Monday, August 31, 2015
Published on Aug 31, 2015 TED-Ed
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Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? Lori Marino details some incredible facts about dolphins.
Lesson by Lori Marino, animation by Zedem Media."
Published on Aug 31, 2015 Tom Scott
"On a windy day in Gloucestershire, I find one of the few parts of the once top-secret GPSS aviation fuel pipeline (now called CLH-PS after privatisation) that pokes above ground, and explore the balance between secrecy and safety."
Sunday, August 30, 2015
via The Dodo
"My cat Ponette turned 15 this year, and to celebrate, we threw her a cat quinceanera birthday party. I brought Ponette home on September 2, 2000. Someone listed her in the local newspaper saying that she was found with her sister and if no one could adopted them, that they would be taken to the local shelter (a very high-kill shelter). I went to visit and at first connected with her sister, who then ran away in the house and disappeared... Ponette, was sitting quietly in a cat tree behind me, staring at me the whole time, and when I turned around in that moment, I knew we were meant to be together. I brought her home in a Quaker State oil box and the rest is history."