Origin of the species: where did Darwin’s finches come from? – the guardian.com

Galápagos finches have been the subject of a plethora of evolutionary studies, but where did the first ones come from? When the first of the Galápagos Islands arose from the ocean floor around 3m years ago, they were naked, angry, lava-spewing cones devoid of life. Now, millions of years later, they are alive with some … Continue reading Origin of the species: where did Darwin’s finches come from? – the guardian.com

Don’t blame wildfires on climate change – it’s environmentalists’ fault, says Zinke

From theguardian.com US interior secretary Ryan Zinke blames environmentalists for the devastation in California and calls for an increase in logging  A wildfire burns near Yosemite national park. Photograph: US forest service/Reuters The US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s ferocious wildfires and claimed, contrary to scientific research, that climate change had … Continue reading Don’t blame wildfires on climate change – it’s environmentalists’ fault, says Zinke

Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

From: theguardian.com - full article here  This year 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish and 72 Goliath groupers, have washed up along 150 miles of the Gulf Coast from the unrelenting bloom With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families … Continue reading Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

Morty’s advice: SCREAM!

In the latest chronicle of Morty's advice to fans seeking his sage advice, Chiyome and mates (of Twitter's Flock Is Family) learn that there may be one sure-fire way of getting their 'Phone Lady' to put down her annoying (tech) appendage and pay more attention to them! If this issue seems all too familiar to … Continue reading Morty’s advice: SCREAM!

Design Problems

by Sherri Moorer I have poor spatial skills. I often joke that I would get lost leaving my driveway if I didn’t have to go to work five days a week. Most people think I’m exaggerating until they make the mistake of asking me for directions. GPS is a necessity of modern life for those … Continue reading Design Problems