I recently discovered twitter. I had of course heard of it before and occasionally stumbled over there. But now that I’ve actually signed up and am using it, I am overwhelmed by the flow of information. There is so much to read!
Anyway, here are some links I’ve stumbled across recently. I know I wanted to add more, but I’ve read so much that I’ve lost track of them…
- New Citizen Science Project! Old Weather is a croudsource project from Zooniverse asking people to help scientists build better climate models by going through ship logs from the early 1900s. Should be fun for both history and science enthusiasts!
- In zoos, animal shelters, and in the wild, humans tend to favor helping more attractive or cute animals. Check out It’s Raining (Black) Cats and Dogs and The advantage of attractiveness… in the zoo.
- Do you think that birds sleep in nests, beavers pack mud with their tails or penguins fall over when a plane flies overhead? Then be sure to read Top Ten Nature Myths Debunked.
- Check out these photos from around the word taken during 350.org‘s global work party for climate action on 10/10/10.