12 Apr 19
Gal Etter Garn

Annichen Sibbern Bøhn var pioneren som reiste landet rundt for å samle og systematisere norske strikkemønstre. Nå har mønstrene fått nytt liv i boken Inspirerende norske strikkemønstre. Ganske nøyaktig 90 år etter at Annichen Sibberns trykte hefte Norske Strikkemønstre kom ut i det første av flere opplag, har den svensk-norske designeren Wenche Roald latt seg […]

11 Apr 19
Giovana Maria Heritier

Efraasia (“de Eberhad Fraas”) es un género representado por una única especie de dinosaurio sauropodomorfo prosaurópodo, que vivió finales del período Triásico, hace aproximadamente 210 millones de años, durante el Noriense), en lo que es hoy Europa. Conocido por un ejemplar juvenil, se estima que en edad adulta llego a medir 6 metros de largo. […]

11 Apr 19
Giovana Maria Heritier

Plateosaurus (nombre que probablemente significa “lagarto amplio”, traducido de manera errónea como “lagarto plano”) es un género extinto de dinosaurio plateosáurido que vivió durante el período Triásico, hace entre 214 a 204 millones de años, en lo que ahora es Europa Central, Europa del Norte y Groenlandia. Plateosaurus es un sauropodomorfo basal, uno de los […]

09 Apr 19
Game Changer Sports Network

Tyson Ross, who stands in at 6’6, has looked down upon every catcher that has waltzed their way towards the mound for the proverbial mound meeting. When Ross signed with the Tigers for a one year/$1.8MM pact last December, hence becoming one of Grayson Greiner’s new teammates, he lost the benefit of feeling that superiority […]

08 Apr 19
Climate change could potentially have the same impact as an asteroid impact that slammed into the Earth more than 60 million years ago. Back then it caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and life on our planet took millions of years to recover. It was known as the ‘Great Dying’ and scientists have predicted that man-made climate change could be no less deadly. Human-caused climate change such as air pollution, rising sea levels and habitat loss could trigger mass extinctions once more, they said in a new study. Co-author Research Associate Dr Andrew Fraass (Corr) from the University of Bristol said: ‘From this study, it’s reasonable to infer that it’s going to take an extremely long time – millions of years – to recovery from the extinction that we’re causing through climate change and other methods.’ A vicious T-rex dinosaurs observing a falling asteroid that led to the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. (Mark Stevenson/Stocktrek Images) The so-called ‘recovery speed limit’ has been observed across the fossil record, from the Great Dying that wiped out nearly all ocean life 252 million years ago to the massive asteroid strike that killed all non-avian dinosaurs. Mr Fraass and US colleagues looked at the last change and they suggested that evolution could be the cause of such slow recovery, rather than environment. They studied the recovery rate of a tiny organism, planktic foraminifera which dates back to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Foram fossils are aplenty in ocean sediments which meant the researchers could closely track them without any large gaps in time. Releasing carbon into the atmosphere is not helping the situation (Getty Images) They discovered a high level of ecological complexity, such as the development of new traits to create a new species, is needed before it can fully evolve – a process that slowed down global recovery. This explained why species took millions of years to recover even though much of the planet was technically habitable relatively soon after the Great Dying. But the researchers said the findings have alarmingly similarities to the current escalating climate crisis and increasing habitat destruction. Paleoceanographer Research Associate Christopher Lowery at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics said: ‘The implication should be that these same processes would be active in all other extinctions. ‘I think this is the likely explanation for the speed limit of recovery for everything.’ The delay in recovery was caused by ‘the dynamics of morphospace expansion’ – a theory that explains how species redevelop broadly and then more specially to ‘fill in the gaps.’ Mr Fraas and Mr Lowery measured the foraminifera which developed 20 million years towards the end of the extinction and recovery. The study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution is the first to use fossils to predict the future of our planet. Humans are making the planet warmer and it’s going to take a long time to recover (Getty Images) The scientists plan to use the same theory, which was supported by previous research, to assess the recovery phase from late Jurassic to the present day. The recovery from past extinctions offers a road map for what might come after the modern ongoing extinction, which is driven by climate change, habitat loss, invasive species and other factors. Mr Fraass said: ‘We’re hoping that examining the rest of the planktic foraminiferal record will give us insight into how climate shaped their evolution. With the past, slower, changes in climate we have in the geological record, we should be able to tease out more details about how climate change might impact these important plankton.’
06 Apr 19
Flowers For Socrates

April 6th is Army Day * Twinkie Day * New Beers Eve * National Tartan Day * National Teflon Day * National Student Athlete Day * International Day of Sport for Development and Peace __________________________________ MORE! Raphael, Celestina Cordero and Hal Holbrook, click

05 Apr 19
The Perfect Designer

In recent years , scientists and engineers have,in a very real sense, allowed plants and animals to instruct them.They are studying and mimicking the design features of various creatures- a field know as biomimetics-in effort to create new products and improve the performance of the existing ones. As you consider the following examples,as yourself,’ Who […]

29 Mar 19
The New Dark Age

There is a growing body of ecomarxist and ecosocialist literature in the English-speaking world, which signals the beginning of a significant turn in radical thinking. Some Marxist journals, such as Capitalism, Nature and Socialism, Monthly Review and Socialism and Democracy have been playing an important role in this process, which is becoming increasingly influential. The two books discussed here—very different in style content and purpose—are part of this “Red and Green” upsurge.

22 Mar 19
Author Sarah Stubbs

Title: An Amish Gathering Author: Beth Wiseman Publication Date: December 22, 2009 Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish Rating: Join three Amish couples as they experience love amidst life’s seasons. As Rebecca mourns her twin sister, Ben seeks to break through her grief. Leah would rather write than be a good fraa, but her spirit captures Aaron’s heart. And when Josiah […]

18 Mar 19
The Pop Topic

In 2018 the NL West division title was decided by a rare 163rd game. The Los Angeles Dodgers emerged victorious over the Colorado Rockies and secured their astounding 6th straight division crown. This year, it does not appear the Dodgers are going anywhere. PECOTA has them pegged as clear favorites to secure their 7th straight […]

15 Mar 19
Riverton CT Merchant's Association

Thanks to everyone that came out this morning Saturday, April 13th from 6AM-10AM. The derby had a great turnout! Come back soon to check out the list of winners and gallery of images from the derby. Special thanks to the Trophy Trout club for putting on a great event. And to all the sponsors including CT. Horse Cremation, Supreme Industries, Inc., The Farmington River Anglers Association
FRAA, HK Dairy Barn, friends of the fishing derby, and a number of other valued sponsors.