Festival of Trees brings in thousands
ZANESVILLE – This year, the Festival of Trees brought in $3,000 more than last year. The Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, took place Friday and more than 200 items were auctioned off....
December 6, 2014
Festival of Trees auction slated for Friday
More than 200 decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and other entries and their incentives will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. Bids may be placed in person or by calling 740-450-1990. The auction ...
December 3, 2014
How To Harvest Uranium from the Ocean
The braids are chained to the ocean floor and allowed to float passively in the water, like an artificial kelp forest. After about 60 days, the boat returns and pulls in the adsorbent materials—now sporting a healthy yellow tint from the uranium. The ...
September 18, 2012
Jupiter and Ganymede in exquisite detail
If you go outside shortly after sunset and face east, you'll see a brilliant white "star" madly shining down on you. That's no star: it's Jupiter, king of the planets, the brightest object in the sky right now after the Sun and the Moon. Now is the ...
October 7, 2011
A Bee Mob Kills Giant Hornets With a Hot & Stuffy "Bee Ball"
Bee biologist Stan Schneider notes two different possibilities for the high CO2 concentrations: The spike in CO2 might be just a metabolic byproduct of the frenetic activity of balling bees. But … bees might regulate this “panting,” perhaps in ...
July 6, 2009
Bumpy Trot ~Steambot Chronicles~ ______ Side Quests & Extras
At 8 o'clock. In Pasedena. He's simalcrum's favourite, since he refuels trots crossing the desert. - Cuckoo Forest West, this sage is at the bottom of the water fall on the left side of the map. It's one way down and the only thing is free fuel (not ...
That’s no star: it’s Jupiter, king of the planets, the brightest object in the sky right now after the Sun and the Moon. "Amateur" astronomer Emil Kraaikamp took advantage of the situation, and, with his friend Rik ter Horst — who crafted his own 40 cm (16") mirror telescope — took this amazing shot of Jupiter:. I found this image on the Astron/Jive image of the day page (you should really subscribe to their RSS feed), and Emil gave me permission to use it here. Earth’s atmosphere roils and shifts, causing images to blur out, so this technique compensates for that — and Jupiter obliges by being very bright, allowing for lots of short exposures in rapid succession. The little guy below Jupiter and to the right is the moon Ganymede, which, if Jupiter weren’t there, would be considered a planet in its own right. It’s the biggest moon in the solar system, and actually comfortably larger than Mercury — though also much less massive, because Mercury has lots of iron, while Ganymede is mostly rock and ice. It’s incredible that advances in technology have made it possible to capture such detail on an object 600 million km (360 million miles) away. The image on the right of Ganymede is a NASA map of the moon based on space probe images, showing that those features Emil and Rik captured are real.
Japanese giant hornets can wreak havoc on a hive of Japanese honeybees, slicing off the heads of worker bees , feeding on the hive’s honey, and carrying back the larvae to feed to their own young. But the native bees do have one effective defense against the giant marauders, and it’s a battle plan that uses the bees’ one clear advantage: numbers. When a hornet scout appears, hundreds of bees instantly swarm around the invader in what’s known as a “bee ball. ” In a new experiment, researchers say they’ve determined exactly how the bee ball kills. Previously, scientists thought that the heat generated by the mass of vibrating bees killed the hornet. The hornets “can survive for 10 minutes at a temperature up to 47C (or 116 degrees Fahrenheit), and the temperature inside the bee balls does not rise higher than 46C” [ BBC News ] , says lead author Fumio Sakamoto. The researchers determined that increased carbon dioxide levels inside the bee ball also plays a role.
Cuckoo For Time! The Color-House By Pedro Mealha
Art has a unique way of grabbing and keeping our attention here at stupidDOPE ... Color-House By Pedro Mealha, a unique modern cuckoo clock that was inspired by the original Black Forest clocks. This unique design comes rocking a light sensor so no little ...
June 3, 2015
Marcia Davis: In East Tennessee, secretive, sly cuckoos make kooky calls
You seldom actually see a secretive cuckoo unless its kooky vocalizations reveal its presence. Cuckoos are usually concealed in the leafy foliage of trees ... lizards, bird eggs and small fruits. Cuckoo clocks, first made in the Black Forest in Europe ...
May 23, 2015
Inviting Black Forest is anything but bleak
ENZKLOSTERLE, Germany — The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark ... Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany’s highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails ...
May 10, 2015
Beyond the Black Forest
Geographically, however, the Black Forest is part of south-west Germany, named thus for the impenetrable canopy of fir and pine trees that barely ... Forest reveals customs beyond the clichés of its famed gateau, ham, cuckoo clocks and Bollenhut, the ...
April 18, 2015
Taipei's Daan Forest Park gets 40 cuckoo clock birdhouses
Taipei's Public Work Department has built 40 cuckoo clock-shaped birdhouses in the city's Daan Forest Park with the aim of ... are hopeful that they will be used by the black-browed barbets and other bird species that live in the park.
April 15, 2015
Photo tour: The most beautiful places in Indiana
Cataract Falls in Owen County includes the largest waterfall by volume in the state of Indiana. The Upper Falls (pictured) drop 20 feet, while the Lower Falls further downstream plummet 18 feet. (Photo: Kenneth Keifer, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Indiana is ...
January 23, 2015
Germany's Black Forest baker shares recipe for famed cake
“It’s because the conifer trees ... The Black Forest also has inspired fine craftsmen who create the cuckoo clocks. It is not clear who built the first cuckoo clock in the Black Forest or why but the handcrafted clocks with the teeny cuckoo bird ...
January 18, 2015