Archive | July 22, 2012

Researchers create artificial jellyfish from silicone and a rat’s heart | VentureBeat

http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/22/artificial-jellyfish-silicone/

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This video says about itself:

Thousands of dinosaur footprints have been discovered in the Swiss Jura region, making it one of the world’s biggest track sites. The discoveries — and the great interest in the area – have prompted the authorities to consider turning the site into a tourist and archaeological attraction.

Today, a stage of Tour de France cycling race finished in Porrentruy in the Swiss Jura mountains. The stage was won by Thibaut Pinot from France.

The cyclists, just before the finish, passed a big dinosaur statue in a roundabout. The Tour de France TV helicopter also showed a dinosaur image, carved into the earth. This is because of the dinosaur discoveries of Porrentruy town.

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Gannet couple with flowers, photo credit: Steve Race © - yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk

From Wildlife Extra:

Photo story – Bempton gannets giving flowers

Gannets mate for life

July 2012. Around 8,000 pairs of gannets return every year to the nature reserve between Bridlington and Filey in Yorkshire – and this pair were caught billing and cooing on camera by wildlife photographer Steve Race. Gannets are renowned for their faithfulness, usually returning to the same nesting site with the same partner for many years and regularly re-decorating their summer home with grasses, flowers – and even bits of rope and rubbish.

Flowers and feathers for love birds

Younger birds, like these two, that haven’t quite got the hang of being grown-ups, are often seen presenting each other with flowers and feathers, as they appear to work on their chat-up lines.

“The reserve is awash with colour at this time of the year, with red campion, birds foot trefoil and clover stretching as far as…

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