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May 20, 2009

World’s Best Beaches

The Guardian recently published an article about the world’s best beaches from various experts and locals. Their choices range around the world from Hawaii to Australia to the Caribbean, Cornwall, and Scotland.


I have been to countless beautiful beaches in my life.… Read the rest

Climate Science

In a fusion of Tech Talk Tuesday and Mother Earth Monday, Science Daily reports on mathematical modeling of climate change odds.


The news is not good. Comprehensive modeling shows that:

“…without rapid and massive action, the problem will be about twice as severe as previously estimated six years ago – and could be even worse than that….… Read the rest

Who’s Your Mama?

Scientists have been studying the incredibly well-preserved remains of a 47 million-year-old fossil of a lemur-like creature that may be part of the primate family that eventually led to Homo sapiens.


The fossil, known as Ida, was discovered in the Messel Pit near Darmstadt, Germany, in the 1980s.… Read the rest