Cows seem like placid animals merely concerned with chewing their cud. As it turns out, they possess a rich and complex emotional life. The Times reports that scientists have found that cows have friends and enemies. Further, “Cows are also capable of feeling strong emotions such as pain, fear and even anxiety — they worry about the future.”
9 of the smartest animals on Earth
I highly doubt any of us would want to go swimming if we saw this guy in the water…
This photo shows a giant stingray that was captured near Kratie, Cambodia, in 2008.
(see more — Freakishly Huge Animals)
A Somali fisherman carries his catch near the port of Mogadishu on the Indian Ocean coast. (AFP)
This is a picture of crews working for The Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles, CA pouring 3 million black plastic balls into the Ivanhoe Reservoir on June 10th, 2008. Scientists discovered that when sunlight is combined with the bromides and chlorine that are present in the water, a carcinogen bromate is formed which can be harmful to humans. The Department of Water Protection realized the problem and began construction of a new covered reservoir, but while a new underground facility was being built, they had to determine a way to keep the sunlight out of the water. They explored the possibility of tarps and metal coverings but they were either too expensive or very ugly. They settled on the idea of bird balls which are designed to keep water fowl from landing where they shouldn’t. They are non toxic, and only cost about 34 cents each. The total cost of protecting the Ivanhoe reservoir as well as the Elysian reservoir that was facing the same problem was 2 million dollars. The balls were estimated to remain in the water for five years until the new reservoir is completed.
Comparison of global media coverage of climate change and global warming over the last 7 years
Sales Round Up
A quick sales round up:
- Shipton & Heneage will take $30 off any order of $160 or more (use checkout code em1111b30) and $80 off any order of $500 or more (use checkout code em1111b80). Offer ends this Monday.
- J Press’ Private Sale starts today and will last for two weeks. Receive up to 25% off with the promo code PSNOV11.
- Uniqlo’s sweaters are on sale. $79.90 for any of their cashmeres and $29.90 for any of their merinos. If you’re buying for a woman, cashmeres are $69.99 and merinos are $19.90. How it’s possible for women’s clothing to be cheaper than men’s, instead of the usual other way around, I don’t know. Shop either in-store or through Suddenlee. If you use Suddenlee, however, note that some items or colors are only listed on the UK site, but are available in US stores.
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Obama half-rules on Keystone XL Pipeline.
U.S. to seek new Keystone pipeline route, delaying approval
The Obama administration will explore a new route for a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, delaying final approval beyond the 2012 U.S. election.
5 reasons not to drink bottled water
It’s expensive, wasteful and — contrary to popular belief — not any healthier for you than tap water.