Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I'm Back !
Originally uploaded by Yoann Rigolleau.

Found on Flickr. I wish it were mine, but I'm studying, not playing with my camera. In France. Sigh. :)

Social networking helps hermit crabs find homes

Social networking helps hermit crabs find homes: "One previously identified strategy that apparently helps each hermit crab find the very best shell is joining a lively group activity known as a synchronous vacancy chain. When a new shell becomes available, crabs gather around it and queue up in a line from largest to smallest. Once the largest crab moves into the vacant shell, each crab in the queue swiftly switches into the newly vacated shell right in front of them. As a result, a single vacant shell kicks off an entire chain of shell vacancies that ultimately leads to many crabs getting new, and generally improved, housing."

This is truly awesome.

Freezing the volcano’s lightning | Analysis & Opinion |

For my fellow photogs.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Children's cognitive ability can be affected by exposure to urban air pollutants

Children's cognitive ability can be affected by exposure to urban air pollutants: "A study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried out in Krakow, Poland has found that prenatal exposure to pollutants can adversely affect children's cognitive development at age 5, confirming previous findings in a New York City (NYC) study.

Researchers report that children exposed to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Krakow had a significant reduction in scores on a standardized test of reasoning ability and intelligence at age 5. The study findings are published today online in Environmental Health Perspectives.

PAHs are released into the air from the burning of fossil fuels for transportation, heating, energy production, and from other combustion sources."

NOW can we please get over the stupid "climate change is a hoax" spinning and just reduce our burning of fossil fuels?????

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

John McCain: U.S. Lacks A 'Coherent' Iran Policy

As opposed to "Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran"?

Just listen to his sick "heh heh heh" at the end and tell me you aren't deeply, passionately grateful that Obama's in charge instead.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hébert: Groping in the dark in Ottawa - thestar.com

Hébert: Groping in the dark in Ottawa - thestar.com: "Taken together though, they make up the disturbing pattern of a government that would rather blindfold its critics and keep Canadians guessing as to its actions than be accountable for them."