Happy New Year to all my readers, humans and non-humans alike (I've caught my cat reading my blog more than twice). Sorry for not posting this few days but I've been sick since New Year. Suffice to say, 2010 didn't really start on a good note for me.
Apparently 2010 did not start on a good note with my fellow primate, the chimpanzees, either. Lori Marino, a zoologist at Emory University in
See original: Happy New Year Y'all. Dolphins Smarter Than Chimps?
Conversations on Creativity with Daniel Tammet - Part II, How a Prodigious Savant's Mind Works http://j.mp/7O3zAETue, 05/01/2010 - 4:19am | by sandygautam
sandygautam: Conversations on Creativity with Daniel Tammet - Part II, How a Prodigious Savant's Mind Works http://j.mp/7O3zAE
Comet Halley's Nucleus: An Orbiting Iceberg Halley Multicolor Camera TeamGiotto Project,
What does a comet nucleus look like?
Formed from the
primordial stuff of the Solar System, comet nuclei were
thought to resemble very dirty icebergs.
In 1986, however, the European spacecraft
became one of the first
group of spacecraft
ever to encounter and
photograph the nucleus of a comet, passing and
imaging Halley's nucleus as it approached the sun.
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January 1st 2010 was Public Domain Day, when around the world various works fell out of copyright and into the public domain. Back in November we put together a rough list of which works fall into the public domain:
You can find the list of 563 authors on our Public Domain Works project, which [...]
- Which works fall into the public domain in 2010?
- Public Domain Calculators: updates and a new list!
- Public Domain Calculators Meeting, 10-11th November 2009
See original: Public Domain Day 2010: A roundup
The word is spreading- we can feed the world without damaging it, if we can entertain some new ideas.
Check out Paul Voosen's article in the NYT and let me know what you think.
Also check out the featured ScienceBlog of the week: Bioephemera
Leroy Brown won't let Marc leave the house. And when Marc gets frustrated, it only gets harder. Dog Whisperer: Peanut & Chico, Leroy Brown, and Tucker : FRI JAN 15 9P et/pt : channel.nationalgeographic.com
Pets & Animals
See original: Territorial Pit Bull Mix
An unusually long cooling of the Pacific Ocean lowered temperatures across North America—but it's not proof that global warming has slowed down, scientists say.
See original: North America's Cooling Due to Natural Causes in 2008?
On New Year's Day a mysterious disk eclipsed a bright star—and won't let up for 18 months. Now scientists think they've solved the centuries-old puzzle behind the phenomenon.
See original: Yearlong Star Eclipse May Help Solve Space Mystery
Built to rove for 90 days, Spirit has lasted six years on Mars. But now it's stuck and may lose power by May. Even standing still, though, Spirit can do a surprising amount of science, NASA says. Video.
See original: Stuck Mars Rover About to Die?
By "pushing Hubble to the limit," astronomers have created the deepest view yet of the universe, revealing tiny, blue galaxies that are now the earliest known.
See original: Earliest Known Galaxies Spied in Deep Hubble Picture