Adventures in Coffee Making

Coffee is the most important liquid in the entire universe, and we met some of the Colombian farmers who produce it by hand.

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Space Apps Ottawa 2019: Mission Accomplished

Along with over 200 cities around the world, Ottawa teams worked all weekend to solve NASA- and CSA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.

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Camping Griffon's pebble beach

Was Canadian Whisky Smuggled to Al Capone From Our Beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon?

Was Canadian whisky smuggled from our beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon to gangster Al Capone during the Prohibition? Local legend might be historical fact.

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More Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres' inventive and talented street artists have been busy. Check out some more stunningly beautiful murals including new 3d effects and other tricks!

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Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

One of Isla Mujeres island's many charms is that many of its buildings are covered by beautiful murals, and each street corner reveals new artistic vistas.

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Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

Cenotes are water-filled limestone caves that hold a special place in Mayan folklore - and are great fun to explore. I'm lucky to be on vacation in Mexico and jumped at the chance to see them above and below the water line.

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"Where Are They?" A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there - here's what the results mean for us.

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Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

Explore the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

Connemara skyline

Wild Atlantic Way: Connemara and the Sky Road

2016-09-21 | 0

Wild Atlantic Way: The spectacular Connemara region has a tremendous bleak beauty that leaves a real impression.

Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

2016-09-21 | 0

Exploring the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

A castle in the nearby national park

Lakes of Killarney

2016-09-16 | 2

Killarney Lakes area is more than just a great base to explore some of Ireland’s more famous scenery – it is a wonderful vacation spot of its own.

A Connemara Love Story

2016-09-14 | 0

Boy meets girl: A Connemara love story, with a castle and cathedral.

Stargazing at Camping Griffon

2016-08-07 | 1

Amateur night-sky observations of planets, moons, and galaxies in Gaspésie, Quebec.

“Cinco de Mayo: Fury Road” in Puebla

2016-05-09 | 0

You know you are in for one hell of a Cinco de Mayo parade when you see a giant fort roll slowly by, bellowing smoke from explosions and throwing the bodies of soldiers and horses into the air.

This image was originally posted to Flickr by wilgengebroed at It was reviewed on 13 May 2014 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.

MIT’s “IOTx Internet of Things” Online Course: First Impressions

2016-04-20 | 10

MIT offers an online course about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the huge changes it will bring to our world. Read on for my first impressions.

Manchones Reef, Isla Mujeres

Scuba Diving off Isla Mujeres

2016-04-17 | 3

Isla Mujeres in Mexico offers fun and interesting options for scuba divers of all levels.

Of course I still love you

Falcon Sticks Landing on “Of Course I Still Love You”

2016-04-08 | 1

The title sounds like gibberish – but it is actually an amazing technological advancement by rocketship pioneer SpaceX.

Dog Sitting in Isla Mujeres

2016-04-08 | 3

A canine companion is our excuse to relax on Mexico’s beautiful Isla Mujeres.

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