Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Notes for March 11th, 2010

  • Apparently snorkeling in the Mediterranean doesn't affect the fish or algal community. Yay!
  • Despite what the box and advertising suggests: Exposing your children to TV at an early age is not a positive. Of course, this is what tends to happen at home-run day-care providers, so I'm not sure what you can do if that is your only available option. Also, when the whole family is sick, a "movie day" is borderline essential for mental stability (of the parent). I have only anecdotal evidence for this though.
  • Speaking of extinction events. Laelaps discusses a much more recent extinction event, the one that took out most of the large mammals. Needless to say, we know a lot more about this one.
  • I'm trying out a new site design. I didn't like how long the columns were in the old one (1 narrow column that seemed to go on forever). So this template 'stretches' the posts horizontally. Let me know if anyone thinks good or ill of the new look.

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