10 animals with the longest life spans Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks Another 20 games that make you think about life First we gave you five. Then we gave you ten. Now we are giving you 20 games that make you think about life. If you have developed a taste for games of a philosophical nature, then you should be in for a treat - we have some seriously innovative games here, everything from Elude, a game that explores the nature of depression, to Ulitsa Dimitrova, a tale about a street-urchin in Russia. As with our previous lists, we have focused mainly on free games that you can play in your browser. But we have also thrown in the occasional downloadable game. 1 Elude Developed by Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab, Elude is a dark, atmospheric game that aims to shed light on the nature of depression. The forest that you start the game in represents a normal mood. This is a gloomy underground cavern, with a sticky muddy base that sucks you down. 2 Air Pressure 3 Symon Another impressive production by Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab, Symon is a point-and-click adventure game with a difference. 4 Ulitsa Dimitrova
The List Blog 10 Strange Events, People, & Locations Many strange and unexplained events have taken place in history. Peoplehave made discoveries and witnessed bizarre phenomenon. 10 Bizarre Locations & Unsolved Mysteries 10. The forest swastika was a patch of larch trees covering a 3,600 m2 (4,300sq yd) area of pine forest near Zernikow, Uckermark district, Brandenburg, innortheastern Germany. In 1995, The Brandenburg state authorities became concerned aboutdamage to the region's image and the possibility that the area wouldbecome a pilgrimage site for Nazi supporters, so they attempted to destroythe design by removing 43 of the 100 larch trees. 9. Gloria Ramirez was a Riverside, California woman dubbed "the toxic lady"by the media after several Riverside General Hospital workers became illafter exposure to her body and blood. The staff was then ordered to evacuate all emergency room patients to theparking lot outside the hospital. After the exposure, Dr. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.
stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities Chronicle: Figs kill when wasps dont pollinate A female fig wasp (Tetrapus americanus) is about to enter a flowering fig (Ficus maxima). Once inside, the fig wasp will pollinate and lay her eggs in the flowers that line the inside of the fig. Figs and fig wasps have evolved to help each other out: Fig wasps lay their eggs inside the fruit where the wasp larvae can safely develop, and in return, the wasps pollinate the figs. But what happens when a wasp lays its eggs but fails to pollinate the fig? The trees get even by dropping those figs to the ground, killing the baby wasps inside, reports a Cornell and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (published online Jan. 13). The findings suggest that when one species in a mutually beneficial relationship fails to hold up its end of the bargain, sanctions may be a necessary part of maintaining the relationship. The study was supported by the Cornell Graduate School and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School - Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs Google Docs is a great replacement for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, so learn how to use this product even more efficiently. Use premade templates. Gmail Use the Tasks as a to-do list.
7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM | Mystery Tricycle Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio StumbleAudio has a killer recommendation engine that works better for me than Pandora’s. Songza Songza uses a recommendation engine that runs for each ‘channel’, but unlike Pandora, channels are not tied to specific listeners and rather are community property. Musicovery Stereomood Ah, the power of the ‘tag cloud’. 8tracks Grooveshark The Hype Machine
Cycad biology: Dinosaur Food and Maiden Hair The gymnosperms are so named because of their naked seeds. But before we can talk about that we have to look at the life cycle a bit first. The gymnosperm plant is a sporophyte. It has sporophylls that produce sporangia and they come in two types: Mega- and Micro- as in all heterosporous life cycles. The megasporophyll produces an integument around the megasporangium (which is sometimes called the nucellus). The megasporangium contains a megasporocyte which divides by meiosis to make four megaspores. This evolution comes with a cost. The pollen is carried by the wind to the integument of the ovule on the megasporophyll. The zygote develops into a sporophyte embryo which becomes temporarily dormant. Now that we know what constitutes a gymnosperm, let's look at some examples. Dinosaur Food -- Cycadophyta Cycads (Cycadophyta) were dominant vegetation at the time of the dinosaurs. Maiden Hair Tree -- Ginkgophyta A more advanced gymnosperm is the Ginkgo (Ginkgophyta).