Archives for April 6, 2013

Obama promised to eliminate left over random nuclear stuff that could be used to build either “clean” or “dirty” bombs, material that was distributed among several countries, by the end of this year (2013). We have yet to see if that task can be completed, but apparently it is on schedule. Now, we have to…

Why was the Civil War fought? This is “Confederate Heritage and History Month” so it is a good time to talk about the Civil War. The Civil War was fought over slavery. I don’t have anything else to say about that right now, but my friend John McKay has written a lengthy blog post explaining…

Don’t hold your breath: source After I made this graph I found out that there is a version of it HERE with more info on the background.

Crossley Coffee Contest

Last month, we had a contest to celebrate the release of the Crossley ID Guide for Raptors. I asked readers to identify all of the Golden Eagles in a composite image, skipping none and including no non-Golden Eagles. The picture had a mixture of Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, and a couple of other raptors. Here…

The World’s Rarest Birds

There are something over 10,000 species of birds (thus the name of the famous blog). Of these, just under 600 are in very very serious trouble, some to the extent that we are not sure if they exist, others are so rare that we know they exist but there are no good photographs of them,…