Mike Arneson

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | @MikeArneson2015 | Keep up with Mike Arneson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Arneson”

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

Quora: Who are Rey's parents in 'Star Wars'

The character Rey, played by 23-year-old Daisy Ridley. Disney/Lucasfilm<p>Rey is a mysterious scavenger in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and is the lead character in the seventh installment of the incredibly popular franchise.<p>And since Star Wars is going to unveil two more sequels, the latest film …

57 Inspirational Quotes From 'Star Wars' and George Lucas

This wisdom from a long time ago and a galaxy far, far, away will inspire you to be thoughtful, brave, and successful.<p>When I was 12 years old, I stood in line for three hours to see a new space adventure. I was so entranced I went back six times over the next several days to see it again. For the …

George Lucas

Scientists Have More Depressing News About Our Coral Reefs

A "secret weapon" to save coral may not be as effective as previously thought.<p>Biologists have long regarded fish, urchins and sea turtles as "secret weapons" in the fight to protect coral reefs from human pollution and activity.<p>The herbivores, as science has shown, keep corals and their ecosystems …

Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them. - Vox

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>From the boat, there’s nothing remarkable about the place — just choppy water and a white mooring ball, a few miles offshore. But once we’re underwater, I can see the rows and rows of PVC trees, suspended above the sand in a grid that stretches away into the distant …

Seafloor

Ocean acidification and climate change at the Paris talks.

On Nov. 30, more than 140 world leaders, including President Obama, will meet in Paris for the beginning of a historic two-week conference on climate …

Climate Change

5 Questions about Climate Change and Coral Reefs for Dr. Emily Darling

Most people are aware of the drastic impacts of Climate Change in the atmosphere. Fewer people know what is happening beneath the surface of the oceans on coral reefs, the "rainforests of tropical oceans." Reefs are vital to maintaining life in the oceans and on our planet, and Climate Change is …

Orbital View: An Ocean Halo

Or, as it’s actually called, an atoll:<p>The birth of ring-shaped islands can take thousands of years. NOAA’s National Ocean Service explains (with a handy animation):<p>Corals … begin to settle and grow around an oceanic island forming a fringing reef. It can take as long as 10,000 years for a fringing …

Sea Level

Scientists come face to face with angry deep-sea squid

In the black depths of the deep sea, scientists have captured rare footage of two person-sized squid with giant flashing lights at the ends of their arms.<p>The animals, both of the species <i>Taningia danae</i>, approached and latched onto a remotely operated vehicle scientists were using in a part of the …

Zoology

A Historic Day at Honolua Bay

The smoked corpses of Aseki

“There were 14 corpses in total, arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions or curled up like foetuses inside large baskets.”<p>The Anga people live in Papua New Guinea's Aseki District, a fringe highland region so detached from the modern world that even the regular passing of mist is …