One month anniversary

I started this blog a month ago. Since then I've discovered the difficulty of coming up with something meaningful and interesting at least five times a week. I've also discovered the joy of interacting with folks across the country that I never would have met otherwise. I extend my gratitude to all of you who have helped spread the word about this blog and/or contributed to this online community.

How can you help celebrate the one-month anniversary of Dangerously Irrelevant? Simple. If you like what you're reading, pass on the URL,, to one person in your network. In addition, submit a comment to one of the posts and spark a conversation - the community wants to hear from you, I promise!

Thanks for a fun month.

Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

(Eugene Sim/Shutterstock)
Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

Credit: EAST Team
Surprising Science
  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
  • Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
  • Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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Understand your own mind and goals via bullet journaling

Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.

  • Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
  • The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
  • One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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