Saturday, February 23, 2019

World Building | drawing it in

Think about the last movie you watched or book you read where you said to yourself: 'I want to live there.'

When we were small wonder | wander | women, we often pretended to be space knights or Bene Gesserit. Harry Potter or Game of Thrones seem so magnetic because the creators are masters of world-building. But how does someone build a world that doesn't exist?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Marianne North | artist & adventurer

wonder | wonder | world is honored to feature another wonder | wonder | woman we greatly admire.

Marianne North in Ceylon by Julia Cameron

Marianne North (24 October 1830 – 30 August 1890) was a prolific English Victorian biologist and botanical artist known for her plant and landscape paintings, her extensive foreign travels, her writings, and her plant discoveries.

Marianne North (courtesy A McRobb/RBG Kew)

Friday, February 8, 2019

new world magnetic model released 4 Feb 2019

Russia is in the news again. This time not just for the Trump-Putin connection. But for a more global matter than even that.

Scientists have found that Earth’s magnetic north has been moving towards Siberia (Russia) approximately 55 kilometers in the last few years.

This speed experts say is much faster than what they had previously estimated. Strangely, scientists still don’t know why.

The magnetic field of our planet has been found to constantly change, and scientists estimate that every 300,000 years or so the poles may even flip.

According to scientific data the last time this happened was some 780,000 years ago, which has led some experts to believe that our planet is overdue for another flip.

In fact, scientists have reported that the changes have been so significant, they had to begin working on an emergency update for the World Magnetic Model (WMM) - what gives compasses the means to navigate north.

The New World Magnetic Model update was officially released on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Year of the Female Brown Earth Pig

2019 is the Chinese Year of the Female Brown Earth Pig

This Lunar New Year starts from February 5th, 2019 and ends on January 24th, 2020

This year of the boar brings ends a full Chinese calendar cycle through all twelve astrological houses. 

Time to reflect on how the past eleven years have unfolded for us. 

What is in store for us this 2019? Kung Hei Fat Choi!