Archive | November 22, 2007

Forget the Earth, Now We are Killing the Universe

Forget about the threat that mankind poses to the Earth: our activities may be shortening the life of the universe too. The startling claim is made by a pair of American cosmologists investigating the consequences for the cosmos of quantum theory, the most successful theory we have. Over the past few years, cosmologists have taken […]

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Lesser Sooty Owl

The piercing, descending shriek of the Lesser Sooty Owl Tyto multipunctata sounds much like a falling bomb, without the explosion at the end. It has enormous eyes and exceptional hearing, allowing it to hunt in almost total darkness. It is a formidable rainforest predator of almost all the creatures I have posted at this weblog […]

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