Archives for June, 2010

MySci Daily Round-Up: Do We Live in a Multiverse?

At the cosmic big-picture level, io9 blog’s “Ask A Physicist” feature follows the same basic structure as the Elmo’s World “Ask a Baby” routine that so amused you as a preschooler. That leads to this week’s fascinating question: Do we live in a multiverse, and if so, does that mean that somewhere out there in…

Doberman Arranges Toys in Patterns

They’re familiar, friendly, even somewhat fancy. But beneath the gnawing, snorting, fluttering, and plain ol’ monkey business, there’s genius. From 620 pounds of piggy intelligence, down to cunning little critters. The expected, to the absolutely unexpected, these guys take the game of physical and mental prowess to an extraordinary new level. Video Preview: This rescued…

Saving Diamond-backed Terrapins

Once considered a culinary delicacy, Diamond-backed terrapins are now listed as “near-threatened” by the IUCN. And some habitats in their extensive range – such as brackish marshes near the Gulf of Mexico – are at risk from oil pollution. Recently I connected with Dan Palmer, Supervisor of Aquarists at Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center in Florida, to…

Sawfish Rostrum

While they might be confused with swordfish, the sawfish species is actually related to the ray. Their distinct long, flattened rostrum – which lends the “saw” reference in their moniker – makes them a prized target among international curio collectors. Both largetooth and smalltooth sawfish have a distinct rostrum that extends from their bodies, much like a…

Escaping the Monkey Catcher

The central fruit market is completely out of reach for the Splinter group of teenage monkeys, as city macaque heavyweight Fang defends his territory more fiercely than ever. Desperate for a meal, the group invades a suburban school playground and raids kids’ packed lunches. And, still in search of a new place to settle, the…

Dog Skin and Coat Supplements

A dog’s skin and coat are visible manifestations of nutrient needs, overall health and weather changes. If a dog has a poor appetite or eats low quality pet food, supplements may be necessary to help boost the vitality of her skin and coat. Are you helping your furry friend put her best face forward? Dogs…

Dog Whisperer Voting!

Vote for your favorite episodes of Dog Whisperer every week! Each week the episode you choose will air the following Friday at 8P et/pt.Every two weeks, starting with Season One, we will feature all the episodes from a season of the Dog Whisperer and each week, a favorite will be selected, giving us two top…

Dog Whisperer Voting!

Vote for your favorite episodes of Dog Whisperer every week! Each week the episode you choose will air the following Friday at 8P et/pt. Every two weeks, starting with Season One, we will feature all the episodes from a season of the Dog Whisperer and each week, a favorite will be selected, giving us two…

Dog Whisperer Voting!

Vote for your favorite episodes of Dog Whisperer every week! Each week the episode you choose will air the following Friday at 8P et/pt. Every two weeks, starting with Season One, we will feature all the episodes from a season of the Dog Whisperer and each week, a favorite will be selected, giving us two…

Holographic Universe

photo credit: Eric Leiser Remember that classic exchange between two stoned college students in the movie Animal House, in which one of them comes to the startling epiphany that the solar system could be “one tiny atom in the fingernail of some other giant being”? Well, this idea is even more mind-blowing, and you even don’t…