Jott

Like others, I am finding that Jott is becoming an integral part of my life. For those of you who aren't familiar with the service, you call a toll-free number, talk for up to 30 seconds, and then a typed transcription appears in your e-mail inbox. You can also use Jott to post to your blog, Twitter, get a Zillow estimate, add to your to-do list, and so on. For me, the best part of Jott may be that I can send myself reminders for a specific date and time. I also like that I can send a message to an e-mail group (like my family or my Educational Administration faculty team).


The service is free. All you have to do is register your e-mail account and phone number. Check it out!

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Keep reading Show less

We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.

Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
Surprising Science

A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.

Keep reading Show less

New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
  • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
Keep reading Show less