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Links 23/11/2012

Callaeidae Cousins’ Misfortune, walkerillo.com

This amazing water colour was done by Rachel Walker. Check out her site. It is full of amazing paintings. Continue reading →

Links 03/11/2012

It’s been a while. Here are some of the things I have been reading.

Birds hold ‘funerals’ for dead, BBC Nature
The Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) have been observed gathering around the dead bodies of fellow jays. They ornithologists tested the hypothesis by using dummy birds.

Photo by Dawn Ellner.

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Links 22/07/2012

I was supposed to post this on Sunday but forgot. Enjoy!

How to make an MP’s life miserable, New Zealand Herald
I have been a long-time admirer of Bob Jones since I first met him in 2004 at the Salient Bob Jones Commerce Bash. This column follows another cracker about Don Brash being part of Auckland’s reptilian brotherhood. He seriously just does not give a fuck any more. Kia ora, Bob, kia ora.

The strangest coincidence ever recorded, AOL
Watch this. Be amazed. Call your child “Hugh Williams” and put them on a ship off the coast of Wales. Continue reading →

Links 15/07/2012

Thanks to the many wonders of modern internets many awesome news stories are available at our fingertips. As I don’t sleep I end up reading a bunch of these awesome stories. I’ll try and do a wrap up every Sunday of the interesting links I’ve read in the week before.

The Ecology of Disease, New York Times.

From the article:

Emerging diseases have quadrupled in the last half-century, experts say, largely because of increasing human encroachment into habitat, especially in disease “hot spots” around the globe, mostly in tropical regions. And with modern air travel and a robust market in wildlife trafficking, the potential for a serious outbreak in large population centers is enormous.

Obama TV Ad: “Firms”

A perfectly pitched attack ad on Romney from Obama’s campaign. NY Times gives more details here.
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