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Saturday, April 23, 2005  

via CBC News

Antarctic glaciers show major melting


Last Updated Fri, 22 Apr 2005 15:47:45 EDT
CBC News

WASHINGTON - A comprehensive survey of Antarctic glaciers shows the continent is melting worse than thought.

The three-year study by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and U.S. Geological Survey used more than 2,000 aerial and satellite photographs. They document how 87 per cent of 244 glaciers have retreated over the past 50 years.

Glacier-ice shelves are floating glaciers that remain connected to the land, while tidewater glaciers rest on rock off the ocean.

'These glacier retreat patterns combined with dramatic ice shelf break-ups leave us in no doubt that the Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet is extremely sensitive to recent warming,' said British glaciologist David Vaugan.

'What we still need to determine is whether or not the warming in this area has its roots in human-influenced global warming,' he added in a statement.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005  

via NASA Postpones Shuttle Discovery Launch - April 21, 2005

NASA Postpones Shuttle Discovery Launch



April 21, 2005 8:45 a.m. EST

Amanda Bellinder, All Headline News Contributor

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AHN) - The return to space travel has been postponed one week, NASA managers said yesterday. The scheduled launch window was originally planned for May 15 to June 3, so fortunately the new launch date, according to NASA, fits in the window. NASA says the earliest it will be launching is May 22, but there could still be more delays.

The delay will give more time for engineers to crucially check over new safety measures and the new design of the shuttle, Reuters reports.

In a safety check earlier this week all but one new craft modification was passed by engineers. They are still waiting final approval on a 50-foot robotic arm, one of the 15 recommendations the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster brought on, used to check the underside and the wings of the craft for damage during flight.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2005  

via Blogging in Paris

Algernon Charles Swinburne


For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

From Atalanta in Calydon (1865)

posted by Gary Williams at 7:29 PM | link |
 

Perhaps Stu's Future:


My friend Stu Savory tells us this may be in his future: hope so. These little guys are cute, aren't they?

posted by Gary Williams at 12:25 AM | link |


Tuesday, April 19, 2005  

via Blogging in Paris

Spring at Mus?e Rodin gardens

posted by Claude Covo-Farchi @ 4:36 pm


Dome des Invalides
from the Mus?e Rodin Gardens yesterday

Yesterday was one of those windy days when you wonder when the rain will start pouring. In fact, I was pretty lucky as it didn’t start until I was safely in the subway. I went to Mus?e Rodin gardens two or three weeks ago, when it was unexpectedly warm and sunny for a March day and the trees still had a wintery look.
Yesterday, even with the threatening clouds, it was spring, blooming and green.
Look right of the Dome and you’ll also see the Eiffel Tower peeking."

posted by Gary Williams at 11:32 PM | link |


Sunday, April 17, 2005  

via PetPlace.comTop Pet Names

Top 10 Male Pet Names



1. MAX
2. BUDDY
3. JAKE
4. ROCKY
5. BAILEY
6. BUSTER
7. CODY
8. CHARLIE
9. BEAR
10. JACK

Top 10 Female Pet Names



1. MOLLY
2. MAGGIE
3. DAISY
4. LUCY
5. SADIE
6. GINGER
7. CHLOE
8. BAILEY
9. SOPHIE
10. ZOE"

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