As always, just reading the Google science news feed:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.
The Los Angeles Times reports there are about 2,200 blue whales swimming on the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean, from the equator up into Alaska.
Researchers previously assumed that the pre-whaling population was higher than that. However, the study using historical data to estimate the number of whales caught between 1905 and 1971 — when whaling became illegal — estimates the current population is 97 percent as large as it was before 1905.
The researchers at the University of Washington are calling the rebound a conservation success story.
In case you wonder if I ever notice good news.
(However, I will keep an eye out for this to be spun bad, because this represents a success achieved without establishing a new world order – and we can’t have that.)
2. People who appreciate art like this:
immediately recognize the artistry in this:
While people who pretend to see artistry in this:
Have also got to pretend to see the artistry in this:
and therefor conclude that Neanderthals were way smarter than we (there’s that ‘we’ again!) thought.
If this is what a judgement is to be based on, I say – nah.
Right. Here’s the entire article:
Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two.