Every morning, I check the latest postings for Cassini, the Mars Rovers, Phys Org and Scientific American. I am in awe of how different the universe is from what we can/could conceive from what we can see. Recently several items have amazed me. One is water forming a floating bridge when exposed to high voltage. This is almost as eerie as liquid helium climbing a beaker wall. Then, there is the powerful, brief energy burst found that may have originated 3 billion light years from earth. Astronomers are still trying to determine what the source could be—a pair of super dense neutron stars colliding or the “last gasp” of an evaporating black hole are possible explanations. And our current understanding of DNA is proving rather primitive. There’s an amazing world out there–whether within us or outside–and it refuses reduction to simple explanations.