http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=us/2011/01/03/dnt.ar.bird.fish.deaths.katv thedailywhat: Another Unfortunate Incident of the Day: Some 100,000 lifeless drum fish were spotted floating in the Arkansas River near Ozark, Arkansas, some 125 miles west of Beebe, where over 5,000 blackbirds suddenly dropped dead on New Year’s Eve. Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says disease is the likely culprit, […]Read more
THE JUNGLE INSIDE A CAVE: A roof collapse ages ago in Hang Son Doong let in the light; plants thickly followed. Here, “Sweeny” Sewell climbs to the surface as hikers struggle through the wryly named Garden of Edam. Photo by Carsten Peter.Read more
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With Botox, a person can respond otherwise normally to an emotional event, [such as] a sad movie scene, but will have less movement in the facial muscles that have been injected, and therefore less feedback to the brain about such facial expressivity. It thus allows for a test of whether facial expressions and the sensory feedback from them to the brain can influence our emotions.
A close-up of Sauron’s eye a sunspot, taken with the New Solar Telescope, located in Big Bear Lake, California on July 2, 2010. (Credit: BBSO / Sky and Space Photos)[via]Read more