Archives for January 30, 2012

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Senate Resolution Number 92

I remember the first time I visited a penguin colony. It was not hard to find. Penguin colonies smell really really bad. Here’s why:

Lake Elmo Ice Fishing Contest Canceled

Organizers with the Lake Elmo Lions Club announced the cancellation of next Sunday’s ice fishing contest… Organizers measured the ice on the lake at about 12 inches, and said it needed to be 18 inches for everyone’s safety, especially because most participants would be parking their vehicles along the lake’s edge. …this is the second…

How do you know when to stop squeezing?

If you are a snake. And, what causes some island dwelling boas to be smaller than the mainland variety? If you want to know the answer to these two burning questions, click here and visit Smithsonian’s Surprising Science where I’ll be guest blogging for a couple of weeks. For the first question, there is some…

I suspect that the complexity of global climate change is under-appreciated. If you live in a cold climate and I tell you that things will get warmer, you may see this as good news and look forward to a future where you no longer have to get your antifreeze checked and replace your old battery…