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  • Handicapped Bear Survives Without ObamaCare (Video) my title

    02/22/2010 3:35:16 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 7 replies · 289+ views
    The Way One Vike Sees It ^ | 2/22/10 | OneVike
    Is this Sasqauch? At the end of the article on OV's site is a video of an animal that could be mistaken as something it is not. Which made me think about all the rumors about Big Foot. Do you think that this is how the legend got started? Maybe some Indians might have saw a bear walking around like a man, and thought that maybe it was half human and half bear? So maybe that is why they called it Sasquatch, which in english means "hairy giant." So what do you all think? Ok, I know that on...
  • Climate emails review panellist quits after his impartiality questioned

    02/12/2010 10:48:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 788+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12 February 2010 | David Batty and David Adam
    Nature editor Philip Campbell forced out of independent panel after saying there was nothing to suggest a cover up by scientists at the University of East Anglia ‘The scientists have not hidden the data. If you look at the emails there are one or two that are jargon’ - Philip Campbell. A member of an independent panel to investigate claims that climate scientists covered up flawed data on global warming has been forced to resign after sceptics questioned his impartiality. Philip Campbell, editor in chief of Nature, stepped down from the panel yesterday, just hours after its official launch, after...
  • Penguin Barely Escapes Being Lunch For a Killer Whale (Incredible Video)

    02/04/2010 6:17:21 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 13 replies · 1,173+ views
    Check out this cool video of a penguin doing all he can to keep three or four Orca killer whales from making him their lunch. After about a minute of going to and fro to escape the clutches of their jaws, the penguin decides to take his chances with the humans instead. So before they know it, the people in the raft have a guest and he does not seem to be in too much of a hurry to jump back into the water. Eventually the whales decides to head back out to see if they can find other...
  • Penguin Barely Escapes Being Killer Whales Lunch (Harrowing Video)

    02/04/2010 5:25:17 AM PST · by FredJake · 30 replies · 1,474+ views
    This is a video of a penguin being chased by three or four Orca killer Whales. After about a minute of going to and fro to escape the clutches of their jaws, the penguin decides to take his chances with the humans instead. So before they know it, the people in the raft have a guest and he does not seem to be in too much of a hurry to jump back into the water. Eventually the whales decides to head back out to see if they can find other prey for dinner. follow this link to see video...
  • Killer Whale Does What Killer Whales Do Best, Kills Pelican & Eats It, During Show (Killer Video)

    02/03/2010 7:51:16 PM PST · by FredJake · 41 replies · 2,315+ views
    Video of what happened last year during the "Believe" show at San Diego's SeaWorld, a pelican decided to drop in for the show. Unfortunately for the pelican, the whales decided to take a brake from the show and have the pelican for lunch instead. The person who captured this video was in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately for the pelican it was in the wrong place at the wrong time. During a portion of the show where a young child it introduced to a friendly whale, the pelican landed onto the pool. Suddenly out of nowhere...
  • Polar Bear Hug (Awesome Photo's)

    02/01/2010 9:40:00 AM PST · by Korah · 26 replies · 2,614+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 2/1/10 | Ryan Benson
    Photographer Norbert Rosing, wanted to shoot some photos of some sled dogs with the sunset as a backdrop. So he found the perfect spot around Canada’s Hudson Bay. He had it all set up with a local who tethered his dogs to a stake for the shoot. The photographer set his equipment up at a distance to allow for the right effect from the sunset in the background and just as he was ready to begin the shoot, an unexpected visitor arrived. What you will see in the accompanying photos is a polar bear doing something so unexpected, that it...
  • Bear Hug (Great Pictures)

    01/31/2010 6:05:07 PM PST · by OneVike · 66 replies · 2,853+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 1/29/10 | Ryan Benson
    In these series of photos, you will see a polar bear come upon some sled dogs tethered to a steak. Normally you would think that a dog tethered to a steak would be lunch for a polar bear, but these pictures tell a completely different story. From what I can see, the polar bear just wanted to play and get a little brotherly love. The professional photographer who took these photos said, the bear came back every night that week to play with the dogs. Excellent photos, taken by Norbert Rosing when he was in the wilds around Canada’s Hudson...

    01/18/2010 5:15:17 AM PST · by freedomyes · 1 replies · 237+ views
    TownHall ^ | Jan 18 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    We got art plus sound. It reminded me of the Light and Sound desert presentations of Egypt. Those of us on tour sat there on the sands, nighttime all around us, taking in the light sprays and sound reverberations in one of the most awesome art shows I’ve ever had the privilege of attending. Pyramids loomed in front of us. History spoke over time. And we were held captive.
  • The World's Most Earthquake-Vulnerable Cities

    01/16/2010 8:06:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 63 replies · 2,496+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/13/2010
    Third World countries like Haiti stand to suffer the most economically. The strongest earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years crushed thousands of structures, from humble shacks to the National Palace and the headquarters of U.N. peacekeepers. Destroyed communications made it impossible to tell the extent of destruction from Tuesday afternoon's 7.0-magnitude tremor or to estimate the number of dead lying among the collapsed buildings in Haiti's capital of about 2 million people. International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally told the Associated Press that an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that...
  • Mathematical Signatures in Nature

    01/15/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Interesting. From this book (sorry, not all of the formulas converted right): Mathematical Signatures in Nature: A Sign of Design? “[The Universe] is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it...” – Galileo Galilei1 Math is the universal language, but it is not a human construct. Sure, we create symbols for numbers and mathematical computations, but math itself is more fundamental. 2 + 2 = 4 is universally true, universal in the sense that everywhere in the universe it...
  • Major Bird Swarm Over Sacramento California (cool nature video)

    12/23/2009 9:35:09 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 811+ views
    This is a video of a half a million birds swarming over Sacramento California. I just want to know who estimated that there is a half a million. Are they sure there are not a million, or maybe only 100,000 instead? Well either way it is pretty cool, and reminds me of the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds".Check out the video of the Birds over Sacrament here These following two paragraphs are from an article at "The Independent", and it is about the phenomenon called a murmuration; Winter must must be coming... because the starlings are flocking. Here are...
  • Major Bird Swarm Over Sacramento California (cool nature video)

    12/22/2009 6:34:27 PM PST · by FredJake · 17 replies · 896+ views
    Check out this is a video of a half a million birds swarming over Sacramento California. After watching this I thought about a B movie I watched back in the late 70s called "Swarm". It was about a bunch of Americanized bees that wrecked havoc in Houston. Well the way these birds are flying over the city of Sacrament reminded me of the way the bees swarmed over Houston in the move the swarm. Check out the video of the Birds over Sacrament here
  • Whale Song Art

    11/24/2009 8:42:14 PM PST · by tanuki · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/24/09 | Telegraph Daily Slide Show
    These images may look like just pretty patterns, but they are visual representations of songs sung by whales and dolphins.
  • Killing Field

    11/10/2009 7:16:31 AM PST · by AreaMan · 3 replies · 497+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2009 | Steven Malanga
    Steven MalangaKilling Field Autumn 2009 Environmental groups’ view of the animal world sometimes resembles Disney’s Bambi, with owls and rabbits mingling peacefully and Man lurking as the only predator, aided by his evil servant the hunting dog. A good example is the National Wildlife Federation, which wants to reintroduce wild animals into the suburban and urban enclaves from which development has expelled them by encouraging homeowners to develop “healthy and sustainable wildlife habitats” on their properties. The NWF has even produced a television program—Backyard Habitat, shown on Animal Planet—in which experts advise homeowners in places like Chicago about how...
  • The Convenient Death

    10/06/2009 7:38:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 971+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2009 | The Editors
    October 06, 2009, 0:00 p.m. The Convenient DeathBy the Editors Wait for patients to die before taking their organs, and the organs won’t be as fresh. Let doctors take the organs from living patients — even if it means causing them to die a little faster than they otherwise would — and the supply of usable organs will go up. Some other patient will get a second chance at life, and the dead guy won’t miss anything: What could possibly go wrong with this idea? The editors of Nature are well aware that this proposal might seem a little...
  • God of Wonders (Videos)

    09/04/2009 2:27:18 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 594+ views ^ | Undated | Unattributed
    Below are a series of links to a simply awesome Discovery-quality documentary without the evolutionary bias. Stunning nature footage, scientific insights and Scriptures combine to reveal the wonders of our Creator as observed throughout His creation. God of Wonders (1 of 8) God of Wonders (2 of 8) God of Wonders (3 of 8) God of Wonders (4 of 8) God of Wonders (5 of 8) God of Wonders (6 of 8) God of Wonders (7 of 8) God of Wonders (8 of 8)
  • Navy Task Force Assesses Changing Climate

    08/01/2009 6:55:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,298+ views - Special to AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 | By Bob Freeman
    Note: The following text is a quote: American Forces Press Service Navy Task Force Assesses Changing Climate Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – Rapidly diminishing sea ice, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, increased storm severity -- all are possible consequences of a climate that mounting evidence suggests is changing significantly. As the scientific community works to understand the changing climate, the chief of naval operations has created a task force, headed by Rear Adm. David Titley, the Navy's senior oceanographer, to better understand and evaluate its implications for maritime security. “Task Force Climate Change was...
  • Runway rename as North Pole moves.... (Pole Shift & Pole Reversal in 2012)

    07/12/2009 8:53:22 PM PDT · by TaraP · 58 replies · 1,750+ views
    Stansted Airport in Essex has renamed its 3,000m (9,750ft) runway because the position of the Earth's magnetic North Pole has moved. The runway was known by pilots and air traffic controllers as 23/05 because of its location and compass heading. The magnetic North Pole drifts naturally, and every 50 years its position alters significantly. Managers at Stansted decided they must call the runway 22/04 to reflect the new position and bearing. Trevor Waldock, head of airside operations, said: "We've had to make this change due to the Magnetic North Pole slowly drifting on the Earth's surface but our runway remains...
  • Erupting Volcano Anak Krakatau

    07/12/2009 10:51:56 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 42 replies · 2,580+ views
    Astronomy picture of the day ^ | 2009 July 13 | Marco Fulle (Stromboli Online)
    Erupting Volcano Anak Krakatau Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (Stromboli Online) Explanation: A volcano on Krakatoa is still erupting. Perhaps most famous for the powerfully explosive eruption in 1883 that killed tens of thousands of people, ash from a violent eruption might also have temporarily altered Earth's climate as long as 1500 years ago. In 1927, eruptions caused smaller Anak Krakatau to rise from the sea, and the emerging volcanic island continues to grow at an average rate of 2 cm per day. The latest eruption of Anak Krakatau started in 2008 April and continues today. In this picture,...
  • Nature, The Biggest Bank Of All, Could Go Bust, Warns Prince Charles

    07/08/2009 10:01:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 543+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | July 08th 2009
    Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust, warns Prince Charles The Prince of Wales has said that "Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust" in an apocalyptic warning that the Earth is on the brink of environmental disaster. By Urmee Khan, Digital and Media Correspondent 08 Jul 2009 Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust, warns Prince Charles Delivering this year's Richard Dimbleby Lecture, the Prince said that the next generation will face a "living hell" unless governments urgently tackle climate change and stop plundering the Earth's natural resources. "In failing the Earth, we...