Thursday, July 8, 2010

Notes for July 8th

  • Happy Birthday Sis!
  • This isn't exactly a wonderfully fun story.  
  • Squirrels are actually pretty interesting.  Although we typically think of invasive species as annoying and frustrating, there's something sorta amazing about a species that can be this successful.
  • Humans where in Europe a lot longer than previously thought.  Or maybe just a lot earlier?
  • I'm just going to repeat the title of this article and then gasp in terror:  "Gallbladder removed through mouth in new-" (stops to vomit, deep breath).  Ok, so actually that's probably a good thing, but judas monkeys!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Notes for July 7th

  • More about perennial grains.  I agree, it would be great if we could have them.  I don't know why we don't.  
  • A fairly interesting look at the food preferences of man-eating lions (obviously, they don't only eat people).
  • Ants with worms...broadly speaking ants with mind-control worms.
  • Holy cow, I can't believe this is a problem.  Because of some unexpected storms, a hydro plan in the Pacific NW was making so much power that other facilities in the region had to shut down (gas and coal plants).  I'm not a huge fan of hydro because the impoundments associated with them are usually bad for streams, but some strategic use of hydro is certainly going to be helpful.  In this case, they have so much power being generated that they don't know what to do with it (literally).

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Notes for July 1st