How do they keep getting into people’s trash? Are they just dexterous or actually smart?
“So, why study a raccoon?” Our lab is really interested in the evolution of animal cognition and understanding how certain certain cognitive abilities, like learning and problem solving can aid animals in adpatation to environmental disturbances. (..)
Raccoons are highly succesful and adaptive (…) and there is very little information on their cognition (..)
Listen to the Sciencefriday interview with Lauren Stanton – phd candidate animal behavior- and watch the video below to learn the secret of these tricky trash pandas.
Reading comics I’ve always wondered where the symbolic swear originated. It has a few nicknames, I quite like the term ‘Grawlix’ (coined by Mort Walker in 1980)
When the force of a swear word is too extreme (but some form of cuss must be used) symbolic stand-ins have long been used for lewdness. Suffice it to say, any emotional keyboard-striker can blurt out something that people perceive as a sub for swears. Whether it’s to diminish the force of swear, to get around censorship rules, or maybe just because symbols are @#$%ing cool to look at, people still use symbolic swearing today.
Only works on people vs. background as of yet. Read more over at techcrunch or give it a go: https://www.remove.bg Oh and no worries, they pinky-swear not to use your photo’s to train skynet. (the about page says so.)
“Nora Fok combines jewelry design with textile art in her science- and math-inspired wearable artworks. (..) creates all of her pieces manually, using hand tools, fine nylon microfilament and basic processes like weaving, knitting, braiding, and knotting.”
Weird things, new things, I see a lot of them. Sometimes it’s just fun to contemplate owning it because ‘why not’ isn’t enough of a reason to buy things that’ll clutter up your home and there are other things that have more priority spending wise.