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wholderman's picture
Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:03am

Cows seem to have it...researchers say it's no bull! Cattle seem to know how to find north and south. A team of researchers studied satellite photos of thousands of cows around the world. Their report says most cattle that were grazing or resting tended to align their bodies in a north-south direction, and the finding held true no matter what continent they were on. The scientists concluded that the magnetic field of the Earth has to be a factor. But the challenge is, why do these critters align to the magnetic field?


jtaylor's picture
Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:20am

Lots of really lame things are said in election season. The Dallas Morning News reported this particularly boneheaded comment from John Goodman, who supposedly helped create Sen. John McCain's health care policy and who is head of a Dallas think tank.


The nation's number of uninsured has dipped from 47 million in 2006 to 45.7 million last year, says the U.S. Census Bureau. That's misleading, Goodman said, because you can always get care in an emergency room.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 7:45am

Mark Grossi is a wiry California Angels fan with a sly smile. He's been a heavyweight in environmental journalism for some years, and the Fresno Bee's been fortunate -- and smart -- to keep him on that reporting beat (as beats continue to be spread-sheeted away in traditional media).


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 8:33am

When I was single, sewing a well-worn sock could eat up my Saturday morning. Lesson learned? Always stock bandages.


So I enjoyed the gentle breeze as my son strode past me, handed his mother several Navy uniforms and asked her to sew on caduceuses -- to military specs, o'course. They're now with him in Camp Pendleton where he's putting his corpsman training to work with the Marines.


wholderman's picture
Monday, August 25, 2008 - 3:34pm

...don't you? When I'm having a bad day, if someone's unhappy and making it well known to me, if the officer who pulled me over has a ticket in mind, or if I've embarrassed myself beyond belief...I just wish I could..."poof"...disappear!