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Yahoo Starts Selling Flickr Users' Photos Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo! will begin selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images uploaded by Flickr users as well as an unspecified number of other photos uploaded by users that will be handpicked from Flickr. Images bearing a Creative Commons licenses that allow for commercial use will be sold as canvas prints for up to $49 each with no payments going to the image owners. Instead, Yahoo! eBird Pelagic birding in eBird Ahoy mateys! Have you ever wondered how to enter your checklists from pelagic trips? Will you be going on a pelagic trip this summer that you plan to enter in eBird? Methods General approach Our tree construction approach combines relaxed clock molecular trees of well-supported avian clades with a fossil calibrated backbone with representatives from each clade. It is neither a typical supertree (i.e. a combination of existing trees) nor a supermatrix approach (a single analysis applied to the entire genetic data matrix). We follow four steps: Each species is assigned to one of 158 clades; Relaxed-clock trees are generated for each clade; Species without genetic information are partially constrained within their clade based on a combination of consensus trees from step 2 and taxonomic information.

At age 62, albatross hatches a chick By Paul Rogers Posted: 02/07/2013 09:19:19 AM PST0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago November 2012: Wisdom (left) and her mate at the containing the couple's egg. (Pete Leary/USFWS) Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki Web books, html5 books, web apps, open ebooks—whatever you call them, I am a proponent of these approaches to digital publishing and I’ve been happy to see they are gaining support in other places as well. Still, the big question remains: What do they look like, and how might we make them? At the Museum Computer Network conference this year, I and two other panelists sought some answers for the field. After a quick overview of digital publishing today, we broke the session into three parts: I spoke about Git, GitHub (09:50) and open source software as an ad hoc and distributed approach to digital publication; Curtis Fletcher spoke about Scalar (29:57) as one of the leading examples of the packaged, open authoring and publishing platforms available today; and to demonstrate the possibilities of fully customized from-scratch web publications, Avery Swartz spoke about the rapidly growing collection of online books at the heart of the Art Canada Institute (54:36).

Look at this Baby Bird abirdnamedswoop: Swoop’s lil siblings are getting so cute! Reblogged 3 hours ago from lazuli-bunting (Originally from abirdnamedswoop) 206 notes Tagged: parrot, cockatiel, . eBird Bird Academy giveaway: Waterfowl ID Do you enjoy watching waterfowl, but sometimes have trouble telling scaup or teal apart? We’ve all been there, and we can help! We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in February, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification. February eBirder of the Month Challenge Sharing is caring.

— Welcome — Birds of North America Online Welcome In two centuries of American ornithology, The Birds of North America (BNA) is only the fourth comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North America’s breeding birds. Following in the footsteps of Wilson, Audubon, and Bent, BNA provides a quantum leap in information beyond what those historic figures were able to assemble. The print version of BNA was completed in 2002 – 18 volumes, 18,000 pages -- a joint 10 year project of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Google Cultural Institute Today it’s all about the Constructivist learning. I’m going to share a few things and will leave it up to you to do most of the exploring. There is literally so much stuff that is available for me to share at today’s Tip that there is absolutely no way I could cover it all. How much stuff you ask? How about over 6,000,000 artifacts and photos?

Prehistoric Birds It’s for our convenience, basically. Like I’m always emphasizing, there’s no real dividing line between “bird” and “non-bird dinosaur”, but for ease of classification we draw one in ourselves. I often see paleontology bloggers use “bird” to pretty much mean “member of Avialae”, which (possibly) includes Archaeopteryx, hence why we call it a “bird” but not deinonychosaurs like Microraptor.

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