Archive for August, 2016

Cloudy days

I admit, I love cloudy days. In particular, ones where it’s just partly cloudy. I love just looking at the different types of clouds and since I work up on the 22nd floor of my building, I get the chance to see some really great clouds.

As for those days with less or no clouds, well, this article and video say a lot. It’s entitled “Here’s why a less cloudy future is a big problem” b over at Grist. Some of pages from a book in the video reminded me of the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney and the Cloud Appreciation Society. Let’s just hope that clouds stay relevant.

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Green Librarian

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Maps & migration

There’s nothing I like better a good than a map and an article on migration. This article entitled “One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations ” over at LiveScience has it covered on both accounts with this amazing visual map. Too cool!

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Stone work

Well, this is definitely, at least to me, a new use for stones. It seems that according to the article entitled “The Fly Larva That Thinks It’s a Stonemason: Caddisfly larvae build themselves a protective house of stones with some of the stickiest sticky tape on Earth” by Lydia Chain over at Scientific American, we have a fly that also does stone work. All I can add is, from what I can see in the picture with the article, they do nice work.

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It takes two

Reading this article reminded me of another story I read about, the one in the book entitled A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. While I never finished the book, in part because I know the ending, the story of coyotes overall, has a happier ending.

The article is entitled “The true story of a legendary coyote is coming to Hollywood: Two Toes, the original wiley coyote of the American West, is on the verge of howling on the silver screen at the Mother Nature Network by Michael d’Estries.

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Holding fins?

So to many, hands and fins could in no way have anything in common, right? Well, it turns out that maybe they do. This is according to this article entitled “From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link” by

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At a snails pace

Snails are one of those animals I think most of us don’t really think about, in part probably because they are many times, out of sights. The only time we might is when we come across one of their beautiful shells.

Well, according to this article over at Scientific American entitled “Snails Are Going Extinct: Here’s Why That Matters” by John R. Platt, they might just matter more than we know. Read it at your own pace.

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Green Librarian

Little did I know or next year

While I was happy to come across this article, I’m definitely going to print it up and file it away for next year. The article is entitled “4 ways to be a citizen scientist on vacation: You can help out, whether you’re visiting the beach, a park or a city” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at the Mother Nature Network. I can’t wait till next year!

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Green Librarian