Tag: Links

Links 12/9/18

The ‘magical’ moment a photographer spotted a rare white reindeer in the snow National Post ‘Can we still let the cat out of the bag?’: PETA’s anti-animal phrases post gets social media’s goat Scroll.in Honda, CalTech and NASA’s JPL might have a real alternative to Li-ion batteries Road Show (David […]

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Links 12/8/18

P-64, the mountain lion known for his successful freeway crossings, found dead after surviving Woolsey fire Los Angeles Times 🙁 ‘Make better choices’: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop Washington Post. NT: “A species even stupider than humans.” Fraser […]

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Links 12/7/18

‘They were so full of joy’: Video of 200 dolphins swimming beside B.C. ferry goes viral CTV News Global Carbon Budget 2018 Earth System Science Data. Important. Texas and New Mexico shale basins hold 49 years worth of oil: USGS Reuters. Let’s leave it in the ground, so we always […]

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Links 12/6/18

Flaming hole in Arkansas found to be intentionally set, not the work of Satan or meteorite Japan Times Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe – what my research suggests The Conversation These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies National Geographic Pistachio Wars: […]

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Links 12/5/18

Bees Get Stung by Decision to Scale Back National Monument Scientific American (David L) Bacteria under stress can live without cell wall PhysOrg (Robert M) Sustainable palm oil doesn’t make the grade PhysOrg (Robert M) California wildfires accelerated climate change as much as a whole year of power use Quartz […]

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Links 12/3/18

Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm MIT Technology Review Scientists, ethicists slam decisions behind gene-edited twins Ars Technica Why this country parcels babies in boxes BBC Payless Opens Fake Luxury Shoe Shop Where They Trick Influencers By Selling $20 Shoes For $640 Bored Panda Don’t you […]

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Links 12/2/18

FARMERS’ DILEMMA: SAVE BEES OR SAVE THEMSELVES WhoWhatWhy.org It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver Ars Technica (David L) ‘In the millions of dollars’: Earthquake damage assessments continue amid aftershocks Anchorage Daily News Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you […]

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Links 12/1/18

Eagle huntresses challenge the patriarchy in Mongolia South China Morning Post. FWIW, I know a woman from Mongolia. She was educated in Chinese schools in Mongolia. She then got a PhD in Japan in medicine, and was hired by Yale to do oncology research. Now does oncology research in one […]

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Links 11/29/18

Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why National Geographic Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem Phys.org New Zealand whale stranding: ‘I will never forget their cries’ BBC Can lab-grown human brains think? The Week Risky Corporate Debt Among Top U.S. Threats […]

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Links 11/27/18

Dear patient readers, Apologies for the lack of original posts. Nothing seemed inspiring….save Brexit as a case study of mass delusion, but I think you have had enough rubber-necking for now. NASA InSight nails Mars landing after scary six minutes CNET An audacious new plan will make all science free. […]

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Links 11/26/18

Mutant superbugs menace future space station expeditions – NASA RT (original). Ancient termite megapolis as large as Britain found in Brazil CNN (original). “The YouTube algorithm that I helped build in 2011 still recommends the flat earth theory by the *hundreds of millions*” Guillaume Chaslot Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: […]

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Links 11/25/18

Vermont couple looking for family peacock that ran off with turkeys Boston Globe The little blind fish that can mend a broken heart Japan Times. Literal heart tissue. Toxic Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow California Food, Including Organics Food and Water Watch Oilsands waste is collected in sprawling toxic ponds. […]

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Links 11/24/18

Rhinestone Vest-Wearing Pigeon Reunited With Family NPR (David L) Low-cost ‘four-hour’ bamboo house wins top prize BBC (David L). Really attractive too. Pet owners who force their cats to be vegan could risk breaking the law Telegraph (Kevin W) Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction BBC Researchers Just […]

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Links 11/23/18

Ancient mammal cousin looked like cross between a rhino and a turtle Science Wealthy nations fall short of climate funding pledge FT Why do billions of people still lack basic sanitation? BBC Nissan to Seek Review of Renault Shareholding Structure Bloomberg Carlos Ghosn’s downfall lays bare Nissan’s board problem FT. […]

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Links 11/21/18

Don’t be a turkey: Keep grease out of sinks, wipes out of sewer pipes Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Chuck L) These animals eat absurd amounts of food National Geographic (David L) Garfield the tomcat has a lucky escape The Nation Thailand (furzy). This is the sort of thing that would […]

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Links 11/20/18

In Brazil, termites have built a sprawling megacity the size of Britain SCMP Lightning striking the Grand Canyon and a magical dive into an abyss: The stunning winners of the panoramic photography awards revealed Daily Mail. Some stunning shots. Quebec literary prize on hold after Amazon sponsorship controversy Montreal Gazette […]

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Links 11/19/18

How Your Field Notes, Dusty or New, Can Help Science The Wire United Nations considers a test ban on evolution-warping gene drives MIT Technology Review YOU KNOW WHAT? GO AHEAD AND USE THE HOTEL WI-FI Wired. Readers? How Local Governments Are Addressing Climate Change Mother Earth News Missing St Mark […]

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Links 11/18/18

Plenty of Brits reckon a robot would make smarter decisions than a human boss Metro.UK A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria The Conversation Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women USA Today. More deaths from despair. The mystery viruses far worse […]

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Links 11/17/18

Orca recovery task force urges partial ban on whale watching, study of dam removal Seattle Times (furzy) Flat Earthers descend on Denver for second annual conference Denver Post (Dr. Kevin) Half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds PhysOrg (Chuck L) Policies of China, […]

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