Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Few Things...

Here are a few things from the news today:
  1. The Yangtze River dolphin is now extinct. I just read Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and this dolphin was discussed in the book. At the time when Adams went to China to find the dolphin, the outlook for its survival was already very bleak. It would have been a monumental undertaking by the Chinese government to save this creature, since the Yangtze River is so heavily used and completely unregulated.

  2. Intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life. On average, the I.Q. of a vegetarian is 5 points higher than a non-vegetarian.

  3. This is a shock wave seen last week in the photosphere of the Sun that was caused by a flare that erupted from a sunspot.

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