|Earth’s Atmosphere Top to Bottom ~ You’ll doubtless find this both useful and informative, if like me you’d previously imagined the stratosphere was where the Earth’s atmosphere finished. Seems that’s only the 50km mark, after which you have the mesosphere, the ionosphere, thermosphere and finally the exosphere, otherwise popularly called outer space…
|Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) ~ The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is an Internet institution, so consider its younger up-and-coming sibling, with a more terrestrial slant. Don’t imagine there isn’t plenty of great celestial imagery lurking in the archives here too, with the backing of NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center, would anything less suit?
Mythica ~ A broad knowledge of classical mythology is often
important for astrologers, especially when it comes to understanding
some of the more recent astronomical discoveries from an interpretation point of view. So if you don’t know your
Hestia from your Hercules or your Juno from your Jupiter, then this
is undoubtedly the place to go…
|Facade ~ I'm a professional astrologer and that’s what I do, not tarot cards, staring into my crystal ball, eyeballing your tea leaves or feeling the bumps on your head either. Still I’m always happy to find a good free source of other types of reading online, with a great selection of tarot spreads for instance and no registration necessary.
Birthdays.com ~ Not an astrological site, but a valuable and
extensive resource for all those interested in the correlation between
birth data and personality characteristics. Discover who else was born
on your birthday. It’s fascinating reading, with links to lots and lots of further information
for each specific day.
|FatefulDay.eu ~ There are a number of sites around the Web that claim to calculate your life expectancy and how many years you have left to live. They take your age and lifestyle into account, along with your family history and current state of health. This one caught my eye, since it has me down as dying last year. Know what? I have been that busy I hadn’t even noticed…
|FBI: Cyber’s Most Wanted ~ With the pervasive nature of modern computing and the Internet, cybersecurity is more vital than ever. Ponder for instance this list of cybercriminals compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Disregarding members of the Chinese military, bounties of US$4.2 million are offered for intelligence leading to the conviction of just five men.
|Fermi Paradox ~ Where is everyone? Physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-54) gave his name to the awkward contrast that exists, between the vastness of space and the probability large numbers of Earth-like planets must exist elsewhere, especially when you consider life could be far more evolved on a proportion of these, yet nobody has indisputably been in touch with us…
|Flying Spaghetti Monster ~ Deity of the Pastafarians, members of the parody (or maybe not?) religion, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Created in 2005 by Bobby Henderson, this all began as a satirical protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution…
|FML: Your Everyday Life Stories ~ This is a family-friendly site, so I am not going to spell out what FML stands for, but suffice it to say the ML bit is ‘My Life’, while the F component has four letters and ends in ‘K’. Some of the contributions are genuinely hilarious. FML, you say when something really awkward happens, highlighting your relationship to the human condition.
|French Words & Phrases Used In English ~ Over a quarter of modern English has origins in French initially, mainly coming from the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England after the Norman Conquest. Since then much more has become incorporated into everyday usage, think for instance of ballet, bric-à-brac, bouquet, brunette, bureau, café, chaffeur…
|Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature ~ A catchily entitled offering, maintained by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, developed in cooperation with the International Astronomical Union and officially supported by NASA. It takes the names of the planets, satellites, asteroids and their features, explaining their origins in a straightforward manner that you can surely trust…
Flight Divination ~ Described as “your source for all divination
needs” this site provides a selection of reasonably priced astrological,
tarot, numerology and biorhythm readings for your perusal. Also on
offer are a number of freebies, including daily Sun sign forecasts
and some amusing games.
Archive ~ If you’ve never downloaded an ebook, waste no further
time in adding another skill to your online repertoire. The Glastonbury
Archive has an excellent and completely free selection, with Palden Jenkins’ Living
in Time and remarkable Historical Ephemeris both pertaining
directly to astrological study.
|Gold - Visualized in Bullion Bars ~ You might think with Jupiter’s impending return to Leo that gold prices will witness an upsurge, since it is the metal traditionally connected with the Lion. This week’s recommended site has a few facts and figures about one of mankind’s obsessions, such as how all the gold in the world combined equals a cube just 68 feet (20.73m) across.