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Archive for March 31st, 2011

Dolphins, Whales And Kangaroos.

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I should probably cover more environmental matters, as way of recompense, I thought my readers might like this, someone has developed toothpaste for kangaroos:

[H/T:Jennifer Lipman]

Elsewhere the news is not so good, it seems that dolphins and whales may have suffered more from BP’s negligence than was first thought, Mother Jones has more:

“Consider, for example, one sperm whale being detected as a carcass, and a necropsy identified oiling as a contributing factor in the whale’s death. If the carcass-detection rate for sperm whales is 3.4%, then it is plausible that 29 sperm whale deaths represents the best estimate of total mortality, given no additional information. If, for example, 101 cetacean carcasses were recovered overall, and all deaths were attributed to oiling, the average-recovery rate (2%) would translate to 5,050 carcasses, given the 101 carcasses detected.”

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31/03/2011 at 20:46

Julian Assange In L’Espresso.

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The Italian and Internet readers of L’Espresso had the chance to question Julian Assange, a bit.

I haven’t read it but it might contain something interesting, please let me know if you find any nuggets.

Still, I wonder if we will ever get a full answer as to the communications and links between Assange and Israel Shamir, the Far Rightist.

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31/03/2011 at 01:07

NASA Snaps Of Mercury.

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31/03/2011 at 00:53