This is a great article in National Geographic called Animal Minds. Certain skills are considered key signs of higher mental abilities: good memory, a grasp of grammar and symbols, self-awareness, understanding others’ motives, imitating others, and being creative. Bit by bit, in ingenious experiments, researchers have documented these talents in other species, gradually chipping away [...]
Interested in giving something different, something meaningful this year? Well, check out some of these charitable giving options, such as using African pouched rats to find landmines in Africa or lending money to a developing world entrepreneur.
Ok, so this is the biggest, hairiest and cutest spider I’ve ever seen! (Unfortunately, the little freak is not long for this world; story link is here.)
I wish I was a billionaire with my own personal submarine bothered by randy dolphins watching my amorous exploits through the panoramic undersea windows. It sounds more fun than the problems I do have!
This makes me happy. There’s a whole blog, Paleo-Future.Com, that focuses on images of the future that people in the past have held. Lots of Disney stuff, of course, but other very fascinating pictures, videos, and other resources.
Posted by Deana in Alien Invasions, Architecture, Art, Beauty and Fashion, Blog, Cosmetically Enhanced Vertebrates, Culture, Fun, History, Kitchen Sink, Oddly Enough, Science fiction, Technology on April 24th, 2007 | Comments Off