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Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
The Daily Bucket: Plant/Herptile Interactions
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place ...
matching mole 05/02/2015 34
Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
Ojibwa 05/01/2015 17
Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
Ojibwa 04/30/2015 3
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Southern Black Racer
Florida's tropical habitat makes it well-suited for reptiles and a population center for turtles and snakes. Most of our snakes are secretive and nocturnal, and despite their numbers are not often ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 85
The Daily Bucket: Early Summer Bloomers
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place to ...
PHScott 04/29/2015 64
A Walk on the Beach (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 04/28/2015 12
The Daily Bucket: The Beach Ecology Around a Tin Rock
I took advantage of a spring minus tide to explore an interesting historical feature along the Bellingham waterfront and to investigate how the intertidal denizens were faring in and around this ...
RonK 04/28/2015 73
The other ones - overlooked aircraft of WWII
I struggled to come up with a decent title for this one. This is about the planes that were overshadowed by their more glamorous counterparts. Everybody loves Mustangs, Spitfires and Hellcats. I ...
Major Kong 04/28/2015 232
How I ended up homeless in New York with a full time job
"Richie threatened to stab me. Should I press charges?" This was the call I got while at work over a month ago from my roommate Charlie. Richie is our other room-mate. Charlie had just moved in ...
MinistryOfTruth 04/27/2015 94
The Daily Bucket - Titmouse Fledges
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 04/27/2015 53
Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages
In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic ...
Ojibwa 04/26/2015 24
The Daily Bucket: Texas State Flowers
That's not a typo. Texas has six State flowers, all of them bluebonnets. This is the time of year they begin to weave their carpet of color all across the state. Lupinus ...
FOYI 04/26/2015 93
Mountains (Photo Diary): Street Prophets Saturday
Mountains have always been an important part of my life: they are magnificent to look at and sometimes fun to hike in. Join me below the great orange peak for a photo excursion into a recent ...
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 5
Origins of English: Some Z Words
In the English alphabet, “z” (pronounced “zee” in some English dialects and “zed” in others) is the final letter. The etymologies of some words beginning with “z” are described below.
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 23
The Daily Bucket: It's A Small World After All
During a recent walk, I decided to focus my attention on all the little things around me--the life that mostly goes unnoticed by everyone as they walk by... The Daily Bucket is a regular series ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 66
Museums 101: Mustang Convertibles (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 04/24/2015 15
The Daily Bucket--Hallucinating at the Pond
Standin' in the sunlight laughin' Hidin' behind a rainbow's wall Slippin' and a-slidin' All along the waterfall With you, my blue billed duck You my blue billed duck The Backyard Science group ...
6412093 04/24/2015 89
Indians 101: The Federal Government and Indian Affairs in 1965
By 1965, the administration of federal Indian relationships and Indian reservations had been firmly entrenched in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is a part of the Department of the Interior.
Ojibwa 04/23/2015 4
The Daily Bucket - Monterey Bay
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 04/23/2015 41
The Daily Bucket - bottoms up!
Gooseville, WI A duck-tailed dabbler. Mallard drake Anas platyrhynchos The Daily Bucket is a regular feature ...
Polly Syllabic 04/22/2015 75
Animals (Photo Diary): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 04/21/2015 9
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Mangrove
The mangrove trees are an important part of Florida's ecosystem--they provide habitat for many fish and other marine life, they form natural breakwaters which protect inland areas from winds and ...
Lenny Flank 04/21/2015 43
The Daily Bucket--Voracious Invaders
What I wanted: What I got:
6412093 04/20/2015 116
The Ancient World: A Short Overview of Homo Heidelbergensis
While at the present time Homo sapiens is the only human species on this planet, in the past there have been other human species. Some of these may have been ancestral to modern humans while others ...
Ojibwa 04/19/2015 32
2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #4
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fourth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
bwren 04/19/2015 80

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