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September 19th, 2019, 10:51 pm

Wildlife presenter keeps talking to camera so intensely that he doesn't notice there is a lynx behind him: https://twitter.com/gordonjbuchanan/status/1174496786167320577
 
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September 20th, 2019, 7:40 am

Wildlife presenter keeps talking to camera so intensely that he doesn't notice there is a lynx behind him: https://twitter.com/gordonjbuchanan/status/1174496786167320577
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September 20th, 2019, 3:12 pm

We've learnt from the Elderly's mistakes.
 
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September 20th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Oh, eat your animal crackers
'Cause my mother told me so long ago,
"If you eat your animal crakers,
The children in Europe won't starve anymore".
Hahaha hahahaha hahaha.

Oh I love eating icecream,
Chocolate, vanilla and butter pecan,
But I best love animal crackers
'Cause I love helping my fellow man.
Yeah, I eat more crackers than anyone can
Hahaha haha.

(I forgot the words... ONCE! Thank you!)

Once I went on a diet
(that's the freudian part, is it, when I forget it)
Once I went on a diet
A carbohydrate diet ain't nice
'Cause you can't eat animal crackers.
So, I'm gonna stay a fatty for all of my life,
Hahaha hahaha.
But some people think that fatties are nice, yeah.

Did you ever hear of Alice's restaurant?
I eat at Alice's restaurant year after year.
She makes an animal cracker pizza, ha
And she gives animal crackers out free with the beer.
Oh, let's give Alice a great big cheer.
She knows the age...
Ah, animal crackers are in this year!
Ha ha hahaha.
Oh, lalalalala lala lala

I wrote this song in Columbus, Missouri.
I was... had a day off, so I, I wanted to go to the country,
and that wasn't very difficult because the country was...
Columbus, Missouri is the country.
And I walked outside my door and I saw a big cow and I said,
"Oh, moo, you know, don't you, you know that I don't eat
cows?"
And the cow didn't say anything except: "Mmmm, Melanie".
And so, and so I wrote him this song,
and I wrote it really for all the cows.
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October 24th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Holocausto de loros en Madrid

"Ayuntamiento de Madrid ha decidido matar a 12.000 cotorras que viven en la ciudad, capturándolas con redes y gaseándolas hasta su asfixia. Imagino que esto es algo que te indigna, como a mí. Es inadmisible que puedan seguir autorizándose métodos como este para el control poblacional de animales.

Las cotorras son aves pacíficas, sociables y extremadamente inteligentes, que han llegado a nuestro país después de que a partir de los años ochenta se pusiese de moda su venta. Ahora viven naturalmente en los parques y zonas verdes de las ciudades. ¿Cómo puede haber quien proponga el exterminio de estos animales?"
 
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October 26th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Fur farm survivor:
 
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November 26th, 2019, 3:20 am

ImageThe Tocororo, or Cuban Trogon, is endemic to Cuba, where it is also the national bird. Photo by Rolando Piñeiro
 
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November 28th, 2019, 3:52 am

https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Between-Dog-Wolf-Transforms/dp/0143123408
The work of a former colleague, who I admire very much!
 
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November 28th, 2019, 5:36 am

I was afraid to look past the cover, but this indeed seems not to be complete nonsense and looks like a well-written book. Cortisol is known to block the effects of testosterone, so it can turn a herd of bulls into a flock of sheep. The question I would ask is about the trigger.
Long ago, when I was too weak on the hardware side to model a country-size population with my microsimulations, I had a project to model a market of traders. I wanted to put every piece of available data in it - but I haven't thought of neurochemistry. They could use such simulations to e.g. train some sort of a trader's "brain-on-a-chip".
 
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December 1st, 2019, 10:31 am

A wistful video art installation piece making some observations about the Fermi paradox and species extinction on Earth.
I found it absorbing.
It is art rather than documentary but I think the perspective this subject adds could really do with being introduced into the ecological debate.  .
(for some reason posting as a youtube link didn't work).
 
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December 1st, 2019, 12:09 pm

Nice, thanks for sharing - I will re-post it to my friends, animal lovers and Chiang fans :-)

If you want to completely let go of that hard metal science and dip into the wild forest, I found this book quite fascinating (it mentions Alex and many scientifically-based facts about birds no less mind-blowing than Chiang's narrative perspective): The Genius of Birds: The Intelligent Life of by Jennifer Ackerman (she's a journalist, not a scientist - which often helps imho)
 
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December 1st, 2019, 9:43 pm

Nice, thanks for sharing - I will re-post it to my friends, animal lovers and Chiang fans :-)

If you want to completely let go of that hard metal science and dip into the wild forest, I found this book quite fascinating (it mentions Alex and many scientifically-based facts about birds no less mind-blowing than Chiang's narrative perspective): The Genius of Birds: The Intelligent Life of by Jennifer Ackerman (she's a journalist, not a scientist - which often helps imho)
Thanks!  I will check it out.  I love a good smarty pants crow story.  :)
 
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December 2nd, 2019, 1:39 am

Oh, those guys can do much better than that! Check out the book ;-)
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