Archives for March 26, 2009

Snow Storm Time Lapse

Good bye, winter Hat Tip Wired Science

Most of Prince William Sound’s animal populations will someday recover from the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. One, however, will not: a community of killer whales unlike any other in the world. “It’s a separate population. Their genetics, their acoustics, are different from any other killer whales that we see in the…

In fact, it IS watching corn grow! Hat Tip Wired Science

The Imperial March: HD Version

Changing of the birds …

…The reason people think that Robin Red Breast is a sign of spring is that we believe that robins fly south for the winter and north for the summer, so when we see them, it must be getting near summer. The fact that many robins don’t migrate at all, but simply become reclusive for the…

The best thing on the internet today

The following blog post is now required reading for all my students. The comments, in particular. What one word tips you off that the writer is an idiot?

Minnesota bully bill advances

Legislation that would expand Minnesota’s anti-bullying law is headed to a vote in the full state Senate after receiving committee approval Tuesday. The proposal brings the law into parity with Minnesota’s human rights law by adding sexual orientation and physical appearance to the sorts of bullying barred in schools. Currently, sexual orientation is covered under…

A Canadian Court has ruled that identifying information on eight individual anonymous posters must be made available in a case regarding hate speech, with the court indicating that individuals posting on the Internet do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The site in question is Free Dominion, a very conservative and heavily visited discussion…