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No snake truly flies, but three species of Southeast and South Asian snakes have evolved the capacity to glide up to 30m. In the process they are teaching us about fluid dynamics, with possibilities that their methods could be applied to future technology.   Gliding is a common skill for arboreal creatures, allowing them to…

 

OBAMA: WOMEN ONLY GOOD FOR TEACHING MT@markknoller "We don’t [need] a bunch of binders to find qualified…women ready to learn and teach." — TheUltraYachtLife (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 17, 2012 That’s right. President Obama, while continuing to pitifully and bitterly cling to that whole Binder-gate nonsense, said this yesterday: Calling for more teachers, Pres Obama says “We…

 
 

If you have to live in an apartment, then you know the agony of owning a small patio or balcony. It’s hard to enjoy the great outdoors when you just have a teeny, tiny portion of it. One man was facing that issue with his small, concrete patio… but decided to do something about it….

 

Before 1960 most of the work surrounding animal intelligence was centered around behavior, with famous experiments such as Pavlov’s dogs and Thorndike’s operant conditioning. After 1960, the field began to shift to understand animal cognition and there has been much debate whether animals have an actual consciousness.  The full extent of what animals think may…

 
 

Everyone loves an eccentric, so we are presenting here ten of the best. Most are British as they seem to be an endless source of eccentricity, but you will understand why when you read the list. Be sure to add your own favorite eccentrics to the comments. “The amount of eccentricity in a society has…