Darwinius masillae Among Most Blogged Stories at NY Times

The publicity success of Darwinius masillae aka Ida continues on with Tuesday's New York Times story among the most blogged at the paper. The top 10 list as of this afternoon:

# Overhaul Likely for Credit Cards
# U.S. to Offer New Mileage and Emission Standards
# Thriving Norway Offers a Lesson in Frugality
# Obama to Offer Plan to Regulate Derivatives
# Seeking a Missing Link, and a Mass Audience
# U.S. Retail Sales Fall for a Second Month
# Food Companies Try, but Can't Guarantee Safety
# G.M. Dealers Wait to Learn Their Fate
# New Starbucks Ads Seek to Recruit Online Fans
# The Times and the Future

Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

Credit: EAST Team
Surprising Science
  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
  • Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
  • Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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Understand your own mind and goals via bullet journaling

Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.

  • Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
  • The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
  • One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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