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Mourinho unhappy with decisions

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:59
Jose Mourinho bemoans the refereeing decisions against his Chelsea side as Manchester United snatch a draw.
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Paper test can detect Ebola strains

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:51
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.
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Paper test can detect Ebola strains

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:51
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.
Categories: BBC World News

Man accused of killing teen after boy laughed at his misfortune

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:45

Man accused of killing teen after boy laughed at his misfortuneA man is accused of shooting a 13-year-old nine times after the boy laughed that the man's home had been burglarized.


Australia's great natural secret comes out of hiding

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:34
The wildlife secrets of Australia's Kimberley coast
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To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:34
A small study shows that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose as they age.

Huskies morning links: UW can't overcome injuries on offense in loss to Arizona State

WA Huskies - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:31
Sunday links the morning after No. 14 Arizona State blew past the Huskies in the final minutes for a 24-10 victory Saturday night:
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Huskies morning links: UW can't overcome injuries on offense in loss to Arizona State

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:31
Sunday links the morning after No. 14 Arizona State blew past the Huskies in the final minutes for a 24-10 victory Saturday night:

Israeli farmers observe sabbatical _ with a wink

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:30

In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 photo, Gilad Fine, a religious Jewish farmer from Bnei Netzarim stands inside his greenhouse, between the southern tip of the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian border. Fine grows lettuce and kale using hydroponics on raised platforms to fulfill the biblical commandment to let his farmlands rest every seventh year. His greenhouse follows specific guidelines that certify the produce kosher for the sabbatical year called “shmita” in Hebrew, that began last month on the Jewish New Year, and extends through the fall of 2015. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)BNEI NETZARIM, Israel (AP) — Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year.


On Baseball: Brian Sabean, in Front Office, Is a Giant Among Giants

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:39
With more faith in metrics than he is usually given credit for and an ability to delegate, Sabean, in his job since 1996, helped San Francisco reinvent itself as baseball evolved.

A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen

 

 

 

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