Daily Dose- August 28, 2012

Good Tuesday morning,

♥ A former children’s show host is speaking out about the denial of evolution. Bill Nye (best known for his PBS show called “Bill Nye the Science Guy”) posted a clip online saying that denying evolution “harms young people and hampers scientific progress.” It’s already been viewed over one million times. Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation.

♥ I’ve always known that my dog has feelings—because she gets very upset when I don’t take her for her daily walk. Now scientist are coming out and saying that animals do have feelings much like humans.  An international group of scientists have signed “The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness” – the document basically proclaims their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are.

Humane Society adoption portraits by Richard Phibbs

♥ It’s the worlds oldest bug trap and may sound like something from Jurassic Park.  Scientists have discovered three well-preserved ancient insects frozen in amber. They are about 230 million years old. That puts them in the Triassic time period making the bugs about 100-million years older than what had been the previously known oldest critters trapped in amber. They found the bugs in Italy. The discovery was reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

♥ Some say it’s the best back to school picture they’ve seen….

This was floating around on the inter-webs yesterday as a funny twist on a back to school picture.

Have a wonderful day.

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