Bookmarks for March 17th
When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked through March 17th:
- 48 Hawaii-only species given endangered listing: The Obama administration declared 48 species as endangered and announced plans to set aside more than 40 square miles on Kauai as critical habitat to allow the plants and animals to flourish.
- Secrets of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Revealed in New Weather Map: New images have revealed an unprecedented look at the swirling winds inside Jupiter's famed Great Red Spot and allowed scientists to build the first-ever detailed weather map of the giant storm's insides.
- Mysterious Cosmic ‘Dark Flow’ Tracked Deeper Into Universe: Distant galaxy clusters mysteriously stream at a million miles per hour along a path roughly centered on the southern constellations Centaurus and Hydra.
- Porn: Good for us?: Scientific examination of the subject has found that as the use of porn increases, the rate of sex crimes goes down.
- Weather’s Wild Ride: NOAA’s Gulfstream IV hurricane surveillance jet will be stationed in Hawaii until the end of the month as it conducts its winter storm reconnaissance in the Pacific.
- New fund brings Nobel laureate to local Cancer Research Center: Nobel Prize winner and internationally-renowned cancer expert Baruch Blumberg, MD, PhD is participating in local events aimed at raising awareness about liver and other cancers prevalent in Hawai‘i.
- In dig project, what’s ‘underneath’ matters: For 17 years, the Friends of Moku’ula have dug through red tape to unearth ruins linked to Hawaii’s ancient monarchy – and what many consider to be the greatest archeological find in the entire state.
- New Frog Found – Has “Striking” Color Change: A newfound frog species undergoes a “striking” change from a black, yellow-spotted youngster to a peach-colored, blue-eyed adult.
- UH Mānoa researchers help show how far South American cities moved in quake: The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west.
- A virtual way to find real discounts on the fly: Kamehameha Schools’ Malama Card shopping discount card introduced in November is going virtual this week in the form of (what else?) a highly functional and free iPhone app.
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