Survival Straps are customizable fashion accessories with a serious function. Made from several feet of braided military spec paracord that can be deployed at a moments notice providing you with an invaluable tool. But just because something looks nice doesn’t mean that it’s fashionable, and just because something is useful doesn’t make it functional. So where do Survival Strap land between fashion and function? Keep reading to find out.
This one comes to us straight from the bizarre animal behaviour department. Thanks to Fhernando for sending me the link.
Luna was a little wild orca-boy who lost his family and, after that, started to look for contact with people which, in my opinion, is the best example of orca’s demand for social intercourse. Just like people. It’s a very important demand for people. And it seems the same important for orcas. Luna left alone, he was boring, and started to contact with people. It’s interesting how they understand that people (and maybe some other animals, like dogs) are the same intelligent beings. Amazing is that even little orca-kids understand and distinguish people from other beings. Maybe did Luna learned something from his family, adult orcas? Maybe do they have a sort of lessons like in a school where adult orcas teach the kids not only rules of survival and hunting, but some basic knowledge about the world in general? For example, maybe they teach their kids that people are intelligent beings like orca and it’s not good to attack people and consider them as prey. Maybe, it explains that there are no any records of attacking people by orcas in the wild. Lucky for us :))
I occasionally read Science Mag to learn about all kinds of new research coming out of the science community. Right now there’s tons of great biological, energy, and space research going on which I find very fascinating to read- even if I don’t completely understand all of it. Tomorrow however they’re doing a live chat about how we can save our coral reefs, and while I don’t think I will be participating much since I’m at work I will definitely be watching.
Coral reefs from Australia to the Gulf of Mexico are some of the planet’s most vibrant ecosystems. They’re also among the most threatened habitats in oceans today. Over recent decades, a strong community of researchers and concerned citizens alike has dedicated themselves to investigating the dangers facing reefs and to developing solutions for their ongoing survival. From rising ocean temperatures to overfishing, what are the biggest dangers facing coral reefs today? What can scientists and the public do to protect these rich habitats? And how can we restore lost diversity to reefs around the world?
Join us for a live chat on this page at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 1 September, to discuss these topics with experts. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.
In case you are in need of more excuses to drink, I present to you, the tab hook. Now I know a lot of you like to drink beer from a bottle like a baby, but you are doing it wrong. A true fisherman drinks from a can, and this is why. Sure you cold fashion a fish hook from a beer bottle cap, but its way easier to do it with a tab from a can, just ask Instructables!
via Life Hacker