NASA has posted some stunning images of the gulf oil spill as it creeps toward the Mississippi River Delta. Click on the 1st image to see it blown up 400% to see a lot of the details missing in the smaller version.
Here’s another rat story but with a positive spin instead of the ending up at the wrong end of a pitch fork. In thailand rats have been train to hunt land mines. Particularly on the border with burma where humans and elephants have had a lot casualties. In Tanzania they have been very successful so thailand is trying the same.
Taken at the Marcy House projects in Brooklyn last week this photo apparently shows housing worker Jose Rivera holding a three-foot rat he killed at the end of a pitch fork.Rivera told The Daily News he hit the rodent once and it kept moving, but he struck it again and it died. “I’m not scared of rats,” he said, “but I was scared of being bitten.” Rivera was filling a rat hole when three came running up at him, but he managed to kill only one.
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Environmental changes have always had a profound impact on the evolution of species. The advent of cities like NYC, have especially brought along swift environmental changes, steering evolution in a completely new direction. White footed mice for example, originally brought along by European settlers, have now become accustomed to urban stress, and have adopted from living in forests to modern day buildings. Scientists have also identified mutations in more than 1,000 genes in NYC mice, as compared to mice from other parks upstate.
Lockheed Martin wanted to sell F-16 fighter jets to the Thai government
The Problem: Lockheed Martin was competing with Russia’s Sukhoi and Sweden’s Saab. Also the Thai government didn’t want to pay in cash, so it proposed paying with 80,000 tons of frozen chickens.