Oil leaks into water are far more dangerous than seen with the naked eye

Human eyes are such remarkable works that we tend to rely on them a bit too much. The assessment of oil leaks, whether on land or off-shore, has used visual means a bit too often. Turns out the leaks are far more dangerous than usually assumed. The Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading Oil leaks into water are far more dangerous than seen with the naked eye

Yet another story about birds unexpected adaptability

Those who have dipped into the recent "The Genius of Birds" by Jennifer Ackerman may have a feel for how remarkable birds are, but this story has a few surprises. Do click on the URL to hear some recordings of the bird songs. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/birds-talk-their-eggsand-song-might-help-their-babies-deal-climate-change-180960168/ Birds Sing to Their Eggs, and This Song Might Help Their … Continue reading Yet another story about birds unexpected adaptability

Delightfully cat-friendly homes in Japan (this is for real)

https://livejapan.com/en/in-kansai/in-pref-hyogo/in-kobe_sannomiya_kitano/article-a2000397/ HOMEKansaiHyogoKobe, Sannomiya, Kitano New cat-friendly homes in Japan come specially designed for felines New cat-friendly homes in Japan come specially designed for felines Date published: 14 February 2020 Save Features like built-in kitty litter boxes under the floor let furbabies truly rule the house you live in.Nobody loves cats quite as much as Japanese … Continue reading Delightfully cat-friendly homes in Japan (this is for real)

Maps show where the coronavirus has spread – The Washington Post

[from the WA Post] Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/01/22/mapping-spread-new-coronavirus/

Audiobooks aren't just entertainment — they're essential for the visually impaired

The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled has been producing books on tape (literally, they were on reel to reel) and other formats of audiobooks for the blind and others who have problems reading for decades. Altho many of the books do provide pure pleasure, many of the items … Continue reading Audiobooks aren't just entertainment — they're essential for the visually impaired

What I'm reading now and will be opening soon

Am still forced to spend a great deal of my time at home so reading is an essential pursuit. Have temporarily added HBO to my perennial NetFlix and Amazon Prime. Focusing on the series proprietary to that network. But reading is crucial. On hand from the Kindle Unlimited program: The Secret, Book & Scone Society … Continue reading What I'm reading now and will be opening soon