2/Two amusing/funny images related to the world news:
VideoSift shared Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk almost 14.5 minutes video on "How to make stress your friend -- Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others..."
Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article -- "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies -- The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony..."
Davidhumus' /. comment mentioned Dr. Chulder's web page showing "How Much Do Animals Sleep? -- Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal..."
This Boing Boing article "explains how nature would deal with a zombie outbreak: brutally, and without quarter..."
This Science Daily article mentioned "Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference ... For some entomologists, an apparent paradox exists: Despite choosing a career working with insects, they exhibit negative feelings toward spiders which range from mild disgust to extreme arachnophobia..."
The Weather Channel has a slideshow, with captions, that shows a list (35 photo(graph)s) of the most-congested cities in America.
Blue's News shared a short/quick and timing Flash game titled "Let's Go Jaywalking" on Free Web Arcade and its official web site, GameButler -- "Dodge traffic in this fun mini-game. There are 25 stick figures that are ready to play in traffic, how many can you safely get across the street? Collect power ups, avoid on coming traffic and compete for a high score in Come on, let's go Jaywalking."
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