reveal Homo Sapien-Neanderthal Breeding

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/jersey-neanderthal-homo-sapiens-hybrids-09308.html

Darwin’s sexist views against women

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/books/review/charles-darwin-harriet-martineau-women.amp.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126540548574&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2021%2F02%2F05%2Fbooks%2Freview%2Fcharles-darwin-harriet-martineau-women.html

Horse Remains show how Native People’s raised their horses

https://www-heritagedaily-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.heritagedaily.com/2021/02/horse-remains-reveal-new-insights-into-how-native-peoples-raised-horses/137049?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&fbclid=IwAR1suVKCnjHx0S63SL3VXBZFcYOu3YrXD5bZ6z8eJyIlRJDuV5PZiWUPUxc&amp&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126440526269&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heritagedaily.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fhorse-remains-reveal-new-insights-into-how-native-peoples-raised-horses%2F137049

The Apollo 15 Landing Site

https://www-space-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.space.com/amp/apollo-15-landing-radar-image?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126540548574&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

Meet the Man who invented Black History Month

https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/02/01/us/history-of-black-history-month-trnd/index.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126540548574&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2021%2F02%2F01%2Fus%2Fhistory-of-black-history-month-trnd%2Findex.html

Ancient Cities Provide A New Perspective On Urban Life

Mummy with a Gold Tongue found in Egypt

https://www-livescience-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.livescience.com/amp/mummy-with-gold-tongue-discovered.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126540548574&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.livescience.com%2Fmummy-with-gold-tongue-discovered.html

Tricky Skywatching & Combustible Planets

https://www-space-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.space.com/amp/february-combustible-planets-outshined-by-sun?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16126440526269&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.space.com%2Ffebruary-combustible-planets-outshined-by-sun

Enjoy everyone,

– M

Jupiter & Saturn : The Great Conjunction of the Winter Solstice

The God Saturn, the original King of the Roman Gods. Some view him as Kronos, King of the now defeated Titanoi

Remember the Great Conjunction is happening tonight. The first time since the Middle Ages. Christians view this as a Star of Redemption. For me this is a Star of reconciliation. Zeus and Kronos, Father and Son, United as one.

The former God king of the universe with the current God king. A new era about to be unleashed. The problem with new eras is that there are usually a lot of old conservative assholes who want things to stay as they are. That and old problems that resurface to be destroyed. So be excited but also be down to earth.

Hope for the best. But understand that this isn’t Harry Potter. A magical wand won’t solve all your problems. Only you can do that. So go outside under the conjunction and give offerings to the two Lords of Heaven.

Jupiter or Zeus depending on your view

Tonight is good for all white magic. And actually all dark magic as well. It’s a night of duality. Of sun and moon. And or reconciliation between hurt parties.

If these two can make up even for one astrological conjunction, then anyone can. Tonight is sacred to the Gods of light and dark. It is the Divalia, the Feast of Aset, the Rites of Soyal, the Korochun, and the Winter Solstice. And sacred to the Hopi Spider Woman and the Hawk Maiden. And who knows what other sacred feasts there are.

It’s also the first quarter moon. And some Wiccans choose this moon to honor Nemesis, the Hellenic Goddess of divine justice. This means, one can pray to the great Goddess to ask for a setting of the record. A righting of wrongs and balancing of the karmic scales. Now, for Wiccans, karma has a different connotation than Hindu karma.

But basically, a reset of your destiny and fortunes. Just remember, with lady Nemesis, you could be in for a bumpy ride. She was Zeus’ right hand in his ruling Olympian regime. She took care that all things were done in moderation. Even those being punished, weren’t punished all the time.

Hail νέμειν Némein, Nemesis. The Goddess of Divine Justice and Wrath against wrongdoers.

That this occurs during a lunar phase where at least some people worship Nemesis and do magic with her is no coincidence. We should also appeal to Némein and ask her to help heal old wounds. And along with lords Zeus and Kronos, end all conflict. Hopefully before the next year wrecks our shit. Now remember you need to becareful.

Because in addition to all this, natural phenomenon like a conjunction brings down good and evil in equal measure. A pregnant woman should not be out there. Or anyone who has a delicate health condition. That’s the way my Godmother in Santeria taught me. And even a healthy person or someone who isn’t pregnant shouldn’t be out under a conjunction or a special type of phenomenon for too long.

Because these events naturally thin the veil more than usual. And good and evil spirits can reach us across time and space. The only other time a person is that accessible to the spirit world is on their birthday. And women on their periods are naturally more open to spiritual energy (as taught to me by a Shaman from Peru). So these are things to consider.

You don’t actually have to go outside. If you have altars you can use one for sky Gods and another for Gods of the dead and do dual offerings. Ask the Gods of the dead to reap away the negative energy of the old year. And ask the Sky Gods to fill the void from the reaping with good luck and good energy. Ask to be blessed on the new year.

Remember, the Winter Solstice happens at midnight. And the power of the Sun Gods’ return can bless you.

Lord Apollon (Apollo) and his Sun Chariot

If you must go outside, wear a warding charm. Do your prayers and protections etc.. and leave your offerings. Pray for what you want. Then return immediately. Don’t stay outside longer than you have to.

This conjunction will be up there at least for a while. Remember you can do this inside on your altars as well. So with that said, let me finish this post with some Live YouTube streams of the conjunction!

And here

Random Links of the Day : Science Addition

Breathes* Ahhhhh Science. Smells like Breaking Bad combined with rock hard candy.

You know I really should get back to putting up weird and occult type stuff on here. But I can’t help myself. Mages of all kinds love knowledge. Whether it be magical, scientific, literature, etc.. So you have another science addition. Although truth be told, my creepy Qurantine addition is still my favorite. 
But here again we have some awesome stuff to talk about. 

On Human Evolution

Newly discovered fossil shows small-scale evolutionary changes in an extinct human species

https://phys-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/phys.org/news/2020-11-newly-fossil-small-scale-evolutionary-extinct.amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16049587691767&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fphys.org%2Fnews%2F2020-11-newly-fossil-small-scale-evolutionary-extinct.html

This one here covers the whole kingdom : 

Sea sponge helps scientists unravel 700-million-year-old mystery of evolutionhttps://phys-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/phys.org/news/2020-11-sea-sponge-scientists-unravel-million-year-old.amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16049585828288&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fphys.org%2Fnews%2F2020-11-sea-sponge-scientists-unravel-million-year-old.html

Climate Change May Have Driven Ancient Human Species to Extinction

https://www-sciencealert-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.sciencealert.com/climate-change-may-have-helped-driven-ancient-human-species-to-extinction/amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16049532498859&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fclimate-change-may-have-helped-driven-ancient-human-species-to-extinction

Archeologists finally look at Ancient Mummies

https://www-livescience-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.livescience.com/amp/painted-ancient-egyptian-mummies-ct-scan.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16050433698124&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.livescience.com%2Fpainted-ancient-egyptian-mummies-ct-scan.html

Ancient Egyptian Soldier’s letter deciphered

https://www.livescience.com/amp/43900-ancient-egyptian-soldier-letter-deciphered.html

New Chronology of the Saturn Planetary System

New Chronology of the Saturn Planetary System

Jupiter’s moon Europa may glow in the dark

https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/09/world/jupiter-moon-europa-glow-in-the-dark-scn/index.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16049584579189&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F11%2F09%2Fworld%2Fjupiter-moon-europa-glow-in-the-dark-scn%2Findex.html

Stephen Hawking Theorized that Space-Time is Emerging from a Deeper Reality

https://dailygalaxy-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/dailygalaxy.com/2020/11/spacetime-is-emerging-from-some-deeper-reality-what-stephen-hawking-missed/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16049585828288&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fdailygalaxy.com%2F2020%2F11%2Fspacetime-is-emerging-from-some-deeper-reality-what-stephen-hawking-missed%2F

Comet Atlas gets closer to Earth
https://youtu.be/sX7VyUWAa8E

Random Links of the Day : Science Edition

Well, I have some interesting things to share with all of you. I had such an overwhelming abundance of scientific links today. And I decided we were overdue for another Random Links!

The crater the Mar’s rover landed in, was once an ancient lake.

Jezero Crater – Landing Site of Mars Perseverance Rover – Was a Lake in Mars’ Ancient Past

The Biological Perfect Storm : Nature’s next great cataclysm

https://dailygalaxy-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/dailygalaxy.com/2020/10/no-place-to-hide-a-perfect-storm-14-times-earths-greatest-biological-catastrophe/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D

Controversial Study Claims Human Consciousness is Energy that is separate from our Bodies

https://dailygalaxy-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/dailygalaxy.com/2020/07/consciousness-existing-beyond-matter-or-only-in-the-central-nervous-system-as-an-afterthought-of-nature/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D

A Part 2 for that

https://finance-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/controversial-theory-says-human-consciousness-185000226.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16039354807147&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Ffinance.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fcontroversial-theory-says-human-consciousness-185000226.html

The Detection of Water on the Moon

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-have-the-first-unambiguous-detection-of-water-on-the-moon

The History of Gold in the Universe Changed once more

https://www.sciencealert.com/neutron-star-collisions-may-not-be-making-much-gold-after-all

Giant Asteroid of Dead Planet Rusting in Space

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-asteroid-could-be-the-core-of-a-failed-planet-and-it-s-slowly-rusting

Scientists Reveal what may be largest flying bird

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-reveal-what-may-be-largest-flying-bird-ever-180976128/

Corpses of Black Holes from before the Big Bang?

Eerie Implications of Hawking Points –“Corpses of Black Holes from Before the Big Bang”

Perilous Prehistoric Travels

Schrodinger’s Cat in Real Life? (Not very happy about this one)

https://www.sciencealert.com/could-schroedinger-s-cat-exist-in-real-life

Quantum Experiment Suggests there is no Objective Reality

https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/03/12/136684/a-quantum-experiment-suggests-theres-no-such-thing-as-objective-reality/

Covid 19 gives Chronic Cognitive Defects, aging the brain by 10 years (It’s a never ending shit show with this disease)

https://nypost.com/2020/10/27/covid-19-causes-chronic-cognitive-deficits-equivalent-to-brain-aging-10-years/

How Global Warming Ended Life on Earth 252 Million Years Ago

“The shells record seawater pH levels which are affected by atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and it looks as though roughly 252 million years ago there was a sudden, intense injection of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

It was most likely from a gigantic series of volcanic eruptions in Siberia, the researchers say. The increased warming and ocean acidification would have killed off certain species very quickly, while increasingly nutrient-rich waters would then have depleted oxygen levels in the ocean over a longer time period, causing further extinctions.

“This domino-like collapse of the inter-connected life-sustaining cycles and processes ultimately led to the observed catastrophic extent of mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic boundary,” says marine biogeochemist Hana Jurikova who is now at the University of St Andrews in the UK,”

Essentially, this study says that #GlobalWarming destroyed the world 252 Million years ago. This is what led to the great extinction. But what caused so much Carbon Dioxide injections in the atmosphere is unclear. Though they think it was a series of underwater volcanos. The point is : We know now without a doubt that Carbon emissions in the air will lead to mass death.

And if not stopped, we’ll all end up extinct. I leave this here for all of you.

https://www-sciencealert-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-geochemical-trigger-for-the-world-s-largest-ever-mass-extinction/amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16035052645891&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fscientists-find-the-geochemical-trigger-for-the-world-s-largest-ever-mass-extinction

Even worse, the melting ice is revealed to be a source of large carbon emissions which makes this even worse.

https://insideclimatenews-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/insideclimatenews.org/news/16102020/permafrost-study-arctic-ocean-climate-change?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&amp&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16035052645891&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Finsideclimatenews.org%2Fnews%2F16102020%2Fpermafrost-study-arctic-ocean-climate-change