Monthly Archives: September 2013

The duck-faced lacewing, its baby and an ancient Egyptian inscription

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
by Matthew Cobb Another set of fascinating insect tw**ts popped up while I slept. Morgan Jackson (@BioInFocus) tweeted a link to this fantastic insect, photographed by J. Gállego, a Spanish photographer who specialises in…

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Falcon v. Starlings

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A murmuration of hunted starlings

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I really need to see the six-part BBC series Earthflight, which I gather has been picked up by PBS in the U.S. The show uses a variety of methods to photograph birds in flight,…

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An illusion

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Matthew Cobb sent me this image from Richard Wiseman’s Quirky Mind Stuff. It’s an example of “the Ponzo illusion.” The images of all of these cars are the same size.  If you don’t…

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Lone Wolf | Orion Magazine

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7690

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Google Fiber vs. Broadband – Provo City

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Ben Fogle and Hugh Dennis – A bridge too far? – Worlds Most Dangerous Roads – BBC

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World’s Most Extreme Fisherman – Human Planet – BBC

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“Ballooning” Spiders Fly Without Wind – D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/09/23/ballooning-spiders-fly-without-wind/#.Ukiadpm9Kc1

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Taliban on the Euphrates: Syria fighters Dump Moderate SNC, Aim for Fundamentalist State | Informed Comment

http://www.juancole.com/2013/09/euphrates-fighters-fundamentalist.html Taliban on the Euphrates: Syria fighters Dump Moderate SNC, Aim for Fundamentalist State The pan-Arab daily al-Hayat [Life] reports that 14 bands of fighters in Syria have broken with the moderate Syrian National Council led by Ahmad al-Jarba and … Continue reading

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Why Ted Cruz Should sit down and Shut Up: Countries with Social Safety Net Happiest | Informed Comment

http://www.juancole.com/2013/09/countries-social-happiest.html

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton unveil $80m effort to fight illegal ivory trade

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/26/hillary-chelsea-clinton-african-elephants-ivory-poaching

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Keystone XL’s Ugly Toll on America’s Endangered Species

Keystone XL’s Ugly Toll on America’s Endangered Species.

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My State Needs Obamacare. Now. – NYTimes.com

My State Needs Obamacare. Now. – NYTimes.com.

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Stephen Hawking’s big ideas… made simple – animation

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Research Psychologist Angela Duckworth, 2013 MacArthur Fellow | MacArthur Foundation

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The reign of poison, part I: Rachel Carson strikes back

Originally posted on Puff the Mutant Dragon:
The modern environmental movement owes a great deal to biologist Rachel Carson, best known as the author of A Silent Spring. When you think of Silent Spring you probably think of the pesticide DDT;…

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Boehner Advises Americans to Delay Getting Cancer for a Year : The New Yorker

Boehner Advises Americans to Delay Getting Cancer for a Year : The New Yorker.

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Guns and Children

http://nyti.ms/19NprXe NYTimes: Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll Children shot accidentally — usually by other children — are collateral casualties of the accessibility of guns in America, their deaths at once heart-rending and eminently preventable.

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NSA

http://nyti.ms/18yBlXL NYTimes: N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens The analysis of phone call and e-mail logs for foreign intelligence purposes adds to the growing body of knowledge about the agency’s access to private information, prompting concern from … Continue reading

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In Fragmented Forests, Rapid Mammal Extinctions – NYTimes.com

In Fragmented Forests, Rapid Mammal Extinctions – NYTimes.com.

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What Kids REALLY Think About Social Media

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MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

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Constitute

Constitute.

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RHNB-Oddka Vodka

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