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Category Archives: nature

Drill baby drill!

I learned recently, from the first episode of the PBS documentary The Story of India, that the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were wiped out by climate change – not people fighting, using too much fuel, or doing something else destructive to themselves or the planet, but rather just nature taking its course. [...]

On taking more than we need

I hear the body pisses out whatever extra vitamins and minerals it ingests that it doesn’t need. I also read a few months ago about a study of an ape species that revealed that they only take what they need in the way of food, even if more is available to them. Why can’t we [...]

Picture Rock

Last night I went biking for three hours at a really beautiful trail called Picture Rock, about a half hour from here. I wish I had my camera because the scenery and weather were absolutely perfect for picture-taking. This site does not support embedded trip maps. View the trip here instead. I climbed and climbed [...]

3/27/09 / Dance

12:43 PM New study reveals that crabs feel pain when they are boiled alive. Researchers used wires to shock hermit crabs, who then scampered out of their shells “indicating that the experience is unpleasant for them.” Quoted from the article: “Millions of crustacean are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry,” he said. [...]

3/26/09 / Girl I’ve been hurt

11:27 AM The view out of my window this morning: blizzard-like conditions 6 inches of snow every 3 hours

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