Archives for June 1, 2011

Even as the situation at the troubled Fukushima Nuclear Reactors … well, remains troubled … the post-game analysis of what went wrong and what could have been done better develops. It is becoming clear that the plant had no real plan for the event of a tsunami even though it was built at an elevation…

It is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that US citizens and I’d bet some Canadians will be receiving the annual Brown Recluse Spider Warnings via Email.

Dangerous Teenage Texting

Moms and Dads: Are your children idiots? There is a distinct possibility. Better check your paperwork from school, see if there’s any warning notes in there. Here’s the thing. For some reason, over the last week, I’ve been the unwitting recipient of mis-dialed text messages from giddy tweens. In each case there was a series…

The Birder’s Handbook

I recommend The Birder’s Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. It was written by three serious bird experts and it will serve any bird watcher in North America very well. Here’s how you use it. You go bird watching and later, you look up one or two of the…

Welcome to the Thirty Sixth Carnival of Evolution. The world of blog carnivals is in a state of flux and uncertainty these days, with the distinct possibility of a mass extinction just around the corner. One of the oldest, longest running, and most important carnivals, I and the Bird, issued its last issue only a…