It’s with a great pleasure that I announce today a second edition for BG! Berry Go Round #2 is up at Further Thoughts. This crop is amazingly diverse. You’ll read there about yicks and yields, be it strawberry in your eyes or… cycling tides. Or… Hahem, well, go read anyway!
Archive for February, 2008
Bien que sympathisant acquis à la philosophie déchétarienne, je ne maraude pas activement outre-mesure au cours de mes journées (ne me privant certainement pas au demeurant de garder un oeil intéressé aux poubelles à la recherche de meubles divers). A l’exception d’aujourd’hui, mais il faut avouer que des baies rouges ont un attrait quasi irrésistible (quoique que ce soit finalement leur principale raison d’être). Je n’ai donc pas su résister au charme de sauver ces légumes appétissants, pour leur bien et pour le mien… (more…)
Though somewhat sympathetical to the freegan philosophy, I usually don’t actively forage my way through (while on the other hand I always keep a look into garbage for furnitures). Today is a notable exception, for red berries have an incredible mouth-appeal (indeed, that’s what they’ve been selected for). So I could not resist to save these veggies and took my pick.
There are many ways to consider the ongoing and futur consequences of global warming. Surveying for temperature increases is a physicists way, biology needs more of course. Especially, dealing at broad scales such as the community level, involving response and interaction of multiple species, is somewhat not always obvious. In the following study*, this was actually fairly simple (hey, in terms of protocole I mean, I don’t argue that undertaking the experiment was just easy): going through transplantations (local as a control and via a decrease in latitude to simulate climate warming as the test).
Massimo Pigliucci summarizes a recent paper in nature about the long standing question as to whether bats evolved flight or echolocation first. Answer developped there. Case closed. Or is it?
You’ll find in his post a marvellous point about science:
But that is what’s truly amazing about science: you can literally wake up one morning and find that someone has figured out the answer to a question that has vexed people for decades, sometimes centuries.